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Organization:  Village of River Forest, IL
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  River Forest
Salary and Benefits:  Salary is $125,000+/- DOQ.

River Forest, IL (11,172) Progressive, historic community with beautiful neighborhoods and a vibrant commercial district, seeks its next Director of Public Works. Home to Concordia University and Dominican University, River Forest is a highly desirable community in which to live and work. River Forest is located adjacent to Oak Park and 11 miles west of Chicago’s loop in Cook County. The Village of River Forest is seeking a progressive, highly collaborative, “hands-on” public works professional to serve as its next Public Works Director. The position is appointed by the Village President and Board of Trustees and reports to the Village Administrator. The Public Works Department has 13 full time authorized positions and a $7 million budget. The Public Works Department is full service with the following responsibilities: Streets, Facilities, Maintenance, Fleet, Engineering and Water/Sewer distribution. The next Public Works Director must have high integrity and a positive track record in customer service, positive employee relations, working in an union environment and experience with shared services, service consolidation and joint bidding. Experience with stormwater management and sustainable infrastructure a plus. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in public policy, business, engineering or related field. A master's degree or higher level certification preferred. Candidates must have 5-7 years increasingly responsible experience in a supervisory level in public works in the public sector or in a field closely related to the public sector. The successful candidate will have strong oral and written skills, excellent interpersonal abilities, and a demonstrated enthusiasm for working closely with elected and appointed officials.  Residency in the Village of River Forest is not required. Candidates should apply with cover letter, resume and contact information for 5 work related references by March 14 to Heidi Voorhees, co-owner of GovHR USA via Voorhees Associates website at www.voorheesassociates.com/current-positions. Electronic submission preferred. Mail submissions to 650 Dundee Road #270 Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. Additional information available at www.VoorheesAssociates.com.


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