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.

To apply, send resume, salary history, and five references to:
Myron Salmon
City of Sullivan
2 W. Harrison
Sullivan, IL  61951