Director of Public Works

Charles County | La Plata, MD

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Posted Date 7/28/2022

Salary: $115,510.80 - $187,127.50 annually with a comprehensive benefits package.

The Director performs executive management functions and analysis by directing and overseeing the Department of Public Works (DPW). Plans, develops, implements, manages, and evaluates DPW operations, programs, services, activities, and projects which improve the quality of life for the residents of Charles County and ensures county infrastructure and assets are safe and reliable. Establishes strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the department and prioritizes and allocates financial and personnel resources to accomplish envisioned or required results.

DPW consists of two main divisions, Facilities and Utilities, and has multiple locations and work sites. Facilities is responsible for maintaining county owned roads, bridges, buildings, vehicles, and equipment; managing landfill, recycling, and litter control operations; and providing snow removal or emergency response services for severe weather-related road conditions. Utilities is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and compliance monitoring of the water and sewer facilities owned by the County Commissioners to include wells, booster stations, storage tanks, water mains, fire hydrants, water meters, manholes, pump stations, sewer mains, and wastewater treatment plants. Both divisions also provide educational and outreach opportunities for residents to learn about services and programs.


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Local Government
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