Director of Public Works

Organization: City of Americus, Georgia
Salary: Beginning salary negotiable DOQ.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

Americus, Georgia is located in Sumter County in southwest Georgia 132 miles from Atlanta and nine miles from Plains, the home of America's 39th President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jimmy Carter.

The City of Americus operates under the City Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority are vested in the governing body which consists of a Mayor and six council members all elected on a nonpartisan basis. Council members serve four-year staggered terms, with three council members elected every two years. The Mayor is elected at large to serve a four-year term. The six council members are elected by district. The governing body is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget and appointing the City Manager, Municipal Court Judge and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing body and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government.

The Director, Public Works is appointed by and responsible to the City Manager for performing executive level administrative, supervisory and technical work in directing the activities of a full-service public works department which includes water/sewer and natural gas utilities, storm water, streets, grounds and fleet maintenance. The Department employs thirty-three (33) FTEís and operates with a current budget of $6,433,355.

Requires a bachelorís degree in public works administration, public administration, engineering or related field combined with at least five (5) years of management level experience that includes responsibility over public works and/or utility operations; public infrastructure construction/maintenance; and project, budget and personnel management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. A valid Georgia driverís license is required. Beginning salary negotiable DOQ.

The position will remain open until filled. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit (prefer email) your cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071-1357
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
slavin@bellsouth.net


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