The Director of Public Works will be responsible for delivering infrastructure services for almost 4,500 people living within 2.68 square miles. These include:
- Overseeing the Electric, Gas, Street, and Water and Sewer departments, which include an electric production plant and distribution system, gas distribution system, water and sewer treatment plants and systems; and street and storm sewer maintenance.
- Coordinating assigned activities with all city departments and outside agencies.
- Providing administrative support to the city council.
- Supervising public works employees.
- Business management degree.
- Working knowledge of civil engineering principles as applied to municipal government.
- Familiarity with the requirements of operating municipal utilities.
- Ability to coordinate infrastructure expansion and improvements, day-to-day operations, and purchasing.
- Minimum of five years of public works experience with at least two years in a supervisory position.
- Organizational, budgeting, and managerial skills.
The city operates under the commission form of government with a mayor and four commissioners and a $27-million annual budget. The Director of Public Works is appointed by and will report to the city council.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The city provides a full benefits package and participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, which is a defined-benefits plan.