STREET LIGHTING MANAGER (CITY OF SYRACUSE)

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(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


This is a managerial position responsible for the maintenance and operation of a municipal street lighting system. The incumbent will oversee both contractors and City employees, as well as supervise clerical personnel in the delivery of a well-planned, cost effective maintenance and operation program. Extensive contact with the public, consulting engineers, professional staff of local utilities, governmental agencies and City departments is required. Work is performed independently, with general supervision and review of work received from the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. Does related work as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Coordinates the maintenance and operation of City-owned street lighting facilities through the purchase of material and equipment, and oversight of the contractual agreement for the maintenance and installation of street lighting equipment.

Reviews the lighting portions of street system construction, rehabilitation and maintenance project plans to ensure energy efficiency, aesthetics and uniformity, and reviews completed work to ensure specification compliance.

Develops and monitors the operating and capital budgets for the Street Lighting Division.

Writes and reviews contract specifications for the maintenance and construction of street lighting systems and purchase of materials.

Coordinates technical changes with the electric utility company.

Responds to citizen complaints and concerns regarding street lighting.

Analyzes current lighting maintenance system contracts and makes recommendations for improved service and cost-effectiveness.

Reviews and critiques utility requests for rate increases and provides testimony on the City's behalf.

Collects data and prepares capital improvement reports for the Street Lighting Program.

Conducts field surveys of street lighting equipment.

Directs, reviews and evaluates studies, projects and programs related to street lighting.

Coordinates with the City Law Department to recuperate expenses from private insurers for costs associated with damaged portions of the City's street lighting system.

Consults with contractors, consulting engineers, other City departments and other governmental agencies and utilities regarding engineering operations and policies related to lighting operations.

Meets with neighborhood and community groups to discuss street lighting concerns.

Writes correspondence and narrative reports for the Street Lighting Program.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Good knowledge of the systems, components and parts used in street lighting systems.

Good knowledge of the operation of a street lighting system.

Good knowledge of the repair, maintenance and installation of street lights.

Good knowledge of efficient management practices.

Good knowledge of the City's operating and capital budget process and procedures.

Good knowledge of the City's purchasing process and procedures.

Good knowledge of the organizational structure and administrative procedures of City government, especially Pubic Works.

Good knowledge of the City's, Department's and Bureau's safety policies.

Working knowledge of American National Standards Institute/Illuminating Engineering Society's RP-8-18: Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting.

Working knowledge of utility street lighting tariffs.

Ability to effectively manage a program or function.

Ability to suggest appropriate and efficient policies and procedures for maintaining the street lighting system.

Ability to recommend effective methods for keeping level or reducing the cost of maintaining the street lighting system.

Ability to supervise the development and installation of complex engineering systems.

Ability to review blueprints, plans and specifications related to street lighting systems.

Ability to review completed work for contract compliance.

Ability to forecast budgetary needs, and prepare operating and capital budgets.

Ability to prepare statistical and engineering reports.

Ability to make assessments, analyses, judgments and recommendations, based on general knowledge and numerical data.

Ability to organize and plan the workload of a functional area in order to complete goals and meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

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Ability to produce clear and accurate narrative and numerical reports using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Ability to communicate effectively, both with individuals and groups of citizens.

Ability to deal professionally with a variety of employees, staff and agency representatives.

Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to develop and implement plans and programs.

Ability to develop a rapport and establish close working relationships with other departments or agencies.

Ability to adapt to change and respond to problems quickly.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in civil engineering, electrical engineering, construction technology or a closely related field and three (3) years of full-time work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the design and maintenance of urban street systems, which included street lighting or the review of completed street lighting projects for contract compliance; or,

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's degree in civil engineering, electrical engineering, construction technology or a closely related field and five (5) years of full-time work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the design and maintenance of urban street systems, which included street lighting or the review of completed street lighting projects for contract compliance; or,

C. Possession of a Journeyman Electrician with Instrumentation Certification and ten (10) years of full-time work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in commercial electrical projects, at least three (3) years of which were in a leadership or decision-making role; or,

D. Ten (10) years of full-time, or its part-time equivalent, experience as a Construction Manager overseeing commercial projects.


04/2020 Date of Original Composition