Director of Public Works & Utilities
The purpose of this job within the organization is to manage the operation of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Provides leadership and strategic direction for the department’s priorities, goals and objectives.
Plans, organizes and coordinates complex project activities and assessments for Street Operations, Public Utilities, Utility Billing, Capital Projects, City Engineering, Grounds, and Facilities.
Develops and administers the departmental budget in accordance with program goals and objectives. Represents the department in dealings with Councilmembers, administration, outside organizations, the news media and the public. Receives and responds to requests, inquires, or complaints from the public and internal customers pertaining to staff, service or programs; confers with those affected and addresses situation as appropriate.
Provides leadership and strategic direction for determining the department’s priorities, goals and objectives. Plans, organizes and coordinates complex project activities. Handles correspondence, prepares a wide variety of administrative reports on departmental activities. Makes field inspections of public works projects to ascertain status.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or a related field. A Master’s Degree in public administration is desirable.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as a Director or Deputy Director of Public Works and Utilities, registration as Public Engineer.
Special Certifications and Licenses: Valid Virginia Driver’s License, or another state with reciprocity.