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Organization:  City of Dublin, Ohio
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Ohio (OH)
City:  Dublin
Post Code:  43016
Salary and Benefits:  $100,000 - 147,700 DOQ

 The Position

The City of Dublin, Ohio (pop. 42,000) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced professional for the position of Director of Public Service. Dublin is a “high profile,” northwest suburb in the Columbus Metropolitan area with a Council – Manager form of government, characterized by impressive commercial and residential development and known for its quality of life, first-class municipal services, and a strong commitment to distinctive and well-planned growth. As part of a goal-driven, award-winning organization with an innovative culture, strong customer service orientation, and a key focus on sound fiscal management, the successful candidate will report directly to the City Manager and will provide leadership, direction, and guidance to a high performing staff of Public Service professional, technical and administrative support personnel engaged in all functional areas of Public Service management including Streets, Utilities, Engineering, and Parks. Successful candidate will be accountable for three direct reports including the Director of Streets & Utilities, the Director of Engineering, and the Director of Parks.

Successful candidate must possess a team-oriented, collaborative leadership style; extensive knowledge of Public Service management, general management, and administrative concepts, principles, and strategies and the ability to translate these concepts, principles, and strategies into meaningful action; exceptional interpersonal and human relations skills; excellent analytical skills; a creative problem solving approach; knowledge of and experience with the implementation of high customer service standards; ability to use effective methods to tactfully resolve customer and general public concerns; knowledge of and experience with supervisory practices and principles; excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation); ability to present complex information in a concise and understandable manner; ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse populations including staff , administrators, customers, residents; experience with change management; ability to work through complicated issues and ability to work with conflict in resolving disputes; ability to gather, analyze, and review data to make informed decisions and recommendations; the capacity to build and maintain successful working relationships with Dublin City Council members, other public agency officials and peers within the organization; and the capacity to perform effectively in a culture marked by high expectations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Works Administration or Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college
    or university (Master’s Degree preferred);
  • 10 years of extensive progressively responsible experience in management and administration, preferably in an organization of at least comparable size and complexity at the municipal government level;
  • experience navigating a complex organization;
  • extensive experience managing public sector services;
  • or any equivalent combination of education and experience

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 27, 2013, at http://thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs.  Please include a cover letter, resume, 5-year salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references.  


Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at The Novak Consulting Group at ctuckparrish@thenovakconsultinggroup.com. To learn more about Dublin, Ohio, please visit dublinohiousa.gov.

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