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Director of Public Works

Municipal/State/Federal Openings

Director of Public Works

Westerly, RI

Posting Date: April 16, 2018
Closing Date: May 12, 2018

Position Overview back to top

The Town of Westerly is accepting applications for the position of Director of Public Works. This position is responsible for responsible for leading, planning, directing and managing the activities of the Public Works Department. The Public Works Department encompasses three main divisions including Engineering, Utilities, and Public Works Operations, and several subdivisions including Sewer, Water, Highways, Transfer Station, and Buildings and Grounds.

What You Should Bring back to top

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Public Administration or closely related field. The candidate will also have five years of professional and increasingly responsible experience in the management and direction of various aspects of a municipal Public Works program, which must include a minimum of three years of supervisory level experience is required. Extensive experience in one of the following areas: building, roadway and public properties maintenance and water distribution and waste water collection systems is required. Possession of a P.E. license is preferred.

Salary/Other Information back to top

The salary range for this position is between $95,000 - $105,000 per annum on a 37.5 hour work week, depending on E/E. This position is an exempt managerial position and is not eligible for overtime. Extended hours beyond 37.5 hours a week can be expected due emergencies, meetings or other unplanned events.

Selection Process back to top

The candidate offered the position will be required to successfully pass a background investigation. Interested applicants must submit a resume with salary requirements to All resumes must be received by 4:30 pm on or before May 12, 2018. AA/EOE