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|Organization:||City of Colorado Springs||Job Category:||Director Public Works||Job Type:||Full Time||Country:||USA||State/Province:||Colorado (CO)||City:||Colorado Springs||Salary and Benefits:||$118,128 - $147,660 Annually||Post Date:||05/03/2013||
The City of Colorado Springs, with an estimated 2013 population of 436,354, occupies 195 square miles at the base of majestic Pikes Peak and enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. Colorado Springs is the state’s largest city in terms of area and second to Denver, Colorado in population. The “Springs” is home to several military establishments including the Air Force Academy, many colleges and universities, the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, and over 40 different sports organizations. Colorado Springs is a thriving city with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and a leader in aerospace and defense industries. It also has a diverse collection of non-profit organizations and businesses with a large number of tourist attractions. Our family-friendly city is known for its affordable housing and was ranked in 2012 as one of the top fifteen cleanest cities in the U.S. according to the American Lung Association and also ranked second as the safest city in the United States by InsuranceProviders.com. The City is organized as a home rule Council-Mayor form of municipal government with a popularly elected Mayor and nine Council members.
The City’s 2013 all funds proposed budget equals $373 million with $232 million constituting the General Fund. The City 2013 workforce consists of 2,223 employees. Enterprises include two golf courses, the municipal airport, cemeteries, parking, and Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.
Public Works Director/City Engineer
The Public Works Director/City Engineer is a highly responsible at-will executive position reporting to the Chief of Staff/Chief Administrative Officer with responsibilities for management of public infrastructure within the city in accordance with federal and state regulations and city code. In addition, this position serves as the City Engineer responsible for providing quality engineering services to the community. Areas of responsibility include city engineering (including stormwater), traffic engineering, streets, transit, and fleet management. The Public Works Department is staffed by 271 budgeted employees (FTEs) with a department budget of $115 million.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or related field.
Eight to ten years of increasingly responsible full-time public works project management or civil engineering experience involving city or county public works projects including five years of management experience.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado or ability to obtain Colorado PE registration within six months of hire.
Master's degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or related field. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
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