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|Organization:||City of Springfield MO||Job Category:||Director Public Works||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||Missouri (MO)||City:||Springfield||Post Code:||65802||Salary and Benefits:||81,321-124,538 Annually + benefits||Post Date:||08/04/2014||
The City of Springfield seeks an accomplished individual with strong leadership
qualities to coordinate and manage the activities of the City of Springfield’s Public
This position manages a large, full-service Public Works Department with significant
capital projects and operational activities that continuously support and improve the
quality of life in Springfield. The new Director will work closely with the City
Manager’s office, and will be directly responsible for a Public Works department
consisting of 7 divisions, approximately 250 employees, an operational budget of $25
million, and an on-going capital projects budget of approximately $20 million per
year. There has been significant community support for 1/4 Cent Capital Improvements
Sales Tax (first passed in 1989) and 1/8 Cent Transportation Sales Tax (first passed in
The Public Works Department is an “accredited agency” by the American Public
Works Association. The department is responsible for street, sidewalk and
stormwater systems design, construction and maintenance. They are also
responsible to maintain the public right-of-way and Hazelwood Cemetery. On
average the department annually operates and maintains 135 traffic control signals,
repairs over 37,000 traffic signs, and stripes nearly 600 lane miles. They also maintain
54 publicly-owned City buildings and coordinates snow removal on 675 lane miles of
high priority emergency routes.
The ideal candidate has the background and ability to effectively manage a
large Public Works Department; formulate Department policy and recommend
changes and improvements to the City Council; plan, implement and
coordinate staffing of all Public Works Department programs including
contract labor; oversee development of department’s operating and capital
budgets; provide developmental, operational, and technical support to other
City departments; and maintain intergovernmental and public relations with
outside agencies and communities.
• Demonstrate the ability to provide creative leadership to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with others; and to think, act and
plan in a strategic manner.
• Possess a firm understanding of business financial principles and budgeting.
• Proven experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative
relationships with other organizations.
• Display strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Civil Engineering, plus at least six (6) years managerial,
administrative and professional engineering experience in the direction of
various aspects of municipal Public Works programs.
If interested in this excellent opportunity, please apply on line at www.springfieldmo.gov by Friday, August 29, 2014.
The City of Springfield is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.