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Director of Public Works

| Administrative, Seat Pleasant Open Jobs

The City of Seat Pleasant is now accepting resumes for the position of Director of Public Works-Public Works Department.


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Under policy direction from the City Administrator, plans, organizes, directs and integrates the City’s public work activities and functions; provides expert professional assistance to City management and performs related duties as required.


An employee in this classification performs work that is complex and may involve considerable public contact in coordinating technical operating activities with both private and public organizations. Assignments are usually broad in scope and require considerable independent professional judgment and initiative. Work involves the responsibility for participating in the organization, managing, directing, and coordinating of staff and activities of several divisions performing design, construction, planning, programming, and permitting. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the City Administrator and is reviewed for conformance to established policy through conferences, written reports, and observation of productivity and effectiveness.


The incumbent is responsible for policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration, and operational direction of the City’s public works functions. The incumbent is responsible for accomplishing department objectives and goals within guidelines established by the City Council and City Administrator.


•Plans organize, directs, and coordinates the activities of all divisions including street maintenance, bulk collections, recycling, traffic, equipment maintenance, street lighting, facilities maintenance, landscaping and beautification, storm drainage, stormwater management, and storm removal.

•Provides leadership and works with department staff to develop and retain highly competent, customer service-oriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practiced which support the City’s mission and values.

•Works with citizen groups to resolve problems related to infrastructure and public works operations.

•Establishes broad operating policies and procedures.

•Handles correspondence, prepares a wide variety of reports on departmental activities as requested.

•Recommends operational changes to the City Administrator.

•Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates department employees.

•Receives citizen inquiries or complaints and dispatches available information recommending action.

•Oversees the preparation of department operating budget and capital improvements budget and monitors expenditures.

•Prepares various reports on activities and operations.

•Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering; comprehensive knowledge of municipal public works administration, planning and design; ability to review and analyze plans and specifications for the construction of public facilities; ability to formulate comprehensive operational policies and procedures; ability to prepare technical reports; ability to supervise the work of a large staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, associates, contractors, and general public


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Five (5) years of progressively knowledgeable and responsible work in public works and civil engineering and/or private sector civil engineering, the majority of which shall have been acquired in a managerial capacity; or an equivalent combination, training, and experience.


•Sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

•Work requires kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, and grasping. •Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.

•Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.

•Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surroundings and activities.

•The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.


•Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

•An employee in this classification is subject to random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to the City of Seat Pleasant’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, Drug & Alcohol Testing Procedures.