Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont, is seeking a . This high-level management position provides leadership and oversight to three divisions; streets, water distribution / sewer collection, and equipment (fleet operations) and the water and wastewater treatment facilities. Also responsible for managing traffic operations, stormwater, combined sewer overflow long term control plan, district heat, engineering, facilities, sustainability winter maintenance, capital planning, and a variety of other issues. The position requires significant direct interaction with local elected officials, state regulatory officials, professional consultants, construction contractors and crews, residents, and fellow city employees.
Under the administrative overview of the City Manager, the Public Works Director directs the Department through effective communications, planning, staff management, resource allocation, and assures the effective development and delivery of Public Works projects required to meet the City s goals. Additionally, the Public Works Director provides excellent customer service to the residents and business owners in Montpelier by administering a staff of 37 employees with a budget of $11 million (including general, water, sewer, district heat and capital funds.) For a complete job description, go to:
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in engineering, public administration, or a related field.
Significant experience in managing public organizations, public works projects, including supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge and experience with principles of sustainability are a plus.
Excellent project management skills
Demonstrated ability to track multiple priorities and activities.
Ability to make strategic decisions around staffing, budgeting, and procedural development.
Ability to delegate authority and responsibility while maintaining appropriate levels of operational control.
Excellent communications, interpersonal, public presentation, and collaboration skills.
Ability to work creatively with tight budgets for the best public value.
Must have or be able to obtain a valid Vermont driver s license.
Technical writing skills considered a plus (sample may be requested).
Montpelier residency is preferred but not required.
To apply, please electronically submit a cover letter and resume to ...@montpelier-vt.org by July 26, 2019. The selection process may include background check, drug test and/or psychological exam.
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