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Employment opportunity: South Holland Deputy Director of Public Works

Village of South Holland Seeks Deputy Director of Public Works

The Village of South Holland, Illinois (22,000 pop.) has an excellent opportunity for an experienced public works professional to join a first-rate Public Works department as Deputy Director. The department has an annual budget of $ 9.5 million and consists of 22 F/T, 8 P/T & 7 seasonal employees.

Position Qualifications: Associates Degree in either public administration, park & recreation administration, civil engineering or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience in a related field. Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) or more years of experience in public works or park/recreational operations preferred. Seeking a knowledgeable leader, who has exceptional organizational and public service skills, to manage a broad range of public works and park services, with an operating and administrative emphasis on parks and public space maintenance. Valid Illinois Class B commercial driver’s license required within twelve (12) months of hire.

Essential Functions: Assist in planning, directing and administrating the activities of the department, including the preparation and management of the department’s annual budget and capital improvement program. Exercise command over the department during the absence of the Director. Administrative direction of five (5) divisions: Parks, Public Spaces, Streets and Sanitation, Water Supply, and Facility & Equipment Maintenance. Supervise the Crew Chiefs of each division and manage daily work order activity to ensure the fulfillment of daily responsibilities and exceptional customer care.

A successful candidate must model behavior that is consistent with our overall mission and vision as public servants; demonstrate behavior of a Servant Leader; interact effectively with the public, employees, unions, village officials, and fellow supervisors; preserve the integrity of our organization by making decisions that are in the best interests of the organization.

The Village of South Holland reserves the right to conduct a background check, medical examination, polygraph screening, and psychological screening on any applicant. Residency requirements apply.

Submit resume and salary history by October 24, 2014 to Mike Veronie, Director of Personnel Services, 16226 Wausau Ave., South Holland, IL 60473. Faxes and e-mails are not accepted.

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