Public Works Maintenance Manager / TDO-D

    • Houston, TX


Applications accepted from:ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Service Line:Transportation and Drainage Operations
Branch: TBA
Reporting Location: TBA
Workdays & Hours: TBA
*Subject to change
Manages and directs the overall operation, activities and personnel of a section within the Storm Water Maintenance Branch (SWMB) of the Transportation and Drainage Operations (TDO). Enacts policy originating from the Mayor or department administrators; develops, maintains and interprets policy, ensuring consistent application. Plan, organizes, directs and reviews operations, facilities and personnel. Works cooperatively and coordinates activities with other sections, service lines and departments. Reviews and critiques methods and procedures regularly to maintain and improve efficient operations; evaluates individual and group performance; makes needed improvements. Maintains current knowledge of technological and legislative changes, which affect activities and initiates actions, made necessary by such changes. Implements and participates in modifying emergency preparedness plan. Gives personnel attention to emergency or special problems; responds to complaints or inquiries from the public, City officials or outside agencies. Forecasts future program needs and identifies scope and budget. Conducts periodic review of expenditures and recommends program or budget adjustments are required. Assists in the preparation of annual operating budget request. Presents information concerning the Houston Public Works to interested citizens' groups on an as requested basis. Reviews hiring recommendations and job performance evaluations for consistency and compliance with City policy and procedures, AA/EEO goal implementation, effective counseling and career development training for personnel. Plan, manages and directs the field operation and maintenance for the City's Open Drainage Infrastructure (with a focus on detention ponds, roadside and off-road ditches) and managing related equipment. Managers may be rotated to other work stations depending on operational needs. Forecast program needs and develop/revise multi-year programs including an annual infrastructure program maintenance plan. Develop, maintain, update Standard of Operations (SOP) for each mission critical service and training certification program under respective responsibility areas.

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e. essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditioning. Requires the ability to make simple gross motor responses within large tolerances.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier I Level.


Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline would normally be obtained through a formal 4-year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Seven years of experience closely related to the activities of the area or division to be supervised are required.

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference shall be given to eligible candidates with prior experience in the capacity of a manager or supervisor operating and maintaining Open Drainage Infrastructure (with a focus on detention ponds, roadside and off-road ditches) and managing related equipment .

Other preferences include: advanced skills in Microsoft Office, excellent problem-solving abilities, strong organizational skills; the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task is preferred.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.


However, the department may administer a skills assessment evaluation.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range for this position is:

Pay Grade 29

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: .

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-6027.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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