Director of Public Works Job Opening


DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS – East Bradford Township (population 10,000), Chester County, PA seeks an experienced leader to fill the position of Director of Public Works.

This is an exempt, supervisory position with full responsibility for directing and coordinating all public works projects and activities. The position requires competency in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to long-range planning, permitting and compliance, staffing and personnel management, road maintenance, stormwater management, winter storm operations, bidding and purchasing, contract management, budgeting, and administration.

The employee reports to the Township Manager and has supervisory authority over a Public Works Foreman, Operator/Mechanic, and several Laborers. The employee also works closely with the Township Engineer and interfaces regularly with advisory board/committee members, including a seven-member Traffic Committee.

The Township is looking for a leader who can communicate effectively, plan and prioritize multiple projects, energize others, work collaboratively in a team setting, and demonstrate a high level of public service. Candidates should have: (1) a bachelor’s degree in applicable study (or equivalent); (2) five years of leadership experience in public works; and (3) a valid CDL license Class B with airbrake endorsement (in good standing).

Salary range $75,000-$115,000 with excellent benefits; actual salary to be based on experience/qualifications. The anticipated start date is December 2019. Application information and forms are available here or at the East Bradford Township office (666 Copeland School Road, West Chester, PA 19380). Send cover letter, resume, and employment application to Applicants may also apply in person or mail application forms to the East Bradford Township office. Deadline is 4:00 pm on Friday September 13, 2019. EOE

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