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Organization:  City of Shawano
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Wisconsin (WI)
City:  Shawano
Post Code:  54166
Salary and Benefits:  $72,000 - $82,000 (DOQ)

The City of Shawano, Wisconsin (pop. 9,305) seeks an experienced professional to lead our 20 person Public Works Department as the Public Works Director.

Located in northeastern Wisconsin on the historic Wolf River and 6000 acre Shawano Lake, Shawano is a water and outdoor recreation hub. A thoughtful, fiscally conservative community, Shawano can boast of a progressive, well developed business community with many members having a national and even global presence in their industry. We take pride in our excellent local schools, health care facilities, retail and dining opportunities and our many community minded service organizations. With a close-knit small town atmosphere, Shawano is a great place to live, work and play, while offering convenient access to the metropolitan amenities of the Green Bay, Appleton and Wausau areas. Please visit our web site at www.shawanowi.govoffice2.com and the Shawano Country Chamber at www.shawanocountry.com.

The City of Shawano Public Works Director is responsible for administering a $6.6 million operating budget and supervising all activities and programs of the Shawano Public Works Department including: Engineering; Streets and Transportation; Storm Water; Water and Sanitary Sewer Utility; Solid Waste and Recycling Collection; and the City/County Landfill/Transfer Station. The Public Works Director is a key member of the City’s management team supporting City planning and development efforts and represents the City on regional boards and commissions.

Ideal candidates will have: experience and demonstrated leadership abilities in a similar organization; well developed budget aptitude; construction management experience with large civil projects; and, the ability to inspire confidence and communicate effectively in both the field and board room. Required qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study; 7+ years of progressively responsible experience managing municipal public works and utilities; and, a verifiable record of effective cooperation with administration and fellow department heads. A Licensed Professional (Civil) Engineer is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Starting salary range: $72,000 – $82,000 (DOQ) with an attractive benefit package. Residency, in the City of Shawano, is required within 12 months of employment.

All interested candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received at or postmarked to the address below, no later than April 29, 2013. A complete application will include a: cover letter; resume and references; salary history; signed “Authorization and Release” form; and, a completed “Application for Employment”. Email submittals will be accepted.

For a complete job description, benefits summary and employment application materials, contact the Shawano City Clerk’s Office at: 127 S. Sawyer St, Shawano, WI 54166; 715-526-6138; clerktreas@shawanonet.net; or visit our website at www.shawanowi.govoffice2.com.

The City of Shawano is an equal opportunity employer. First round applications will be kept confidential; however, finalists may be made public unless confidentiality is specifically requested.

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