Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Streets Operations Manager.


The Streets Operations Manager is responsible for the Streets Maintenance Division within the Public Works Department. This responsibility includes the construction, repair, and maintenance of City streets including snow/ice removal operations. This position currently reports to the Public Works and Utilities Director. 


The ideal candidate has local government experience, a strong background in transportation operations management, and has a strategic mindset when it comes to planning street repair and maintenance, snow removal, emergency operations, and sustainable practices. The ideal candidate is passionate about safety, keeping our streets and roadways in top condition, and has strong project management and people skills.


The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.


The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton


Starting pay at or near $107,606

Salary Range: $86,071 - $128,163


This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.


This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the position is filled. Review of applications will begin August 31st and interviews may be scheduled shortly thereafter. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the work of division staff, including planning, assigning and evaluating work performance.
  • Provides outreach, survey data and other information to citizens, council, boards, committees, and commissions.
  • Researches and recommends changes to practices based on emerging issues for the sustainability of natural resources.
  • Manages 24-hour snow/ice removal operations in alignment with the Director/Deputy Director.
  • Assists in developing operational priorities, goals, and objectives.
  • Develops and assists leadership with updating strategic plans for streets, snow removal, emergency operations, and sustainable practices.
  • Assumes project management duties for contracted projects and internal projects.
  • Develops, negotiates and manages contracts and governmental agreements.
  • Manages consulting contracts with environmental, communications, and engineering firms.
  • Makes recommendations to the Director or Deputy Director regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining.
  • Assists with developing and managing program budget and authorizing expenditures; forecasts budget needs and allocates resources accordingly.
  • Serves on task forces and as team leader on interdepartmental and interagency teams related to natural resource protection.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements comprehensive preventative maintenance and repair programs for street maintenance, snow removal, street sweeping, and traffic operations.
  • Establishes and implements safety programs.
  • Represents department at meetings and on committees.
  • Responds to and resolves customer inquiries, complaints, and service requests from a variety of customers including citizens and elected officials.
  • Coordinates services within the division and across the organization.
  • Determines and coordinates all equipment replacements and upgrades.
  • Prepares activity and progress reports, cost estimates, and contract pay applications.
  • Supports the department’s asset management programs by aiding in data management and field utilization of asset information.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Supervises administrative and operations staff as assigned.
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates personnel; assigns, and directs work; addresses complaints and resolves issues.
  • Manages employee performance through meaningful, timely feedback and appraisals.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in construction management, public administration, or directly related field; and
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in streets and traffic operations; municipal management, operations and maintenance, construction management, including at least three (3) years of supervisory or team lead experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of education and experience requirements above.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. CDL experience is helpful.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.




  • Local government experience
  • Transportation Operations Management 
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement strategies and implementation 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in street construction and maintenance, storm drainage maintenance, and traffic operations and the skill and ability to apply that knowledge to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction and design standards for streets, alleys, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, parking lots, traffic signals, and storm drainage utilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of safe work practices including construction zone safety.
  • Strong technology skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Office 365, Excel, Word, Teams) and the ability to learn and utilize asset management and other job related applications.
  • Ability to communicate effective, both orally and in writing, for report writing, correspondence, providing customer service, giving presentations, directions, or feedback.
  • Basic skills in analyzing data and problems, identifying relationships between issues, and making complex plans.
  • Advanced ability to develop plans for organizing multiple tasks, setting deadlines, and preparing for future events.
  • Advanced abilities with functional responsibilities including budget management and the development and administration of policies and procedures.
  • Emergency operations knowledge and skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to establish and fulfill goals and objectives.




  • Activities are performed in a standard indoor office environment; outdoor work includes driving to and from outdoor work sites.   Outdoor work and travel include exposure to prevailing weather conditions.
  • Long periods of sitting, standing or walking may be required. Essential duties include lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Basic ability to manipulate tools, equipment, instruments, and devices requiring coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet.
  • Basic skills and abilities that involve the operation of small to heavy equipment including hand, power, and motorized equipment.


Application Instructions

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