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Employment opportunity: Olympia Fields Public Works Director


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The Village Olympia Fields, a non-home rule community in the Chicago Southland, population 5,000, has an opening and is seeking application for a “Hands On” Director of Public Works position which reports to the Village Administrator to manage and direct the activities of the Public Works Department.  The department operates under 3 annual budgets, street department – with annual expense of $350K, a water fund – $2.5M and a sewer fund – $1.4M. The department is currently established with an Assistant Director position which assists the Director in both long and short range strategic planning and administration. The Department operates with 5 laborers which handle all departmental operations. The Village has been aggressive in managing an array of capital improvement projects for sanitary sewer rehabilitation, water system improvements, roadway reconstruction, as well as, pedestrian and parkway improvements. As such, the Director must manage multiple bond, loan and grant programs which have facilitated this construction. Minimum Qualifications: 1. 10 years responsible management experience providing expertise in the direction of Public Works programs and/or Public Facilities. 2. The ideal experience would provide a thorough knowledge of public works infrastructures in maintaining and improving water, sewer, road, stormwater and parkway systems. 3. Possess, develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations and program trends pertaining to Public Works programs and administration issues. 4. Posses and maintain a valid driver license with CDL class B with Air Brake endorsement or ability to obtain within 3 months. 5. Certifications in water – Class C Water Operator, or able to obtain within 6 months 6. Ability to work in the field and operate heavy and hand held equipment when needed. 7. Excellent communication and customer service skills for both the general public and public presentations to Boards, Commissions and interagency meetings. 8. A preference may be considered for candidate possessing a bachelor’s degree, engineering degree or advanced degree in public administration 9. Annual Salary Range: $105,000 to $115,000 – DOQ Resumes can be emailed to gfoster@olympia-fields.com or mailed to the address below. No phone calls please. The Village of Olympia Fields Attn: Gladys Foster 20040 Governors Highway Olympia Fields, IL 60461 EOE

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