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Reference Number: MTAS-1573
Reviewed Date: 08/14/2023

THE CITY OF ____________________, TENNESSEE

Public Works Director

The public works director has primary responsibility for the organization, operation and overall performance of the public works department. Department functions include engineering, water and sewer utilities, solid waste management, streets and public works construction.

The public works director must be an effective administrator, business minded, and productivity and service oriented. The director should have a college degree. A masters degree in public administration or business administration is preferred. The director must have demonstrated management capabilities, with progressively responsible experience in the area of public works administration preferred.

The public works department has an annual operating budget of $2.5 million. It has 25 full-time employees. The public works director is appointed by and reports to the city manager.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000

Starting Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 depending upon qualifications.

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