Public Works Director - Indian River County, FL

Indian River County, FL | Vero Beach, FL

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Posted Date 4/10/2024

Indian River County is located on the Florida east coast, referred to as the “Treasure Coast,” approximately 135 miles north of Miami, 190 miles south of Jacksonville, and 135 miles east of St. Petersburg. Known for 23 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches, wildlife, fishing, water recreation, and a small-town natural Florida feel, Indian River County residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life, and the County government works to provide services and maintain the area’s hidden treasure. Recognized for excellence in education, the School District of Indian River earned the distinction of Cognia Systems Accreditation, is ranked by Niche the #11 Best School District in Florida, and the only “A” rated school district located along the Treasure and Space Coast. The County is comprised of several quiet yet growing communities including the cities of Sebastian, Fellsmere, and Vero Beach, which serves as the County Seat, and the towns of Indian River Shores and Orchid. The combination of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, educational excellence, small-town community and proximity to larger metropolitan areas, make it a perfect place to raise a family.

Indian River County seeks an authentic servant leader with demonstrated skills in overseeing contemporary public works operations and possessing excellent judgment, discretion, and customer relations. Reporting to the Assistant County Administrator for Infrastructure and Development Services, the Public Works Director is a highly responsible senior-level position providing direction for all activities by directing, planning, coordinating, and implementing infrastructure and capital projects across the Department. The Public Works Department recently underwent a reorganization and now includes the following Divisions: Administration (2.9 FTE’s including the Director), Engineering (38 FTE’s), Roads & Bridges (72.1 FTE’s), Traffic (26 FTE’s), Fleet Management (8 FTE’s) and Facilities Management (23 FTE’s).

The Public Works Director position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering plus ten (10) years of professional work experience in Civil Engineering and/or Public Works, in which four (4) years of this experience must have been in an administrative/managerial capacity. A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Registration as a Licensed, Professional Engineer preferred, with certification in Project Management and NIMS training/certification a plus.

Apply ASAP – Posting will close upon attainment of qualified pool.

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For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President


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