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Organization:  Village of Niles
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Illinois (IL)
City:  Niles
Post Code:  60714
Salary and Benefits:  $134,000 - $148,000

The Village of Niles is seeking a Public Works Director with strong leadership abilities to plan, organize and implement all Public Services programs. The Public Works Director oversees all functions of the Public Services Department including streets, water plant, water distribution, sewer system, fleet, engineering, facilities and forestry. The Director is appointed by the Mayor and Village Board of Trustees and reports to the Village Manager.

This is a very challenging position that requires a commitment of time, attention to detail, strong leadership abilities and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Public Works Director is responsible for a staff of 54 full-time employees, including union and non-union, and supervisory, clerical and laborers. The Public Services Department has a $31.6M operation budget.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Recommending and administering policies and procedures
  • Development and implementation of Public Services Department goals
  • Establishing appropriate service and staffing levels
  • Monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures
  • Meeting with management staff to identify and resolve problemsSelecting, training and evaluating Public Works personnelOverseeing and participating in the development and administration of the Public Services Department operation budget
  • Directing and planning various construction projects
  • Coordinating Public Services Department activities with those of other departments, outside agencies and organizations
  • Perform short and long-term planning
  • Responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints
  • Working as a productive member of the Village of Niles management team

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, engineering or related field. A master’s degree and/or Illinois Licensed Civil Engineer a plus. Candidate must have a minimum of five to seven years increasingly responsible experience in supervisory level in public works in the public sector, including experience as a Public Works Director or Assistant Public Works Director. Experience with civil engineering, water distribution systems, combined sewer systems and facilities management is highly desirable. Experience with VUEWorks and SCADA System a plus. Experience with storm water management, sustainable infrastructure and green fleet practices a plus. Candidate must have successful labor relations experience, including preparations for and participation in union contract negotiations.

This is an exempt position. Salary range: $134,000 to $148,000 depending on qualifications. The Village offers an excellent benefits package. Applications may be obtained in person or downloaded from the Job Openings page at www.vniles.com. To apply submit a cover letter and application/resume to Personnel Office, Village of Niles, 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714. Email: personnel@vniles.com. Fax: 847-588-8051 by July 11, 2014.

                                              Equal Opportunity Employer, Male/Female.

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