Director of Public Works

Village of Beach Park | Beach Park, IL

Posted Date 1/08/2018

Public Works Director 

$80,000-$100,000 DOQ

The Village of Beach Park is seeking to hire a full-time Public Works Director. This is advanced administrative and managerial work which includes the responsibility to plan, organize, staff, direct and control the operations of the Public Works Department in the maintenance of the Village’s streets, parks, storm sewers, the water and sanitary sewer distribution systems and other municipal buildings and grounds. This position is a Department Level position which Reports to the Village Administrator. Beach Park is a community of 13,000 people, 72 miles of roadway, 44 miles of watermains, and 75 miles of sewermains, located in northeast Lake County along Lake Michigan.

Education Expectation: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, Public Administration or a related field. Engineering degree preferred.

Experience: 7 -10 years of progressive experience required within a municipal Public Works or equivalent combination of training and experience. Minimum of 5 years in a management or supervisory position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Plans, reviews and schedule maintenance, repair and construction work
•Directs Public Works staff in daily assignments
•Estimates and requisitions materials, supplies and equipment to projects
•Maintain records of work performed, staff time and related personnel files
•Supervises and coordinates and inspects work activities to ensure that schedules are met and that work is performed safely and efficiently and in accordance with standard operating procedures
•Coordinated instructional meetings regarding safety and operating procedures
•Evaluates performance of employees, recommends personnel action when necessary
•Trains and instructs crews in job practices and methods of work
•Meets with other department heads to plan and prioritize long range work plans and outline capital improvements
•Recommends capital, equipment, operations and personnel budgets and tracks budget expenditures
•Maintains inventory of parts, supplies, materials and fuel and schedules equipment maintenance and replacement
•Coordinates customer requests including inquiries from utility and construction companies, contractors, other outside agencies and the public and coordinates work as necessary
•Responds to emergency situations and schedules and supervises the response crews, supplies and equipment
•Attends Village Board and Committee Meetings
•Performs related duties as assigned

•Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of Public Works maintenance, construction, and engineering, including knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used
•Technical aspects of the various programs, including water and wastewater treatment and associated fields
•Public Works project planning, development and management
•Public Works administrative practices and procedures
•Operating office equipment, such as computers, printers and software, particularly MS Office

Necessary Special Requirements

Possess a valid Illinois driver license; CDL with appropriate endorsements preferred. Preference also given for a valid Illinois Water or Sewer Operators license.

Must be available on-call to respond to emergency situations.

This is a salaried (exempt) position. It is acknowledged that this is a hands-on Department Head position. Applicants should have significant field experience.

The expected hiring salary range is $80,000 to $100,000 per year, D.O.Q. Persons possessing a P.E. designation likely to be hired at the higher end of the range.

Benefits include but are not limited to paid time off, health & dental insurance, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension.

Applicants should submit resumes with cover letter and 3 professional references with contact information electronically to Jon Kindseth, Village Administrator, at by January 26, 2018.

Job Category
Local Government
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Address11270 W. Wadsworth Road
Beach Park, IL 60099