Public Works Director

City of Lindon City | Lindon City, UT

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Posted Date 4/13/2020

Public Works Director
$77,625 to $116,251 annually + benefits.

Posted April 2, 2020. Open until filled; first review April 22, 2020.

Lindon City is seeking qualified applicants to fill an opening for the position of Public Works Director. Lindon City, Utah (pop. ~11,700) is a vibrant, growing community situated along the Wasatch Mountains about 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City. In 2009, 2011, and 2013 Lindon City was ranked by CNN Money Magazine as one of the 100 ‘Best Places to Live in America’ and is consistently recognized as one of the best communities in Utah County to construct a home or business. Lindon City Public Works is a full service department with the Director managing 16 employee positions to perform culinary & secondary water distribution, waste water collection, storm water management, street maintenance, inspections, engineering and administrative functions. Waste water treatment is contracted with the City of Orem, UT.

Applications must include:

? current resume, and

? a cover letter or writing sample, and

? a completed Lindon City Employment Application (available on-line at or apply through

All application materials listed above must be received by the City. Finalists for the position may be required to perform additional skills analysis testing, submit written responses to questionnaires, and/or give a presentation prior to final selection.

Job Description:

TITLE: Public Works Director
PAY RANGE: $77,625 to $116,251 annually (Range 27) + Full Benefits
(medical, dental, 401k, retirement pension (URS), vacation, sick leave, work vehicle, etc.). Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

DEPARTMENT: Public Works
STATUS: Regular Full-Time; At-will position
FLSA CODE: Exempt (Overtime exempt)

The Lindon City Public Works Director oversees city-wide utility infrastructure operations and maintenance including streets, waste water, water (culinary and secondary), storm water operations,
Public Works inspections, engineering and also serves as the City Sexton over the Lindon Cemetery.

Plans, organizes, manages, coordinates, and directs all aspects of the City's public works programs which include operations and maintenance of streets, waste water collection, storm water, culinary water, secondary water, inspections, engineering and associated budgeting and purchasing; hires,

supervises, trains, and evaluates department staff assisting them with priorities, schedules, and assigning work; manages city public works construction projects; may perform field inspections of development projects to assess conformance with local codes; assists City Engineer to coordinate city engineering activities; enters into and manages professional service contracts; prepares plans, reports, and updates to Capital Facilities Plans and other critical public works documents; may assist with site plan review for both public and private construction projects; acts as cemetery sexton and oversees cemetery functions such as selling cemetery plots, marking grave plots, and opening and closing graves; attends various city and public meetings and City Council meetings as required; may represent the City on various water district and canal company boards, or other regional committees; works with Facilities & Fleet Manager on maintenance and inventory of public works vehicles, machinery fleet, and public works facilities; oversees creation, implementation, and enforcement of policies and procedures for public works, utility systems, and cemetery; serves on executive management team with other city department heads; reports directly to the City Administrator; may work with Mayor & City Council members as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Considerable knowledge of:

  • Construction, operation, and maintenance of public infrastructure including streets, water, waste water, and storm water.
  • Construction codes and ordinances including State & Federal requirements for operating water, waste water, and storm water systems;

Ability to:

  • Interact effectively with elected officials, administrators, co-workers, contractors, and general public, and resolve disputes and complaints.
  • Provide positive leadership, direction, and guidance to public works staff.
  • Develop and achieve department goals and objectives.
  • Analyze issues, evaluate alternatives, and make logical recommendations based on findings.
  • Keep and prepare accurate reports and records.

Skilled in:

  • Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documents
  • Arc View/Geographic Information Systems
  • Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Verbal and written communication methods including negotiating agreements, contracts, and preparing technical documents

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, public administration, or related field, with 5-7 years related experience in public works operations or similar construction trades, including 3-5 years supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates with advanced degrees or licensed engineer strongly preferred.

Requires a valid State of Utah driver license.
May be required to obtain State of Utah certifications for water, waste water, and storm water.

General office environment including long periods of sitting or standing;
Must be able to operate a city vehicle;
May be required to report to work after normal office hours for city meetings, city events, and to assist with emergencies or service outages;
Some light to medium physical effort is required with ability to navigate unfinished construction work sites without assistance.

*Selected applicant must pass a drug screening test, criminal background check, and driver license check prior to official offer of employment.

Lindon City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $77,625.00 to $116,251.00 /year


  • supervisory: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Public Works Operations: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Engineer (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Other

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • On call
  • Other

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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