Town of North Kingstown, RI (population under 30,000) seeks experienced individual for position of Director of Public Works. Individual will need to have public works, engineering & survey related work, supervisory and administrative experience.
Candidates who have experience in the following job responsibilities: department expenditures and budget preparation and operation; maintenance operations; personnel costs; capital improvements; road maintenance; water & sewer operations and facilities; solid waste; physical facilities; parks & recreational facilities; snow removal; review of technical engineering reports; accounting records; material & equipment acquisitions; preparation of specs and bidding.
Candidate will confer with, advise and employment subject to Town Manager. Town Manager’s candidate will require advice and consent of Town Council. Candidate will be a member of Asset Management Commission and will confer with multiple Boards and Commissions on administrative and technical issues. Individual will also perform related duties as assigned by Town Manager.
Interested candidates should have: Graduation from college with degree in Civil Engineering preferred or 5 – 10 years of documented experience in public works operations. Knowledge and/or education in the field of engineering. Ability to make presentations, work with general public, elected officials and build consensus. Willing to work extended hours. Experience in working with Planning on new subdivision plots, ordinances, regulations, code changes. Experience with Munis a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on experience
About Town of North Kingstown
The North Kingstown Public Works Department has the following divisions with a total of 31 employees: Department of Public Works Administration is comprised of the Department Director, Facilities Project Manager, and Programs Coordinator. Division responsibilities include the overall operation of the DPW including policy and personnel decisions, purchasing, budgeting, research, supervision, record keeping, and customer service to residents.The Engineering Division is responsible for subdivision and land development review and inspection, highway and drainage improvement design, plat map updates, improving Town standards, computer aided design (CAD), bid specification preparation and project management and construction inspections, deed and title search, and customer service.Facilities and Grounds is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of all Town buildings, grounds, athletic facilities, Town Beach, play grounds, and parks.Highways is responsible for maintaining the Town's infrastructure (roads, dams, drainage, bridges), street sweeping, snow plowing, tree trimming and brush cutting, cleaning of catch basins, sign making, and other tasks that involve heavy and light equi...pment.The Sewer division maintains and operates the Town's wastewater collection that flows into the Quonset Development Park's system.