This course relates to the delivery of maintenance, and operations services to the public, commonly known as public works. It will identify the equipment and personnel resources needed for efficient and effective service delivery. Discussions will include what to consider when deciding to either purchase or lease equipment, in-house vs. contracting out work functions, emergency preparedness planning, and environmental responsibilities.

Course Content:

Operations overview
  • Organizational structure
  • Mission/vision statements
  • Ethics in Public Works
Capital Improvement Programs/funding/approval process
  • The typical useful life of infrastructure (Depreciation of assets)
  • Identifying potential funding sources and creating project cost estimates and budgets
  • CIP & project approval process
  • Coordinating with other departments and agencies
  • Equipment acquisition and considerations
Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Management Operations
  • Priority planning
  • FEMA/Damage Assessment
  • Organizational roles between local-state-federal agencies
  • Media – Crisis Management
Environmental Responsibilities
  • Citizen lawsuits
  • Clean Water Act
  • MS4 & SWPPP requirements
  • Dealing with contaminated sites & soils

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are interested in becoming a supervisor, newly promoted supervisors, or supervisors wishing to enhance their leadership skills, communication, and effectiveness.

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