As a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, the Commissioner of Public Works is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor; the appointment of the Commissioner of Public Works requires confirmation by the Common Council.
Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee brings together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.
The Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works (DPW), comprised of the Administrative Services Division, Infrastructure Division, Operations Division, and Milwaukee Water Works, has a high standard for quality customer service and innovative and efficient infrastructure maintenance. DPW employees use their skills and creativity to deliver efficient operation of public works services 24 hours a day. They contribute to the quality of life and economic development of Milwaukee in many ways: providing clean, safe water; fostering the growth and beauty of the urban forest and boulevards; completing sewer and water and paving projects on or ahead of schedule; controlling snow and ice to keep streets safe; and providing reliable and efficient solid waste and recycling collection. DPW is responsible for the design, maintenance, and operation of streets, sidewalks, alleys, bridges, sewers, water mains, underground conduit, telecommunications services, traffic signals, and street lighting for the City of Milwaukee, encompassing 96 square miles, 200+ City buildings, over 4,500 vehicles, 120+ miles of boulevards, and 200,000 street trees.
The City of Milwaukee is seeking an energetic, innovative public works leader to oversee the Department of Public Works (DPW). The ideal candidate will be a professional engineer with an accomplished background in engineering or public works management – someone who will work tirelessly to build upon DPW’s proud history and strategically lead DPW forward. The Commissioner directs and administers the Department of Public Works in accordance with the City Charter and Code of Ordinances.
A Sampling of Exciting Current Initiatives
For more information about DPW, please visit www.milwaukee.gov/mpw.For budget information, including mission, strategic issues, initiatives, objectives, and outcomes for 2018, visit: http://city.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/User/crystali/Budget-Books/2018_Adopted_Budget_Summary.pdf, pp. 137-156.
Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.P.E. registration is required by Ordinance.
Email cover letter and resume by Monday, August 20, 2018 to: Kristin Urban, Human Resources Manager, email@example.com, 414.286.8643.