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Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering job in Des Plaines

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Organization:  City of Des Plaines
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Des Plaines
Salary and Benefits:  $98,320 - $127,816

The City of Des Plaines (pop. 58,364) seeks an innovative and energetic professional to assist in the management of its Public Works and Engineering Division. Located 17 miles northwest of Chicago, Des Plaines is a vibrant community with over 15 square miles of residential, commercial, and industrial uses operating under the Council/Manager form of government. The city has a total budget of $125 million, an operating budget of $58 million, and 334 full-time employees employed across six major departments. The position reports to the Director of Public Works and Engineering and provides assistance with the organizational direction and leadership of the Public Works Division with a staff of 64 employees and a combined budget of $19 million across all funds. Duties of the position include assisting the Director with complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the work of environmental, vehicle maintenance, building maintenance and improvements, water, sewer, street/grounds divisions, and other public works projects and programs. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Director with preparation and oversight of various contractual, maintenance, and construction projects; and the preparation of the annual budget, presentations, and reports. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a closely related field with at least five years of progressively responsible professional public works experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range for 2013 is from $98,320 to $127,816; starting salary DOQ plus excellent benefit package. There is no residency requirement. Send cover letter, resume, five work-related references, and city employment application to: City of Des Plaines, Human Resources, Room 503, 1420 Miner St., Des Plaines, IL 60016; fax, 847-827-2292. EOE.

Application deadline date is October 31, 2013.

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