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Public Works / Public Works Director

Performs difficult professional, technical, and administrative work planning, organizing, and directing a variety of public works activities including: street maintenance and repair; facilities maintenance; equipment services; storm water system maintenance; event preparation/planning. An employee in this class plans, organizes and directs the work of employees engaged in a wide variety of municipal operations and services. The employee provides technical advice and assistance to the City Manager and the Council in the long range planning, construction, improvement, and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure, and insures that modern, safe, effective and efficient practices are utilized by municipal work crews. Work also includes contract management, handling citizen issues, and budget and personnel administration of the department. The employee represents the City to a wide variety of citizens, developers, state and federal regulatory officials, etc. Manages and plans the activities of all department staff and ensures coordination of activities with other departments and governmental jurisdictions and agencies. Reports to and advises City Manager and officials on public works projects and activities. Researches and recommends long range plans and strategies for meeting citizen service needs; researches and recommends operational changes to the City Manager. Performs plan review of subdivisions and construction plans. Performs selection, promotion, training, counseling and disciplining of department personnel in consultation with City Manager. Meets frequently with subordinate supervisors to solve more complex problems; sets priorities and deadlines, and provides guidance and direction. Coordinates design and construction of infrastructure; plans, organizes, and monitors a variety of contracted work; coordinates with engineers and contractors; makes field inspections of public works projects to review progress and ensure completion. Engages in considerable personal contact with citizens concerning service request and complaints; investigates and decides or recommends actions; coordinates projects with other departments; attends City Council meetings to represent the department. Prepares and reviews departmental operating and capital budgets; monitors and approves expenditures. Oversees and participates in changes in regulations regarding storm water, safety and other related issues. Performs other duties as assigned. Thorough knowledge of civil engineering design principles and engineering practices as applied to departmental functions; of the principles and practices of public works; planning and construction; of related City policies, state and federal laws and regulations; and of modern governmental budgeting, personnel and purchasing practices. Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of storm water, streets and sidewalks. General knowledge of the principles and practices, laws and regulations relating to supervised functions. Ability to supervise subordinate supervisors; to interpret and prepare complex and detailed records and reports; to maintain working relationships with City officials, other public officials, employees, contractors and the general public; and to present ideas effectively in oral and written form.

Deadline for Application: Open Until Filled

  • Minimum Requirements
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, or related field, and considerable experience in a responsible management position in the municipal engineering or public works field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license is required.
  • Benefits Include
    The City of Dunn provides an excellent benefits package that includes participation in NC Local Government Employees Retirement System; participation in the State Health Plan, employer-paid dental & life insurance; optional vision insurance; optional FSA participation; optional life, disability, cancer, critical illness, and accident insurance; 401(k) plan and optional 457(b) plan; 12 paid holidays; birthday holiday; and vacation/sick leave. This position is exempt under FLSA.
  • Starting Salary Range
  • How to Apply
    Submit a City application and resume to: City of Dunn, HR Director, PO Box 1065, Dunn, NC 28335. The City of Dunn is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a drug free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

More About Dunn

Dunn was originally called "Lucknow" and was renamed in 1873

The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887, at which time it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The name honors Bennett Dunn, who supervised the construction of the railway line between Wilson and Fayetteville.

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