Director of Public Works

City of Staunton | Staunton, VA

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Posted Date 1/23/2024

The City of Staunton is seeking an innovative leader who will direct and manage the operations and activities of the Public Works Department. The position performs complex administrative, planning, and professional work overseeing the operations of all Public Works work units including Street Maintenance, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signals, Parking Operations, Refuse and Recycling Collection, Water Production, Water Distribution, Sewage System Collection, Utility Billing, Facilities Maintenance, and Equipment Maintenance. The successful applicant must be an empowering manager, a proven leader, a creative problem solver and an excellent communicator. A commitment to customer service and citizen involvement is required. Must also be committed to continual development and learning.

The individual will have a comprehensive knowledge of municipal public works administration, planning and operations; advanced knowledge of government procurement and fiscal policies and public infrastructure operations, maintenance, and policies and; basic knowledge of civil and environmental engineering principles. The individual will have the ability to: exercise sound judgment in emergencies; review and analyze plans and specifications for the maintenance, repair and construction of public infrastructure; formulate operational policies and procedures; prepare complex technical reports, correspondence, and briefings; supervise the work of a broad professional staff and; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, other government representatives, employees, contractors and the general public. The individual must also have strong financial management skills.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, public or business administration, or related Field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years related management experience and/or training preferred. Strong leadership, management, and administrative skills.

Excellent benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, paid-time off, group life insurance, medical insurance, professional dues, and conference expenses. Relocation allowance provided. Criminal background check is required.

FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 24
Hiring Range: Very Competitive Salary: DOE/DOQ
Start Date: On or around early April 2024 or negotiable
Reports To: City Manager

For a complete job description, please contact:

Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Staunton/Staunton City Schools
116 West Beverley St (Human Resources, 2nd Floor City Hall)
Staunton, VA. 24401

Job Category
Local Government
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