Public Works Director / Village Engineer

Village of Holmen, WI

Job Details

  • Job Function: Public Works Director
  • Salary: $77,771 - $108,763.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 9,005
  • Website: http://HOLMENWI.COM
  • Where: 421 S. Main Street , Holmen, WI 54636
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager


The Village of Holmen, Wisconsin (approx. pop. 10,000), is seeking candidates for the position of Public Works Director / Village Engineer, following the expected retirement of the current Director in May 2018. Holmen is a thriving, progressive and vibrant community located in La Crosse County and is the fastest growing community in Western Wisconsin. The Village seeks a candidate who will complement its already strong and outstanding Leadership Team.

The Public Works Director reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Village Administrator. He/she serves as the Village’s Head Engineer and leads and administers all activities associated with the Department of Public Works. These activities include the supervision and oversite of all public infrastructure related to the Village’s Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks, Lighting; and all aspects of the Village’s Water Utility, Waste Water Utility and Storm Water Utility. He/she will lead, coordinate, administer and implement all facets of the Public Works Department budget, its annual reporting requirements and all annual operations on behalf of the Village. This position requires extensive interaction with area residents, builders, developers, business leaders, public officials, State and County officials and the media. The candidate shall be committed to the community, be fair, honest, ethical and transparent, and embody the Village of Holmen Operational Mission Statement, Team Member Core Values, and Village Operational Vision and Expectations, and shall expect the same from all Department personnel at all times in service to the Holmen community.

Qualifications: Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Works Administration or a related field; and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience involving municipal Public Works. Ten (10) years of relevant experience, and experience in a supervisory role with proven leadership is preferred. Knowledge of or advanced training in the field of public management, with special emphasis on administration, human resources, personnel management and budgeting is preferred. Certification as a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin is required.

Hiring salary range: $77,771 to $108,763 DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for finalists. Please submit a Village of Holmen application, professional resume, cover letter, and any documentation providing support of all certifications by February 23, 2018, to Scott Heinig, Village Administrator, at or at Village of Holmen, P.O. Box 158, Holmen, WI 54636. Website: for application materials and position description.