Public Works Director

Public Works | Experience Based | Open From: Apr 7, 2021 - Until Filled

Job Description

The City of Laurel is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Public Works Director.
This is a full-time, salaried position in which the Director works regular hours and is always on
call.
The Public Works Director has the primary responsibility of the organization, operation, and
overall performance of the Public Works Department. This department includes the divisions of
Street Maintenance, Drainage, Sanitation, and the Auto Shop.

Essential Duties:
• Overseeing budgetary operations
• Ensuring proper organization and direction of personnel
• Performing administrative duties of the department
• Develop and recommend policy options and alternatives for consideration of the City
Council
• Accountability for monetary, fiscal, budgetary, safety, and legal issues related to the Public
Works Department.

The right candidate should have knowledge of Public Works Operations, including construction,
engineering, maintenance, office and business procedures, and possess basic computer skills.
Experience in management and supervisory principles and practices, as applies to municipal
government, is desired. Additionally, experience in municipal procedures related to finance,
personnel, purchasing, risk management, and public relations is desired. This candidate should
also possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public,
news media, employees, external agencies and organizations, and the City Council. The ideal
candidate should also possess superior leadership and communication skills, as well as, a high
degree of personal integrity.

Requirements

Requirements:

➢ Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Drafting, or a related field strongly
recommended
➢ Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related
field is preferred.
➢ Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Municipal engineering or related field is
preferred

Fine Print

Resume should reflect progressively responsible experience and success in Public Works.
Mail or email resume, including references, to:

City of Laurel
Mayor’s Office
PO Box 647
Laurel, MS 39441
Email: rjones@laurelms.com