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Public Works Director - City of Dothan
Closes - 2/28/21
About the Public Works Director
The Public Works Director directs the cityís public works operations, including environmental services, street maintenance, traffic engineering, and engineering services functions. Work is performed under policies and directives of the Assistant City Manager or City Manager; however, independent judgment and discretion must be exercised in the supervision of all subordinates.
 Manages department budget, personnel, and equipment to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of department operations and provides instruction and guidance to division managers.
 Gives leadership and assists division managers in the overall operation of the environmental service, traffic engineering, engineering service, and street maintenance divisions.
 Determines and coordinates capital improvement projects; manages capital improvements, large highway infrastructure projects, and other public works projects.
 Reviews and approves department purchase requisitions and bids. Prepares and manages contracts with professional consultants and contractors
 Communicates with the City Manager and City Commission on matters related to project requests, complaints and other issues, and citizen questions and concerns.
 Provides engineering expertise for in house Street Division projects and reviews reports, studies, cost estimates, and other information in order to make informed decisions.
 Manages and coordinates debris management during storm events. Reviews storm drainage/flood plain issues with employees, consultants, engineers, and the public.
 Acquires rights-of-way and other property for city use. Makes presentations to civic groups to promote city projects; provides information and interviews to the news media regarding department projects.
Requirements Include:
Bachelorís degree from a four-year college or university accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Civil Engineering or a closely related field. Masterís Degree in Engineering or closely related field is preferred, and registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Alabama is preferred.
Ten (10) years of progressive experience in the administrative operation and leadership of a municipal department, to include: solid waste/collection/disposal, streets and storm drainage, traffic engineering, engineering design and inspection, and wastewater collection systems.
As a condition of employment, one (1) year to obtain registration as Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Alabama is required upon hire.
The Public Works Director compensation will be highly competitive and the salary range is $107,910.40 - $172,640.00 and will include a benefit package to include health, dental, voluntary insurance, and retirement benefits.
City of Dothan, Alabama Public Works Director Vacancy Deadline to apply February 28, 2021 Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Delvick J. McKay, Personnel Director or City of Dothan, P.O. Box 2128 Dothan, AL 36302