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(a) Qualifications: The Director of Public Service shall have knowledge of personnel, personnel management, engineering, building maintenance, construction, sanitation and water and sewer problems.
(b) Duties of the Director: The Director of Public Service shall have charge of the Department of Public Service. He shall make all necessary rules and regulations for the government of the department and the divisions thereof. He shall have charge of all engineering, construction, inspection, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of all public improvements and properties. He shall have charge of all private building inspections and all zoning code inspections. He shall have charge of making and preserving all surveys, maps, plans, drawings, estimates and contracts for all public improvements and properties. All contracts for public improvements, work or repair shall be executed in the name of the City by the Director only after approval by the Council and shall be entered into only with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder after public competitive bidding to the extent provided for by this Charter. He shall perform such other duties, consistent with his office, as may be required by this Charter, by ordinance of the Council, or as directed by the Mayor.
(c) Deputy Director: The Director of Public Service shall, with the approval of the Mayor, designate a Deputy Director of Public Service, either from the Department of Public Service, or another Department who shall, in the absence of the Director of Public Service for any reason, perform all of the duties herein imposed upon the Director of Public Service.