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Organization:  City of Gaithersburg, Maryland
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Maryland (MD)
City:  Gaithersburg
Post Code:  20854
Salary and Benefits:  $97,381 to $155,810 Up to mid-point DOQ

The City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable public works professional with a hands-on approach to management to serve as the Director of Public Works. Gaithersburg is a thriving, culturally diverse and vibrant community in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, located north of the nation’s capital. It is a major international location for high technology companies, and boasts award winning schools, neighborhoods and commercial developments.


The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council have provided sound, stable political leadership and work closely with residents, property owners and staff. The Director reports directly to the City Manager, is a member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team, and interacts regularly with the City Council, residents, property owners and businesses. The Director is responsible for preparing and monitoring the Department’s annual budget of $12.6 million for FY 2014 and the $6.9 million capital plan. The Public Works Department has 89.44 FTE staff assigned among four divisions: Administration, Engineering, Facilities Management and Operations.
Requirements for the position of Director of Public Works include a Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years local government management experience in the fields of public works, utilities, or construction management with a track record of embracing increasingly complex responsibility. Preferred qualifications include membership in the American Public Works Association (APWA), facility with public speaking, experience in operations and capital improvement project management. A PE certification is preferred, but not required.

The full salary range for the position is $97,381 to $155,810. The hiring range is expected to be between the starting and mid-point of the range, however, it will be dependent upon qualifications. The City of Gaithersburg also offers an excellent benefit package. While the City of Gaithersburg does not have a residency requirement, it does offer several incentive programs for applicants who decide to reside in the City.


For a full recruitment profile, and to apply, visit thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs.  Complete online form and upload resume, cover letter with list of references.


Application deadline: January 15, 2014.

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