Director of Public Works

City of Elmhurst | Elmhurst, IL

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Posted Date 6/22/2020

Starting salary is +/- $160,000 depending on qualifications

As a community of approximately 46,000 residents, the City of Elmhurst is recognized as one of the best places to live in Illinois having first-class schools, parks, and city services. Elmhurst enjoys a dynamic mix of industrial, retail and multi-family and single-family housing surrounding the heart of a progressive downtown area. As a premier western suburb of Chicago, the City of Elmhurst is a community rich in its heritage, invested in its present and focused towards its future.

The City is seeking a full-time Public Works Director. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director plans, organizes, and administers a full-service public works department with a staff of 89 FTE and an operating budget of $55.6 million. For more information, please click on the following links:

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Qualifying Experience and Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; and six years of senior level management experience in a major public works setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Previous experience in a collective bargaining work environment a plus. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.

Starting salary is +/- $160,000 depending on qualifications. The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity/ADA employer.

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Local Government
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