• Director of Public Works

    Caroline Co. Commissioners
    Job Description
    Director of Public Works, Caroline County Department Public Works
    About the Department: The Public Works Department maintains the County’s critical infrastructure. This includes our roads, bridges, buildings, land, vehicles, and heavy equipment. The Department is comprised of two major divisions: 

    Roads - The Roads Division is responsible for maintaining over 450 miles of roadway and 39 bridges or crossings in Caroline County.  The Division's work includes routine maintenance, line striping, mowing shoulders, repairing and replacing bridges, installing and replacing signs, and other safety improvements. 
    • Facilities - The Facilities Division is responsible for solid waste, recycling, building maintenance, and utilities.  
    The Department also includes the Central Shop and Administration including purchasing.
    Visit our Department Page for more information. 
    About the position: Caroline County is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as the Director of the Department of Public Works. The Director oversees the day-to-day operations of a wide range of activities related to road and bridge maintenance, fleet operations and building maintenance, field inspections, regulatory compliance and other areas of public infrastructure. This includes supervising the Department’s management team, handling personnel issues, hiring and training personnel, representing the Department in the public, creation and implementation of new programs, and ensuring the Public Works facility meets all safety regulations.
    Requirements: Detailed knowledge of management and supervisor practices and the ability to supervise motivate, and coach technical, administrative and management personnel to achieve their optimum performance level. General working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering related to road and bridge construction and maintenance, stormwater management, fleet maintenance, building maintenance and construction management. The Director needs to have the ability to initiate, coordinate and direct large scale engineering and construction projects and to plan activities of a broad technical nature; the ability to deal effectively and cooperatively with councils, boards, other departments and agencies and the general public.
    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Public or Business Administration OR closely related field AND five (5) years of experience in management.  At least three years of experience in roads, facilities, construction management or other technical field related to Public Works.  An equivalent level of experience and education may be substituted if substantial enough to fully prepare the applicant for the requirements of the position.
    Salary range: $85,000 - $105,000, with exceptional benefits package. 
    Upon an employment offer, applicant must submit to a substance abuse test and complete background check.
    How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter via email to Sherry Bratton, Director of Human Resources.   Deadline to Apply: April 2, 2019. EOE.
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