Public Works Director

The salary range for this position is $98,682 to $152,957 D.O.Q.

This position will be posted until filled.

This position is an Essential classification and will require you to report to duty before, during and after a civil emergency.



A highly responsible managerial position, under the direction of the City Manager or designee, in directing the operations of the Public Works Department. The focus for this position is on the administration of the department as a whole more than the technical aspects of the work, with a strategic management/performance-based approach. Work in this class requires the employee to work effectively with elected and appointed officials, department directors, private consultants and contractors, other employees and the general public. Work is reviewed by the City Manager in conferences with the employee, through progress reports, and evaluation of attainment of goals and objectives.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following talents:

  • Sense of Urgency: Must be able to motivate staff to take immediate and earnest action.
  • Vision for the Future: Must be able to project long-term while keeping in-line with the City Council's strategic plan.
  • Proactive: Must be able to recognize potential problems and take action to ensure the problem is mitigated.
  • System Oriented: Establish systems within the department that facilitate accomplishment of department goals.
  • Customer Service Driven: One of the city values is customer service; all decisions should be made with the customer's interest at heart.
  • Understanding/Developing Standards: Must be able to understand, develop, establish, maintain and improve standards within the city infrastructure.
  • A commitment to team based management.




Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures involved in management practices, public administration and civil engineering.
  • Knowledge of the principles of budgeting.
  • Knowledge of modern record-keeping and recording methods.
  • Knowledge of business process improvement cycle.


Skills and Ability to:

  • Delegate authority, plan, organize, and review the work of technical and administrative personnel engaged in the construction and maintenance of municipal
  • building projects.
  • Assist in the development of long-range plans for municipal building programs.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees and the public.
  • Maintain complex records and to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Skills in management and technical engineering.


Education and/or Training:

Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil Engineering or related field. Master's degree (M.A. or M.S.) degree preferred. Ten (10) years of experience in public administration, management, and civil engineering. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License and maintenance of a clean driving history.  Licensed with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers preferred. Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Certificate. Six Sigma Certification preferred.


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