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Organization:  City of Elmhurst
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Elmhurst
Post Code:  60126
Salary and Benefits:  DOQ

As a community of 44,121, the City of Elmhurst, IL is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Director of Public Works. The City was recently recognized as one of the top places to live in Illinois having outstanding housing, schools, parks, and city services. Located 16 miles west of downtown Chicago, the City of Elmhurst is a regional destination point with close proximity to major highways and public transportation including O’Hare International Airport. The City of Elmhurst is a community rich in its heritage, invested in its present and focused towards its future.

The Director of Public Works serves as a strategic partner with City Departments and the community. The Public Works Director plans, organizes and administers a full-service public works department with the mission of providing superior services which include: engineering, street maintenance, forestry and grounds maintenance, electrical, fleet services, building maintenance, water production and treatment, and water distribution and sewer collection. The Elmhurst Public Works Department has a current staff of eighty–nine FTE and an operating budget of over $55.6 million.


Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field;

Six (6) years of senior level management experience in a major public works setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Previous experience in a collective bargaining work environment a plus.

The annual salary is +/- $129,205 and will reflect the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Excellent benefit package. Please send cover letter, resume with salary history, and three references to the City of Elmhurst, Human Resources Department, 209 N. York, Elmhurst, IL, 60126. Electronic submissions may be sent to jobs@elmhurst.org . Interested candidates should submit documents by Friday, December 6, 2013. Please visit www.elmhurst.org for additional information regarding this opportunity.

The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity/ADA employer.

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