Hiring Public Works Director – Apply for Job Now!

This position was CLOSED ON 10/5/2017.

THE CITY OF MUSKEGON invites applications for the position of:
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKS, SERVICES, & ENGINEERING

SALARY: $83,783.29 – $111,263.69 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/21/17
CLOSING DATE: 10/05/17 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION OF WORK / JOB:
Under the general supervision of the City Manager, oversees and directs all aspects of the City’s Public Works, Services, and Engineering division including Streets, Building and Fleet Maintenance, Water Distribution and Treatment, Sewer and Refuse Collection, Parks, Cemetery, Forestry, and Engineering. Provides technical expertise and professional engineering services for a wide range of City projects. Responsible for overall administration, budgeting, personnel management, and policies and procedures development.

REQUIRED MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, urban planning, business, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible experience in public works, planning, or municipal project engineering, including supervisory and administrative responsibilities.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.
  • State of Michigan Professional Engineer License and S-1 Water Distribution System Certification preferred.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OF JOB / WORK LOCATION:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting with a controlled climate where they sit and work on a computer, communicate by telephone, email, or in person, and move around the office and travel to other locations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items of moderate to heavy weight. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to travel to various locations within the City and work outside of the office at field sites, including visiting construction sites with treacherous terrain, requiring the employee to traverse uneven ground, climb up or crawl down to access the site, and may involve fumes, dust, chemicals, or other hazardous materials, loud machinery and equipment, and other dangers associated with engineering projects and constructions sites. An employee in this position must have the strength, stamina, and physical coordination needed to gain access to the construction project sites described above, observe and inspect work in progress, and operate hand and power tools. The employee is occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions, loud noises, moving mechanical parts, dust or airborne particles, and fumes. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, and may be loud in field situations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
EVALUATION CONTENT
The selected candidate must take a post-offer medical examination (including back screen and complete physical) and drug screening test given by a City appointed physician before the first day of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the medical examination and drug screening test. Applicants for City employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.

APPLICANT REVIEW PROCEDURE Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the City regarding the applicant’s employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the Muskegon County Human Resources Department.

PURPOSE The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the City system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for up to one year unless exhausted or extended.

 

THE CITY OF MUSKEGON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

THE CITY OF MUSKEGON HAS ADOPTED A VETERANS PREFERENCE POLICY THAT RECOGNIZES QUALIFYING MILITARY SERVICE

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/civil-service/

Please direct all questions to:
Bryan D. West
Recruitment Coordinator
316 Morris Avenue
Suite 200
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6443
westbr@co.muskegon.mi.us