The Public Works Director is a key member of the City Manager's Executive Leadership Team with responsibility for planning, directing, managing, and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Public Works Department. Operating within broad general policy guidelines and in alignment with the City Manager, the Director exercises substantial latitude and discretion to achieve effective and efficient utilization of resources to manage the department. This position is appointed by and serves under the direction of the City Manager and requires frequent interaction with other department directors.
Under the administrative direction of the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Public Works, performs administrative and professional engineering work in directing the activities of the Public Works Department, one of the City’s largest departments. The Director of Public Works is responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing and directing the activities of the following eight divisions: Administration, Stormwater/Engineering, Mosquito Control, Fleet Management, Refuse, Roadway, Traffic Engineering, and Transit. Collaborates with the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, City Council, and other departments on strategy and policy to ensure that the City’s mission and core values are incorporated into operational activities and services.
Our ideal candidate will have graduated from a four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, civil engineering, urban and regional planning, or a related field, and at least 6 to 9 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal engineering program administration, including 6 to 9 years of responsible management experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. The position also requires a Professional Engineer License and a valid driver’s license.
Please visit our website www.suffolkva.us for additional information and to apply before it closes on 4/29/2021. EOE
Internal Number: 01862
About City of Suffolk
Suffolk is a vibrant and fiscally strong community leading the region in advancements in education, comprehensive transportation, public safety and diverse economic growth while continuing to preserve its rural heritage and enhancing its neighborhoods and urban centers.The City of Suffolk is experiencing a considerable period of growth in both industry and population. Boasting rural charm with big city industry, Suffolk is located in the heart of Hampton Roads offering easy access to major transportation routes, beaches, and other area attractions. Named one of “America’s 100 Best Small Cities” by CNN Money Magazine, Suffolk is the largest city in Virginia with over 430 square miles of land with countless hiking trails, boating waterways, and gorgeous golf courses to keep anyone busy and active. The City of Suffolk achieved the highly acclaimed and much-lauded AAA rating following upgrades by Standard & Poor and Fitch on the City’s outstanding general obligation bonds (GO) and long term rating. The basis for the ratings upgrades were attributed in part to Suffolk’s strong management and financial policies and the consistent ability to maintain balanced budgets as well as a robust economy. It's a Great Time to be in Suffolk!