Director of Public Works

Town of Windsor | Windsor, CT

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Posted Date 11/03/2022

Windsor, Connecticut's first Town boasts both a rich history and diverse community and is strategically located on the beautiful Farmington and Connecticut Rivers just north of Hartford, the State's capitol city. Comprising 31.1 square miles, its 29,000 residents enjoy an array of conveniently located range of performing arts theatres, world-class museums, professional sports, major hospitals, and distinguished universities.

The successor Public Works Director will lead a dedicated staff in an organization that places a high value on providing professional and long-term positive results for the community. Reporting to the Town Manager, the Public Works Director is responsible for the planning, development, supervision, and direction of the activities of the Department's six operating Divisions which include Fleet Services, Solid Waste, Street Maintenance, Storm Drainage, Parks and Grounds, and Facilities. Direct reports to the Public Works Director include the Public Works Operations Manager, Solid Waste Manager, and Building & Facilities Manager. The Director also works closely with the Town’s Engineering and Recreation & Leisure Departments. The Department is staffed with 46 full-time employees most of which are represented by collective bargaining agreements and supported with an Annual Budget of approximately $11 million.

The Town of Windsor seeks a Public Works Director as part of the organization’s senior leadership team who is committed to a forward-thinking, proactive management style and is comfortable in delegating responsibilities to staff effectively, but will be “hands-on” when necessary, in the leadership of a full-service Public Works Department. The ideal candidate in this highly visible role requires an individual who is dedicated to the mission of the Town by providing a mentoring and collaborative leadership style, and fostering a supportive, productive, and motivating work environment within the Public Works Department.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, or a closely related, with six to eight years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in planning and coordinating municipal public works activities; or any equivalent combination of education and experience deemed relevant and equivalent to achieve the successful performance of the job. Certification as Professional Engineer (PE) desired, but not required.

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For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President of Recruitment & Leadership Development


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Local Government
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