Public Works Director
The City of Gaithersburg is seeking a customer-focused, collaborative leader who can take the Public Works Department to the next level in employee and community engagement and find a healthy balance between a strong operational focus and a long-term strategic approach to the City’s assets. The next Public Works Director has the opportunity to work in a city that is well-managed, provides excellent services, and enjoys community support, thanks to its team of city staff who work diligently to provide great service to the community. Serving in a financially and politically stable city that is fast-growing and diverse, this position helps continue the City’s reputation for responsive and high-quality services to all its residents and businesses.
Experience and Education
Minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field and five (5) years of progressively knowledgeable and responsible experience in public works and civil engineering and/or private sector civil engineering, with at least three (3) years in a management capacity.
Preferred qualifications include experience with municipal finance and budgeting, expenditure tracking, capital improvement programming, and project management. Experience within a city, county, or regional office or firm that does considerable work for local government agencies is strongly preferred. Prior experience in change management with the ability to leverage best practices in a growing community is ideal. A master’s degree and/or Professional Engineering (PE) license are preferred but not required.
Applicants must possess or be able to obtain a valid Maryland driver’s license. Residency is not required.
The expected hiring range is $140,000 – $175,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/3o9WqlO. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on March 10, 2021.