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Organization:  Borough of Carlisle
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Pennsylvania (PA)
City:  Carlisle
Post Code:  17013
Salary and Benefits:  $85,612-$120,723 depending on experience

Public Works Director

Borough of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Carlisle is seeking a highly qualified professional who is inspired by interesting challenges of an established, but dynamic community for the position of Public Works Director.

Carlisle is located in picturesque south-central Pennsylvania, 18 miles southwest of Harrisburg, the state capital. Centrally located in Cumberland County, the Borough, established in 1751, also serves as the seat of county government. Historic downtown Carlisle features unique architecture, quaint shops, and a pedestrian-oriented environment.


2011 – Named one of the 100 “Best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance.

2011 – Carlisle’s water treatment plant received Phase IV certification through the Partnership for Safe Water. Carlisle’s plant was only the 8th in the nation and the first in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve this certification.

2011 – Received a score of 85 out of 100 for “walkability” from www.walkscore.com

2010 – Named one of the “Best Places to Raise a Family” (#2) by Forbes Magazine (Carlisle-Harrisburg-Lebanon MSA).

2010 – Named one of the “Most Livable Areas” (#5) by Forbes Magazine (Carlisle-Harrisburg-Lebanon MSA).

Educational Institutions

Home of Dickinson College, a prestigious liberal arts college.

Home of Penn State University’s School of Law and International Affairs.

Home of the US Army War College.

Proximity to Major Cities

2 hour drive to Washington, DC.

1 hour, 45 minute drive to Baltimore, MD.

2 hour drive to Philadelphia, PA.

3 hour drive to New York City.

3 hour drive to Pittsburgh, PA.

The ideal candidate must be collaborative, diplomatic, a team player, highly energetic, affable, assertive, and have an engaging personal style with impeccable integrity, superb judgment, and strong analytical and communication skills. The candidate must possess the ability to navigate through complex issues, including but not limited to developing and implementing systems to efficiently deliver community services consistent with the Borough’s goals of sustainability, preservation of its unique historic character and enhancing the community’s quality of life. The successful candidate must demonstrate a proven ability to efficiently allocate resources amongst staff. This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned professional at the forefront of their profession who demonstrates leadership by advocating for innovation and strategic initiatives in order to realize the highest quality of life.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, business administration, or related field. Eight years of responsible full-time public works, project management, construction management, or civil engineering experience involving city or county public works projects, including five years of management experience. A PE or the potential to obtain a PE within a reasonable period of time is desirable.

Starting salary $86,237

Resumes and cover letter no later than July 31, 2014 to thamilton@carlislepa.org


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