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Director of Public Works

Company: City of Topeka
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

The City of Topeka is seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of executive-level public work experience including leadership, management, strong fiscal management and a customer-service philosophy.

The Public Works director is responsible for the overall administration, development and direction of Public Works programs including Facility Operations, Traffic Operations, Street Maintenance, Forestry, Fleet Services, Engineering, and Parking.

Primary duties include:

  • Provides executive direction and management on municipal engineering, public work issues, and the department's annual operating budget.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to the City Manager and other City officials regarding public works activities.
  • Develops long-range strategic and master plans for department policies and programs.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Public Administration or a related field. Five (5) years of engineering and management experience in the Public Works field and a comprehensive knowledge of Public Works functions and its relationship with other City functions. The preferred candidate will be a licensed professional engineer.Entry Salary: $125,000 - $132,000, DOQ.

    Click here for a full position descriptionPosition Profile / Choose Topeka
    The City of Topeka offers a comprehensive benefits package, including
    • Health/Dental Insurance
    • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System which totals over 315,000 active, inactive and retired members and manages approximately $20 billion in assets for KPERS members' benefits.
    • Generous paid vacation leave and separate paid sick leave, and one additional paid personal leave days each year
    • Paid Life/Long Term Disability Insurance
    • (457) Deferred Comp Savings Plan
    • Short-Term Disability Insurance
    • Free Onsite Health & Wellness Clinic
    • Free in-house Wellness Center, a full service fitness facility
    • Free Parking
    • Employee Assistance Program.The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: City of Topeka, Topeka , Director of Public Works, Executive , Topeka, Kansas

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