Nature of Work
The Director of Public Works is a member of the City's Development Services and Infrastructure Leadership Team responsible for advancing the vision of the City's Comprehensive Plan by providing strategic leadership and direction for all activities that comprise the City's Public Works Department. Work includes, but is not limited to, the planning, budgeting, and oversight of employees engaged in the short and long term construction, operation and maintenance of the City's infrastructure assets and facilities within the Divisions of the Public Works Department. This includes Administration, Engineering, Land Development, Infrastructure Maintenance, Fleet and Facilities, and Environmental Services. The Director provides leadership that develops, reviews, updates, and implements a strategic vision and plan for the Department employees and infrastructure assets. In addition, the Director is an active member of the City's Leadership Forum which is responsible to collaboratively advance the City Council's priorities, fosters the organizational Core Values, proactively engages the community, and furthers other organizational initiatives. The Director is also a member of the DSI Leadership Team helping to advance the goal of being America’s most innovative development services team.
This position reports to the Deputy City Administrator for Development Services and Infrastructure and requires considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in carrying out the responsibilities of the Department and organization's short- and long-term vision and goals, objectives and plans.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in Business Management, Public Administration, Engineering, Urban Planning or closely related field and at least ten (10) years of experience in a senior-level administrative position providing leadership and direction to professional and support employees.
An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid Minnesota driver's license or valid driving privileges within the State of Minnesota prior to starting employment with the City.