Director of Public Works

City of Lockport | Lockport, NY

Posted Date 8/02/2018
Salary: $85,000 - $108,484.

Director of Public Works, City of Lockport, NY

The City of Lockport, located halfway between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY, serves as the Niagara County county seat. After a financial crisis nearly five years ago, Lockport has realized a bond rating increase and significant growth in fiscal reserves and is well on its way toward financial recovery.

The City of Lockport, NY (pop 20,722) seeks a creative, team oriented professional to serve as Director of Public Works. Under the direction of the Mayor, this director oversees all operational and maintenance aspects of the community’s streets & roadways, water, wastewater, parks & grounds, and public facilities. Successful candidates have strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and maturity for this highly independent and responsible executive-level position providing administrative direction to the Public Works Department. Candidate will be expected to develop a clear vision of the public works challenges facing the City. BA/BS in public/business administration, engineering, construction management or related field required; a minimum of six years of progressive experience in a variety of projects including public works operations, utilities, capital project planning & supervision and general administration or an Associate’s degree and 8 years’ experience with an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Experience in winter storm response and utilities operation and maintenance helpful; strong citizen service attitude is essential.

The ideal candidate will have strong budget & management skills, a team oriented leadership style and demonstrated enthusiasm and imagination in pursuit of creative solutions to meet public works challenges. Salary Range: $85,000-$108,484. To be considered, submit cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Mary Pat Holz, Civil Service Officer, One Lock Plaza, Lockport, NY 14094 or Background check and drug testing required. Candidate is expected but not necessarily required to reside within the City of Lockport within 6 months of appointment. EEO

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