The Village of Belleville, population 2,485, is seeking to fill the full-time position of Public Works Director. Located thirty minutes from downtown Madison, Belleville is a growing rural suburb situated in both Dane and Green Counties. The current Public Works Director is retiring in June 2021 after completing eight years of employment with the Village. The goal will be to bring his successor on-board prior to his retirement to help facilitate a smooth transition process. The Public Works Director position is a “working Director” and will perform operational duties as needed.
The Public Works Director is a Department Head under the direct supervision of the Village Administrator and who reports to Public Works and Parks Committee. This position plans, organizes, directs, and supervises field operations and contracted services for effectiveness and efficiency. These duties include determining overall department goals/objectives and resource needs. Department operations include operation and maintenance of a water and sewer plant; building, fleet and equipment maintenance; solid waste collection (contract); forestry; and cemetery, park and street maintenance.
The candidate must have a minimum of five years of Public Works field experience with supervisory experience. Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent and valid Wisconsin’s driver’s and CDL license. An Associate’s Degree in a related field preferred. Must possess or obtain and maintain WI-DNR Water and Wastewater Operator certifications upon employment. Ideal candidates should possess strong leadership and problem-solving skills, experience in budgeting and personnel management, and strategic management. Need ability to be NIMS (National Incident Management System) certified. Must have excellent communication, teamwork, and customer relations skills. Proficiency in basic computer software and knowledge of GIS and SCADA systems is also desired.
The salary range for this position will be between $60,000 - $75,000 per year dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include WRS retirement, ETF health insurance, dental, and life insurance. A criminal background check and other pre-employment testing will be required.
Applicants may apply for this position by submitting a cover letter, resume, and five professional references to the attention of Brian Wilson, Village Administrator, via email at email@example.com no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 9, 2021. EOE