Public Works Director

City of Spring Hill, KS | Spring Hill, KS

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Posted Date 4/02/2021


Under the supervision of the City Administrator, the Director of Public Works is an exempt position under FLSA.  This employee is responsible for the supervision and direction of the activities of subordinate personnel in the Public Works Department.  The Director of Public Works assumes responsibility for the street, water, wastewater, storm water and parks functions of the department, and is responsible for the maintenance of all city owned buildings and grounds, vehicles and equipment.  This employee should possess excellent communication, supervisory, organizational, management, and public relations skills.


Essential Duties

  • Plans, directs, and organizes the activities of the various divisions in the Public Works Department;
  • Supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel;
  • Prepares the annual operating budget for the Public Works Department, and administrates the expenditures from the budget;
  • Responsible for the training of department personnel;
  • Determines and prioritizes necessary infrastructure improvements;
  • Reviews and approves department invoices and statements for line item budget accounting;
  • Responsible for short and long-range planning goals of the department;
  • Attends City Council meetings;
  • Coordinates with contractors and other governmental agencies on projects relative to infrastructure;
  • Reviews plans and specifications for infrastructure projects to determine whether they meet organizational requirements;
  • Works with other utilities, governmental agencies, and associations, for regional long-term planning;
  • Determines future department equipment needs for five-year capital outlay plan;
  • Enforces department policies and procedures;
  • Enforces safety procedures and practices.

Duties, responsibilities, scheduling, shift assignments and work location, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.


Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Six years of similar or related experience or combination of education and experience is required
  • Five years supervisory experience is required


Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A thorough knowledge of budgeting procedures, water and wastewater treatment procedures, water distribution, wastewater collection, and environmental issues, road construction and repair, parks maintenance, and a working knowledge of computers and mathematics are required.  This employee should be able to operate computers, printers, photocopiers, and other office equipment.  The ability to understand and anticipate problems, to develop and enforce policies and budgets, to interpret data and develop concepts to explain findings, and to read and interpret written documents, federal, state, and local environmental regulations, reports, and manuals is required.  This employee should possess excellent public relations capabilities, supervisory skills, organizational, management, oral and written communication skills.

Salary range is $41.11 to $55.48, dependent on qualifications. Position open until filled. The City of Spring Hill offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as paid leave and KPERS retirement.

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Human Resources
City of Spring Hill
401 N. Madison St.
P.O. Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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