The Director of Public Service (Service Director) is appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Director of Public Service is the head of the Division of Building Inspection and has charge of all public works and improvements and the construction thereof, and of all engineering and inspection in connection therewith.
He is charged with the construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, alleys, lanes, bridges, wharves, docks and breakwalls; of water mains, pumps, systems, pipes, purification and filtration plants, and the water distribution system; of sewers, sewage systems, drains, ditches, culverts, streams, watercourses and harbors; and of all public buildings, parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, and other public places belonging to the Municipality or dedicated to public use.
He manages and controls cemeteries, market houses, sewage treatment plants, waterworks, and all public utilities of the Municipality supported in whole or in part by taxation and enforces all the obligations of privately-owned or operated public utilities enforceable by the Municipality.
He has charge of the making and preservation of all surveys, maps, plans, drawings and estimates for public work; the cleaning, resurfacing, repairing, sprinkling and lighting of streets and public places; the collection and disposal of waste; and the preservation of all property belonging to the Municipality and pertaining to the functions thereof.
He performs such other duties, consistent with his office, as may be required by the City Charter, by ordinance of the Council, or as directed by the Mayor.