Director of Public Works

City of Melrose

Are you looking for a multi-faceted and fulfilling role in the field of Municipal Public Works? Melrose Public Works is a fast paced, service driven Department with ever-changing, multiple priorities and demands. We seek a seasoned Director who has the energy, flexibility and foresight to excel in a hectic environment while adapting to change. The successful candidate effectively manages a diverse staff and outside contractors, has demonstrated experience in operations management, maintains positive public relations and communicates with tact and diplomacy with constituents, elected officials, businesses and state and federal agencies. The right candidate is not afraid to wear many hats, likes the challenge of working outside of his/her skillset and handles changing demands with confidence and professionalism.

The Director manages approximately 68 full time employees consisting of both a union and non-union work force; an operating budget in excess of $8 million; two enterprise systems with operating budgets exceeding $12 million and numerous revolving and capital improvement funds. The Director performs key managerial, administrative and financial management tasks and provides technical support involved in the planning, directing, organizing, leadership and administration of the Public Works Department, its initiatives and mission.

The qualified candidate has seven to ten years’ experience as Director of Public Works or eight to twelve years’ experience as Assistant Director; a minimum of ten years of relevant managerial experience in the public sector. Demonstrated experience in operational planning, budgeting and interacting with other public agencies; knowledge of and experience in municipal financing, procurement and labor relations; extensive knowledge and understanding of all disciplines of civil infrastructure systems (water, sewer, drain, roadway, traffic) and building infrastructure and systems.

A detailed job description is on the Employment page Resume and cover letter by August 14 to Marianne Long, Director of Human Resources, City of Melrose via AA/EOE