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Organization:  City of Ithaca
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  New York (NY)
City:  Ithaca
Post Code:  14850
Salary and Benefits:  $84,546 - $96,919



Superintendent of Public Works

The City of Ithaca, NY seeks a Superintendent of Public Works. Ithacasits on the southernshoreofCayuga LakeinCentral New York. This dynamic city is the home ofCornellUniversityandIthacaCollege. Ithaca’s multicultural community boasts representation from more than 90 countries. The Department of Public Works has a staff of 144 employees and an operating budget of 29 million dollars. The successful candidate will be tasked with managing a multi-million dollar capital project to build a new water plant. This individual will work with a strong engineering, administrative, and managerial team.

DISTINGUISHING OF THE CLASS: This is the chief administrative position of the Department of Public Works. The work involves technical and administrative responsibility for planning, coordinating and directing overall public works activities. It is performed under administrative direction in accordance with existing laws and regulations and objectives and policies formulated by superiors permitting considerable exercise of independent judgment in planning, coordinating and carrying out public works projects and programs. The work is reviewed through conferences and reports. General supervision is exercised over the activities of all subordinate public works employees. Does related work as required.


Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and eight years of street construction, or related large scale construction, or municipal public works experience, three years of which shall have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity; or

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and twelve years of street construction, large scale construction or municipal public works experience, at least three years of which shall have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity; or

An equivalent combination of training and experience defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: TompkinsCounty residency is required within one year of appointment.

EXAM REQUIREMENTS: A Civil Service Exam will be required at a later date


Cover LetterCity ofIthacaapplicationCopy of high school and/or college transcript

Submit required application materials by May 31, 2013 to:

City ofIthaca

Human Resources Department

108 East Green Street

Ithaca,NY 14850

(607) 274-6539

Web site: www.cityofithaca.org

The City of Ithaca is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversifying its workforce.

Issued: April 25, 2013

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