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Professional Summary

Accomplished city management professional with more than 28 years' experience administering Public Works as well as Parks and Forestry for City of Jersey City. Oversee compliance of construction, maintenance, and development projects with current policies and regulations. Direct staff activities to align project performance with desired outcomes. Resolve escalated issues from citizens and public sector employees while ensuring optimal project completion. Manage multi-million-dollar budgets and lead collective bargaining initiatives within a public works program.

Core Qualifications
  • Policy/Program Development
  • Budget Administration
  • Vendor/Union Negotiations
  • Contract Management
  • Public Works Trash Disposal and Recycling
  • Project Management
  • City Planning
  • Process Improvements
  • Operations Analysis
Borough of Somerville Somerville, NJ Director of Public Works 03/2014 to Current
  • Manages all municipal public works operations including some municipal sanitation collection and contracted collections.
  • Supervise work force of approximately fifteen employees.
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and overall administration of street maintenance, public building maintenance and park maintenance.
  • Manage all street paving and all purchasing of equipment and automobiles.
  • Responsible for snow removal borough wide.
City of Jersey City Jersey City, NJ Director of Public Works 01/2009 to 07/2013
  • Spearheaded the development and planning of $20 million department operating budget and approved fund allocations needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Oversaw operations of six divisions for the city, including Automotive Services, Building & Streets, Park & Forestry, Architecture, Engineering, and Traffic Engineering. Managed team of 160 of employees.
  • Coordinated trash collection and disposal services, provided oversight for yard trimmings, recycling, tree debris, junk waste, and collection of dead animals.
  • Customized specifications for trucks & equipment needed for waste management to be more productive.
  • Expanded and coordinated the construction of a new Public Works facility and a new Police Precinct ($65 million budget).
  • Directly responsible for the coordination of trash containers city wide, work with neighbor & park association to set-up recycling program.
  • Represented public works department to other city departments, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Ensured compliance of development and implementation of public works department with city goals and policies for each assigned service area.
City of Jersey City Jersey City, NJ Director of Parks and Forestry 11/1990 to 07/2013
  • Planned, developed, and managed a $3 million operating budget while supervising daily activities of 68 city employees to ensure policy compliance.
  • Facilitated preparation of capital budget and approved construction projects to drive community development in a positive, eco-friendly direction.
  • Created specifications according to city regulations for all services and product procurement.
  • Assessed and enforced union agreements to meet strict labor laws and oversaw any corrective actions required.
  • Managed acquisition of more than 100 vehicles and assorted parks maintenance machinery to uphold environmental and community standards for 68 city parks as well as 60,000 street trees.
  • Administered all outsourced service contracts for Parks and Forestry while monitoring and coordinating needs of 60+ block associations.
  • Maintained optimal staff productivity by scheduling daily work assignments for all city parks maintenance employees.
  • Led coordination of snow removal for city parks and city owned properties during winter months.
  • Addressed and resolved escalated citizen complaints.

City of Jersey City Jersey City, NJ Landscape Architect 07/1983 to 10/1990
  • Conceptualized, developed, and planned construction of city parks and prepared construction specification for park facilities per city requirements.
  • Prepared a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis for review by senior city officials for approval.
  • Cultivated strong professional relationships with contractors and vendors to streamline construction initiatives from concept to completion.
Public Service Electric & Gas Service Newark, NJ Summer Intern 06/1980 to 06/1983
Bachelor of Science: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

RPP: Registered Purchasing Agent (2009)

CPWM: Certified Public Works Manager (2009)

Hazardous Waste Certification (2000)

Urban Planning Certification (1983)

  • Director of Clean Communities Program (1998 to Present)
  • New Jersey Chapter of Landscape Architecture (1983 to Present)
  • New Jersey Forestry Association (1990 to Present)