Job Details

Public Works Director
City of Gardner, KS
Job Description

Located on the southern edge of Johnson County, the City of Gardner is growing at a faster rate than the county as a whole and is projected to continue this trend. Gardner’s population is approximately 22,000.
Gardner offers a wide range of leisure opportunities, recreation facilities and parks including the Aquatic Center and Celebration Park, which play host to many outdoor sports leagues, tournaments and outstanding special events each year.
Gardner Edgerton USD 231 is an award-winning school district and was named a 2011 Blue Ribbon School District. With approximately 5,800 students, it is one of the fastest growing school districts in the State of Kansas.
The Public Works Director is responsible to plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Public Works Department, including the divisions of: Engineering, Streets and Fleet Maintenance. This employee is responsible for the determination of major departmental policies, planning long-term programs, assisting with infrastructure planning, administration of capital improvement projects and making difficult technical decisions. This position serves as the principal advisor to the City Administrator and other City officials regarding public works activities. An employee in this position supervises all Public Works personnel through the division managers. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Administrator with wide latitude for independence in judgment. The City maintains approximately 200 Lane Miles.
• Requirements
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer within the State of Kansas or reciprocal. Ten (10) years’ experience in an increasingly responsible technical and administrative capacity similar to or of a municipal public works and utility nature, with experience in design and construction of projects, preferably in the municipal public sector, and project management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
• Hiring salary is $100,000 to $125,000 depending upon education and experience.

The City of Gardner offers a wide range of employee benefits including:
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan, Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Assistance Program, Life, Accident and Disability Insurance, and Kansas Public Employee Retirement System.
• Generous paid vacation leave and separate paid sick leave, and one additional paid personal leave days each year. Ten paid Holidays.

Job Details
Salary:
$100,000 - $125,000
Job Function:
Public Works Director
City of Gardner
Location:
120 E Main St
Gardner, KS 66030
United States
Form of Government: Mayor-Council

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