Assistant Director of Public Works

Wrentham | Wrentham, MA

Posted Date 1/13/2023

Salary: $100,000-$110,000 yearly

Duties include, but are not limited to: Assists the DPW Director with supervision of all departmental employees and functions as well as overall management, administration and direction of the public works divisions. Responsible for proper management, operation and maintenance of water supply, treatment, storage and distribution system. DPW Assistant Director serves as a spokesperson or recognized authority of the organization in matters of substance or considerable importance, including departmental practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines. The Assistant Director is the primary contact between the department and the MassDEP Public Drinking Water System Operations. May be required to discuss controversial matters where tact is required to avoid friction and obtain cooperation. Provide high level of customer service to resolve issues and follow up to resolutions; participate in interviews for employment; provides supervision to employees in all divisions, providing training, managing performance; schedule employees to tasks, ensuring work crews and equipment are aligned. Participates in the application and administration of grants across a wide scope of public works disciplines. Instrumental in participating in department budgeting and capital planning. Participate in the procurement process for department, generates specifications, bids and reviews proposals; coordinates efforts of subcontractors, vendors, and developers on a variety of issues, including inspections and major projects; reviews and approves designs, plans, and documents in accordance with applicable standards. Assists with the overall application and management of the MS4 and IDDE programs. Mandatory availability for snow removal and other emergencies. Perform a variety of related duties.

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in engineering with three to five years of related experience is required. A master’s degree in public administration and/or a civil engineering degree is preferred. Should have a minimum of eight years’ experience in a municipal setting with at least three years of increasingly responsible leadership roles. Must have a solid, expansive background in all aspects of public works; strong financial, long-term capital, and procurement knowledge and experience; familiarity with MassDOT permitting and funding processes. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for listed requirements at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Must be able to represent the Department of Public Works and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers, department personnel, town officials, outside agencies and the public. Exceptional computer skills and technical proficiency. Ability to multitask and prioritize work and provide direction. Certified Operator of Massachusetts Drinking Water Facility with Grade 2D and T1 license; valid motor vehicle license.

Salary: Full-time, benefits-eligible position; salary range $100,000-$110,000, depending on qualifications.  

To ApplyEmail resume and cover letter to or via post to Town of Wrentham, Human Resources Department, 79 South St., Wrentham, MA. 02093 by Jan. 31.

Job Category
Local Government
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