The Village of Homer Glen Public Works Department is supported by 29 FTE and oversees an annual operating budget of approximately $4 million. This position reports directly to the Village Manager and is the leader of the village’s largest department. The department oversees the village’s road programs, right-of-way maintenance and snow plowing, storm water management, fleet maintenance, all village facilities and the village’s parks system.
The Director must demonstrate positive and humble leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop leaders within the department. The Director must not only demonstrate exceptional customer service to the community but must instill exceptional customer service as part of the departmental culture. The Director must be versatile, with the capacity to manage and motivate a multigenerational and multidisciplinary workforce towards accomplishing both the department’s goals and the overall village goals. The Director must possess solid knowledge and extensive experience in the fields of engineering, utilities, parks, forestry, fleet management, and overall municipal management.
The Director is responsible for overseeing multiple operations, protecting the village’s infrastructure and equipment and forecasting future needs for capital projects. The Director must be able to multi-task, prioritize and complete competing tasks and projects. The Director must be comfortable in a public setting and interacting with elected officials, other governmental entities, staff and citizens.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A minimum of 7 years of progressive managerial and leadership experience in methods and practices of public works, parks, street maintenance and repair, municipal operations, public utilities, and civil engineering.Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration or a related field.Valid State of Illinois CDL License is required.
A demonstrated, comprehensive and broad knowledge of modern principles and practices in the fields of municipal management, project management, civil engineering, parks, traffic engineering, utilities, and streets fields.
Master’s Degree in related field preferred
An Illinois license as a Registered Professional Engineer.
Process Improvement Training and/or Lean Six Sigma Certification.