Director of Public Works

City of Cedar Falls | Cedar Falls, IA

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Posted Date 4/02/2019

The City of Cedar Falls is seeking a Director of Public Works to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Public Works Department that includes Cemetery, Engineering, Parks, Public Buildings, Refuse, Street, Traffic Operations, and Water Reclamation divisions/sections. This position coordinates assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies, receives policy direction from the Mayor and City Council and general administrative direction from the City Administrator, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Administrator.


Ideal candidate will have the following management experience: effective written and public communicator; goal setting and strategic planning, financial planning and budgeting; staffing, training, and positive service delivery; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide sound solutions to sensitive and controversial issues and regulatory problems related to engineering and construction, public works and parks operations and maintenance, and water reclamation operations and maintenance. Represent and act as City’s liaison on a variety of local, state and federal agencies or assigned boards and commissions.


Position requires: Eight years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering, water reclamation or public works and parks program development and implementation, including at least three years of administrative and supervisory experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, parks and recreation, public works administration, public administration, business administration, economics or related field.  Master's degree preferred.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license and post-offer pre-employment physical and drug screen required.


Expected salary range is $114,000-150,000, but negotiable based on qualifications.  For consideration, please submit a resume and a completed application (from Cedar Falls City Hall or ) to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dep’t., Attn: Director of Public Works, 220 Clay St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or to   Deadline for application materials: 5-3-19 at 4:30 p.m.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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Local Government
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