Public Works & Utilities Director

Town of Superior, Colorado | Superior, CO

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Posted Date 4/27/2022

Public Works & Utilities Director

Town of Superior, Colorado

Salary:  $111,668 - $167,180


The Town of Superior, (pop. approx. 13,000), is a suburban community located in Boulder County, Colorado, twenty-three miles northwest of Denver and eight miles southeast of the Boulder. The community has a high value for education, excellence, and recreation. Currently, Superior is in the process of developing its downtown as a pedestrian-friendly civic heart of the community with a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational uses.


The Town of Superior’s Public Works & Utilities Department is responsible for transportation planning and traffic engineering, which includes street maintenance, snow removal, management of capital projects and development review. Also included within this department is the management of SMD No. 1 which plans for and provides water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and storm water management. The department has 13 FTEs, which includes the Public Works & Utilities Director, a Civil Engineer, a Utilities Superintendent, a Senior Construction Inspector, a Public Works & Utilities Coordinator, Field Maintenance Superintendent and five Field Maintenance Technicians. The department contracts for many services, including water treatment; wastewater treatment; snow and ice removal; signing and striping; traffic signal maintenance; street light maintenance; street construction and other capital improvement projects. The department has a 2022 operating budget of $8.5 million, and a capital budget which varies from $5 million to $10 million per year.


Under the direction of the Town Manager, the Public Works & Utilities Director plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the operations and functions of streets and of the water, sewer, and reuse water utilities, including water supply, treatment, storage, reuse water irrigating system, wastewater collection and treatment, and storm drainage systems.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, management, or a related field. 6 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in engineering work and construction, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in both transportation and utilities. Graduate degree in civil engineering or public administration and professional engineering registration in Colorado are desired. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Town of Superior is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 22, 2022 (open until filled).

Salary111668.00 - 167180.00 Annual
Job Category
Local Government
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