Director of Public Works

City of Dumas | Dumas, TX

Posted Date 8/17/2022

The City of Dumas is seeking a results-oriented, collaborative professional with strong character and a desire to build both external and internal relationships to effectively manage public works service to Dumas residents.  The City of Dumas is a Home-Rule City (Commission/Manager Form of Government) located approximately 40 miles north of Amarillo.  The City is home to almost 15,000 residents and has an annual budget of $15 million. The Public Works Director reports directly to the City Manager and oversees the daily operations of the Department by providing support and leadership to staff. The Public Works Director is responsible for overseeing all functions, programs and operations of the Public Works department including the maintenance and operations of streets, drainage, fleet, facilities, wastewater collection and water distribution systems.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director will direct the operations and administration of the Public Works department. The Director shall establish departmental policies, procedures and regulations, as well as assist in necessary budgeting and oversight of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of the City’s Public Works infrastructure assets and facilities. Additional responsibilities include coordinating design and construction of City infrastructure projects; ensuring both public and private construction plans are compliant with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; and representing the City’s interests in plans, programs, and major projects in discussion and coordination with City leaders, the public, civil engineers, consultants, contractors, neighboring communities, and other governmental agencies.

Minimum requirements are five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal public works experience. Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of general construction and engineering/architectural experience related to water/wastewater; public works; or the area of work assigned. Preferred Class “C” water and/or wastewater licenses issued by TCEQ.

The City of Dumas is offering a salary range of $85,000 to $105,000 along with competitive benefits for this position dependent upon experience and qualifications. The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission has been contracted to assist the City with this search.  A full job description can be found at Works.pdf. Send cover letter, resume with references, salary history, and requirements to Alex Guerrero, LGS Director, Panhandle Regional Planning Commission, 415 SW 8th, Amarillo, Texas 79105 or email directly to   Address questions to Alex Guerrero at 806-372-3381 or email at Deadline: September 1, 2022 or until position filled.

The City of Dumas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check.

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Local Government
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