Director of Public Works

City of Annapolis | Annapolis, MD

Posted Date 2/04/2020

The Director of Public Works is a highly responsible, at-will position managing the department’s 108 employees, $21 million annual budget, and five operating divisions. The Director reports to the City Manager. The department provides comprehensive public works services to city residents, businesses and internal customers, including capital project engineering and construction, City facilities maintenance and repair, City fleet management, solid waste and recycling collection, storm water management, street maintenance including snow removal, sanitary sewer collection, and potable water production and distribution.

Ideal Candidate Profile
The next Director will come to the position having already held key positions in similar or progressively larger organizations. A seasoned professional engineer, the Director will be well-rounded in multiple areas of public works management, with the ability to comfortably change focus among the individual areas of public works as the needs of the department change over time. The individual must be apolitical but politically astute, capable of presenting complex issues and policies to the City Council and effectively engaging with the general public. The new Director will have mastered the fundamentals of management, including performance management, staff development, communication, negotiation, and delegation. He/she will be willing to take on challenging projects with a “can do” attitude, and remain open to change. The breadth of his/her background allows them to bridge differences of opinion and reach collaborative consensus.

Education, Experience, And Credentials
The director of public works shall be appointed on the basis of his knowledge and experience in civil and sanitary engineering works of which at least five (5) years shall have been in an executive or supervisory capacity. The director shall have a degree in civil, mechanical or sanitary engineering and shall be a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland or shall, at the time of appointment, be a registered professional engineer in another state of the United States and, within eighteen (18) months of the date of appointment, become a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland.

The salary range for this position is between $98,425 - $165,923 and is negotiable based on education and experience. A full City of Annapolis benefits package is available, which includes:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance (includes High Deductible Health Plan option)
• Retirement (Maryland State Retirement System)
• Generous vacation and sick leave benefits plus 11 paid holidays annually
• 401(a) plan with City contribution
• 457 Plans for tax deferred savings
• Life Insurance (basic paid by the City with optional supplemental for employee, spouse and children)
• Flexible Spending Account (health and dependent care)
• Employee Assistance Program

Open until filled. Submit detailed resume and cover letter by the first resume review date of Monday, March 2, 2020 (include beginning/ending dates as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed).


Job Details
$98,425 - $165,923
Job Function:
Public Works Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Annapolis
Form of Government:M
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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