About the Position
The Public Services Director reports to the Township Superintendent/Manager and leads a team of 8 employees while overseeing the operations of 94 miles of water distribution main, 22 miles of wastewater main, 800 acres of park land, 38 miles of pathway, 2 cemeteries, and the Township's buildings and grounds.
Operating with a combined budget of $7.3 million, the Public Services Director is responsible for providing the highest level of water, wastewater, parks and recreation, building and grounds services including:
A high priority will be placed on compliance with State regulations and collaborating with developers, as well as completion of a staffing and succession plan to ensure continuity during anticipated retirements in the department over the next five years.
An important member of the Township's leadership team, the position of Public Services Director requires highly developed management, organizational, and technical skills. The new Director will manage an extremely experienced team with many direct report personnel having more than 20 years of experience with the Township. The successful candidate will possess the following attributes and qualifications:
How to Apply
Review of resumes and qualifications will be conducted upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process and prior to March 31, 2021. Final round, on-site interviews will be tentatively scheduled for April 2021. Ideally, the selected candidate will join the Township in May 2021 (or a mutually agreed upon date).
Electronic submittal of resumes is preferred via email to email@example.com. Candidates are requested to submit a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume for consideration. This is a confidential process and references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.
For more information on this position contact:Andrea Dumbrell, Human Resources Directoradumbrell@ght.org616.604.6309
This position is open until filled.
Grand Haven Charter Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.
Please see www.ght.org/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities/ for full recruiting brochure.
Education & Experience
The Public Services Director position requires a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Ten years of experience in municipal administration management and public works operations, Michigan S-2 Water Distribution Certification, plus experience and knowledge of engineering practices and principles, is also required. Professional engineering certification and experience/training is highly desired, along with achievement of a Michigan S-1 Water Distribution Certification during employment.
Additional qualifying education or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, or abilities may be considered as a substitution.