Under the direct supervision of the City Manager, plans and directs the operations of the Department of Public Works. Has administrative and operational responsibility for all Public Works functions including the operation and maintenance of water treatment and distribution systems, wastewater collection system, construction and maintenance of streets and alleys, construction and maintenance of sidewalks and paths, parks maintenance, city facilities maintenance and motor pool/equipment operations and maintenance. The Director is also responsible to coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex support to the City Manager on all public works matters. This position is a member of the Public Utilities Interdepartmental Working Group with the Director of Wastewater Treatment Services. This position is also a member of the City of Caro’s executive team and will also have input related to the City’s overall strategic goals and objectives.
The applicant must possess at least an associate’s degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred) in engineering, water and/or wastewater operations, construction management, biology, chemistry, public administration or similar AND at least 5-7 years of full-time experience in the field of public works, water treatment, distribution, operations and maintenance or wastewater treatment, distribution, operations and maintenance OR a licensed P.E. The City of Caro reserves the right to consider other combinations of education and experience, at its discretion.
• State of Michigan S-2 Water Distribution and D-2 Limited Treatment licenses are required.
• State of Michigan Wastewater B License highly desired.
• Valid State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License is required; Valid State of Michigan Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with Airbrakes endorsement is preferred.