Director, Public Works and Engineering

City of Statesboro | Statesboro, GA

Posted Date 8/07/2019

The City of Statesboro is a progressive community that provides an exceptional quality of life to its residents and offers southern charm and hospitality to its visitors.  The City offers a high standard of living with a commitment to ensure the most responsive and progressive public services to residents, businesses, and visitors alike.  Statesboro has a highly diversified economy. There are three institutions of higher learning located in the greater Statesboro area: Georgia Southern University (GSU) within the City limits and Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) and East Georgia State College located just outside the City yielding many educational opportunities.  In addition to higher education, Statesboro is home to several major industries and offers a regional shopping center and health care providers for citizens. 


The City of Statesboro is seeking a dedicated public works professional that is ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the position in a diverse and growing community.  The new Director must possess superior management skills particularly in the areas of personnel and fiscal responsibility.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong departmental leadership and have a passionate commitment to serving the City of Statesboro.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work in the areas of developing long-range plans, managing construction and stormwater projects, and overseeing the department’s budget and expenditures.  Additionally, the candidate should be a Public Works professional who is a dedicated team player and can quickly gain the confidence of the department.  The Public Works Director must have the ability to build trust through the development of partnerships, as well as to assist the City Manager in articulating a vision and developing consensus around public works issues and concerns.  The successful candidate will be a proven leader with the ability to function as an integral part of the management team under the direction of the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. A strong work ethic is a must for this position.

Minimum qualifications for the Director, Public Works & Engineering include:


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, public administration, project management or a closely related field, with a Master's degree preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a related engineering field; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience required. 
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience required.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer in Training (EIT) desired.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License within 30 days of hire.
  • NIMS IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 certifications are desired.
  • Compensation & Benefits include:


    The starting salary for this position will be established commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate; starting salary is expected to be in the range of $91,000-$113,000.  A comprehensive benefits package includes:  Health, dental and life insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off and Negotiable relocation expenses.  Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) September 6, 2019 to:, any questions should be directed to Lisa Ward, Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 706-983-9326.

Alan Reddish, Senior Vice President

107 Indigo Lane, Athens, Ga. 30606

Cell:  706-614-4961                                                

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