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Employment opportunity: Glenwood Public Works Director


Village of Glenwood, Illinois, is located in Northeastern Illinois, County of Cook, is a diverse community of 9,052 residents (Census 2013), which is in close proximity to a major regional employment and commercial centers in the Chicago metropolitan area. The village is located near the City of Chicago in the Chicago Southland approximately 23 miles south of the Chicago central business district.

Incorporated in 1872, and operating under the President/Board of Trustees form of government, the Village of Glenwood is currently seeking a Public Works Director. The Public Works Department, as an integral component of the Village’s “first responder” team, collectively prides itself in being a highly trained team of professional, dedicated, hardworking individuals. The Public Works Director will have the leadership skills necessary to lead this team. Please click here for the job description.

Under direction from the Village Administrator, manages and performs responsible supervisory work in planning and directing the operations and maintenance of the water distribution system, sanitary storm sewer system, streets, parkways, buildings and parks. The position directly supervises 10 employees, including a crew leader and water-billing clerk.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant supervisory experience in Public Works or similar area, with an associates or technical degree in public administration, civil engineering or related field, and experience in leading professional and skilled teams. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written communication, and customer skills.

The salary range for the position is $75,000 to $ 95,000. The Village’s excellent employee benefits package includes medical insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension participation, paid sick, vacation and holiday time.

Only emailed packets (application, cover letter and resume with 4 professional references) will be accepted. To apply, email a completed packet to Sandy Chandler, Human Resources schandler@villageofglenwood.com by April 17, 2019. Applicant submittals should be a single pdf document titled with only first and last name.

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