Director of Public Works

Town of Colchester, VT

Director of Public Works
Starting salary $110,000 - $127,000 w/ an Excellent Benefits Package

The Town is seeking a strategic and dynamic leader to be its next Director of Public Works, providing management and oversight of daily operations of upwards of 20 personnel. Through the planning, organization, direction and evaluation of the Public Works Department, this position is directly responsible for Town infrastructure and enterprise utilities, including transportation systems, surface and stormwater conveyance, wastewater collection, buildings, fleet services, and the engineering and project management associated with those systems and activities.

Works with residents, elected officials and other agencies to develop legally compliant plans for infrastructure development and environmental protection. Facilitates and promotes ongoing research into new technologies and trends within the field. Performs financial planning, budgeting and analysis of departmental operations, programs and public improvements, including cost control measures and procurement of funds from various state and federal funding sources. Directs planning, presentation and dissemination of information to all stakeholders.

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration or related field and 10 years of progressively responsible public works management experience, including five years at a senior leadership and supervisory level. Five years of experience in construction and maintenance of public infrastructure. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered qualifying. Valid driver’s license required.

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Position open until filled.
The Town of Colchester is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Details

Job Function
Public Works Director
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Colchester


781 Blakely Rd
Colchester, VT 05446-4152
United States

Form of Government


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