Civil - Business Development, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
Public Works Director, Woodbury, MN (pop. 70,559). Woodbury, incorporated in 1967, is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, and the 9th largest city in the state. Over the past three decades the population has tripled, and is expected to exceed 85,000 by 2040. As the economic hub of the Twin Cities east metro, Woodbury is well known as a healthcare and retail destination with a diverse economy of many growing business sectors, including finance, light industrial, office/showroom and distribution.
Woodbury has been nationally recognized as a great place to live and raise a family with easy access to the metro area’s recreational and cultural activities. Recent recognitions include: Money Magazine’s #10 2018 Best Places to Live in U.S., National Civic League 2016 All-America City Award finalist, and an S&P AAA bond rating since 2009.
Woodbury’s long-serving Engineering and Public Works Director retired mid-summer 2018. As a result, and coupled with the growth and development of the City and its infrastructure, the engineering and public works functions are being divided into two departments. Each new department head will report to the City Administrator. An Engineering Director was recently hired.
The Public Works Department will include the Parks & Forestry, Streets and Stormwater, Fleet Services and Utilities Divisions. The Director’s responsibilities are wide ranging, and include managing the City’s street, stormwater, parks and forestry, potable water, sanitary sewer and traffic control infrastructure systems. The Director also provides oversight of the acquisition, maintenance and replacement of the City’s equipment and rolling stock.
Woodbury is a full-service city. In addition to Public Works, services also include Public Safety (Police, Fire, EMS), Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Community Development, Information & Communications Technology, Finance and Administration (HR, legal, clerk). The Public Works Director is responsible for leading a department of 65 full-time and part-time employees, as well as managing approximately $22 million in operating, capital and enterprise budgets. The position reports to the City Administrator.
Qualified candidates should have:
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public or business administration; a Master’s degree is desired;
Six or more years of increasingly responsible experience in public sector management or the management of a public works department, engineering, or similar client-based organization, is desirable;
Minimum of three years supervisory experience;
A collaborative and communicative approach to work;
Comfort working with an array of stakeholders including elected officials, residents and intergovernmental contacts; and
Passion for a fast-paced, demanding and rewarding environment.
A starting salary range is $120,000 - $140,000 +/- DOQ, and an excellent benefit package is offered.
Candidates should apply by November 12, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. The City of Woodbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.