The City of Charlottesville, consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the nation, is in search of a dynamic leader to direct and manage its Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with a passion for excellence and outstanding communication, collaboration, and team-building skills who can effectively drive necessary change. The Public Works Director is results-oriented and solutions-driven, maintains a commitment to citizens' customer service, and has a high energy level with the ability to enjoy and relish challenges.
The starting salary will be between $89,247.86 and $178,495.71 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available. To view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government and the position, please visit the job announcement on our employment page.
The Director performs complex professional and administrative work leading the Public Works Department. Leads the work of the Public Works Administration Office and oversees the operations of the departments six divisions: Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Facilities Development, Facilities Maintenance, Fleet, and Public Service. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed as leader or director with broad functional areas and more expertise and strategic focus. The City Manager appoints this position. The Director will report to the Deputy City Manager of Operations for operational purposes. Working under the direction of the Deputy City Manager, the Public Works Director is responsible for the planning and organization of the operations and maintenance functions of the department, and coordinates assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies. Operations are 24/7 and include all weather related and other emergencies.
To view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government and the position, please visit the job announcement on our employment page.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public works operations, programs and services, including a minimum of four years of supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility; preferably in a municipal or public sector environment.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university.
Preference is for candidates possessing a master's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field.
Preference for candidates with licensure as a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the Commonwealth of Virginia or reciprocity from another state and the ability to secure a Virginia P.E. within twelve months.
By employment start date, possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia required.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job announcement, including a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government and the position, visit our employment website listed. Applications must be submitted online prior to the closing date of March 6, 2020 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was effective in 1968, the City now encompasses a land area of 10.4 square miles. The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.