Job Opportunities

Public Services Executive Director - City of Auburn
Closes - 12/24/21

The City of Auburn, Alabama is seekingan experienced public administrator interested in leading the Public ServicesBusiness Unit.



Auburn is a growing, dynamic andprogressive university community located along Interstate 85 in east centralAlabama. Auburn has a strong reputation for being a small town (76,143 pop.)with “big city amenities” and has consistently been named among the best placesto live in the United States. Home to Auburn University, Auburn is one ofAlabama’s fastest growing communities and one of the nation’s fastest growingMetropolitan Statistical Areas. Auburn’s success as a thriving city is drivennot only by its excellent local school system, but by a diversified economy andindustrial base.

Known as “The Loveliest Village on the Plains,”Auburn is home to a growing number of local parks, not to mention the hiking,biking and waterfalls to be found in the 700-acre Chewacla State Park. In additionto numerous athletic facilities and events, Auburn also boasts diverserestaurants and a bustling cultural scene with world-class museum andperformance venues. Auburn sits along Interstate 85 near Alabama’s border withGeorgia, providing easy access to the international and regional airports andopportunities in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery and Columbus.

The City of Auburn strives to support thisthriving community by providing excellent city services that benefit Auburn nowand, in the decades to come. More than 600 professionals serve the public withthe highest standards of excellence and accountability, supported by amanagement team that embraces recognized principles of high performingorganizations. As a result, the city’s biennial citizen surveys show that 75%of residents are satisfied with the value received for their city tax dollars,38 points above the national average

About the Public Services BusinessUnit:

The Public Services Business Unit iscomprised of the following departments: Water Resource Management, Library,Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Environmental Services.


The Job:

ThePublic Services Executive Director is a member of the City’s executive team andmanagement team. The City prides itself on being a high performing organizationand management team members are committed to being innovative, adaptable and towork collaboratively to solve problems. The successful candidate will exhibithighly developed communication, technical, analytical and leadership skills thatdemonstrates their ability to execute job functions in a fast-paced changingenvironment within a growing community.


Thisposition is primarily responsible for managing business unit work, preparationof City Council agendas, coordination of special projects and representing theCity Manager at meetings. Some of the major duties of this position include:


  • Manages business unit work, project and personnel activities of the Public Services Business Unit to continue to provide high levels of service to the public, promote sustainable growth patterns and infrastructure, to assure proper timing of infrastructure maintenance and investments, and to promote quality of life through parks, recreation and library facilities and programs;

·       Assists andcoordinates with assigned department directors to develop and monitor biennialbudgets, work programs and 6-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP);

·       Coordinates specialprojects and prepares reports involving a wide range of issues within the Citygovernment structure, including researching requested data, analysis of issues,preparation of reports, support to City departments and program implementation;

  • Responds to requests for information and complaints from the public and City Council members in a courteous and timely manner, including dissemination of information, researching information on complaints and resolving conflicts between citizens and City services as necessary;



Abachelor’s degree in public administration or a closely related field andrelated local government experience. Master’s Degree is preferred.


Salary,Benefits and Recruitment Process:

The annual salary range is$150,000  - $170,000 depending upon qualifications. The City of Auburn hasan excellent benefits package.

This position is open until filled.

Interested individuals may submit their application electronically via the Cityof Auburn’s website which can be accessed using this link:


TheCity of Auburn is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.