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City of Reno, NV Streets Program Manager in Reno, Nevada

Streets Program Manager


Class Title

Streets Program Manager

Class Code



$98,240.69 - $119,386.12 Annually

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  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under direction, leads, oversees, and monitors the activities and operations of assigned street programs and projects within the Public Works Department; oversees technical staff in all phases of assigned projects; oversees design, prepares contract documents, and manages the construction administration for various projects; participates in developing goals, objectives, policies, priorities, budget, and project management; responds to questions and inquiries from the general public, property owners, developers, architects, surveyors, contractors and City staff regarding engineering and development projects; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides responsible and complex administrative support to the department.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Lead, oversee, and monitor the activities and operations of assigned street programs and projects within the Public Works Department from conception through implementation; develop requests for bids, qualifications, and proposals; solicit bids; prepare budgets; prepare designs and specifications; negotiate and administer various design construction contracts; review the work of consultants and contractors; ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and City and regional standards; recommend modifications as necessary.

Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs and projects; recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures.

Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.

Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned technical staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Participate in the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; recommend adjustments as necessary.

Oversee in the administration and coordination of assigned capital improvement programs including determination of projects, scheduling and budgeting; participate in the selection and review process of the design/consultants within area of assignment; establish appropriate indicators to track assigned projects in terms of both output and outcome including costs, schedule adherence, and quality.

Plan, coordinate, supervise, and authorize excavation and encroachment permits; establish and monitor the excavation and encroachment permit program.

Prepare a variety of engineering reports, studies, and technical documentation; utilize specialized engineering applications, databases, programs, and graphics.

Prepare reports for the City Council and other committees regarding engineering projects and status.

Provide staff assistance to assigned management staff; participate on a variety of committees; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary.

Coordinate assigned street program activities with those of other departments, divisions, and outside agencies and organizations; provide information and negotiate and/or resolve sensitive issues within the area of assignment.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of engineering; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Respond to questions and inquiries from the general public, property owners, developers, architects, surveyors, contractors and City staff regarding engineering programs and projects; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of assigned street programs and projects.

Principles and practices of project management.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Modern and complex principles and practices of civil engineering.

Methods, materials, and techniques used in civil engineering programs and projects including those used in the design and construction of development projects.

Mechanics and properties of materials.

Methods and techniques of engineering plan review and analysis.

Methods and techniques of conducting site and field investigation.

Engineering maps and records.

Mathematical principles as applied to civil engineering work.

Methods and techniques of contract negotiations and administration.

Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil and traffic engineering design and development.

Principles of municipal budget preparation and control.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering software programs.

Occupational health and safety standards.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Lead, oversee, and monitor the activities and operations of assigned street programs and projects.

Oversee and coordinate the work of lower level staff.

Select, train, and evaluate staff.

Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned programs.

Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned program budget.

Work cooperatively with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies.

Establish maintenance goals, objectives, and budgets.

Negotiate and administer various contracts.

Respond to questions and inquiries from a variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects.

Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures.

Perform accurate and complex mathematical calculations.

Prepare, review, interpret, and analyze engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards and approved budgets.

Oversee consultant and construction contracts.

Troubleshoot computer hardware and software programs.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze, and evaluate new construction materials, methods, and techniques.

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized engineering software programs.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.


Three years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of registration as a professional engineer in the State of Nevada is highly desirable.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with some travel from site to site; occasional exposure to outside weather conditions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

RAPG Admin


Last Update: 9/2018

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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