Director of Public Works

City of Hendersonville | Hendersonville, TN

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Posted Date 7/16/2019

The City of Hendersonville is seeking qualified candidates to fill the Public Works Director position. This position directs all operations of the Public Work, Roads, and Information Technology (IT) Departments. As of July 2019, this position ultimately has about 40 full-time employees under their supervision between the Public Works, Roads, and IT Departments.

The primary work responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:
• Assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel; coordinates daily work activities.
• Develops, administers, and monitors department budget, policies and procedures, short and long-term goals.
• Coordinates contracted services; drafts and bids service contracts; develops contract documents; administers and issues notices to proceed with work; cancels and terminates contracts; monitors quality of contracted work.
• Coordinates capital projects; develops feasibility reports with cost estimates; reviews and recommends site selections; acquires project funding; conducts project bid process.
• Coordinates planning and transportation operations; prepares Transportation Improvement Program.
• Coordinates traffic and roads operations and activities; supervises traffic signal system operations; summarizes accident statistics; directs traffic sign and marking placement; determines sign layout for new developments.
• Directs the repair and installation of street lights and signals, traffic signs, and traffic control devices; prepares roadway beautification projects; implements bike and pedestrian grants; supervises Paving Program.
• Coordinates solid waste operation and activities; administers Limb Removal Program; conducts Landfill Remediation Program; coordinates alternative disposal sites.
• Coordinates a variety of projects and programs; oversees Building Maintenance Program; Property Acquisition Process, Mosquito Abatement Program, annual Draining Improvement Program; develops Main Street Christmas decoration plan.
• Coordinates emergency response and directs necessary tasks to meet emergency needs during situations such as roadway failures, natural disasters, storms, ice, snow, flooding, vehicle accidents, or other situations.
• Monitors inventory of department equipment and supplies; directs the maintenance and repair of department equipment and vehicles.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Master’s Degree preferred.
• 3-5+ years of related experience.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Tennessee for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
• Professional Engineer Certification/License in Tennessee required or the ability to obtain/transfer current license to Tennessee within 6 months of hire date.

As one of the fastest growing communities in Tennessee, Hendersonville offers great opportunities for everyone. Strategically located 18 miles NE of the center of downtown Nashville and 20 miles from Nashville's International Airport, Hendersonville attributes its rapid growth to geographic location and scenic beauty. The city has approximately 38 square miles of land and 26 miles of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake. Hendersonville is governed by a 13-member Board of Mayor and Aldermen. It was first incorporated in July 1969 and the city officially began operation August 1, 1969. With higher than average household incomes, Hendersonville is the home of a highly educated and affluent citizenry and is known throughout the state as one of the finest places to live, work, and play. It offers a unique blend of city living and spacious country surroundings. Hendersonville owns and maintains an expansive road network of over 300 miles, 31 traffic signals and includes over 150 miles of sidewalk. The Capital Improvements Program has a total funding allocation of over 40 million federal and local dollars for the various road, ITS and multimodal projects. At the City, you will find variety, individual opportunity, career satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with staff who are dedicated to making a difference for the department and the community.

Please review the Job Description for the position. In order to be considered for this position, you MUST meet the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Job Description AND provide the following:
• Job Application
• Resume
• Cover Letter highlighting experience relevant to this position
• Copy of your college transcript(s), Professional Engineer certifications/licenses, and any other relevant and valid certifications

PE License Transfer from another state to Tennessee
Qualified applicants from outside of Tennessee may visit the NCEES Clearinghouse website ( or contact the TN State Department of Commerce and Insurance,, Registration by Comity area for additional information.

Here is a quick list of a few things will be required to do/submit (not necessarily everything):
• Pay a $195.00 fee
• Provide 5 professional references (3 must be registered engineers) – all must be within the last 2 years.
• Provide official transcript(s)
• Provide verification of registration or examination from other state(s)

Once your application and other required material has been submitted, representatives from the City will review and determine if you are qualified and may be a good fit for this position. If you meet all qualifications and it is determined that the City would like to move forward with you, you will go through our Assessment Center which will be conducted by MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service) through the University of Tennessee. The
Assessment Center will take place at Hendersonville City Hall on September 6, 2019. You will be contacted regarding specifics once it is determined you meet all qualifications.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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Local Government
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