The salary range is $139,229 - $187,962 with the starting salary depending on the individual’s qualifications. A dedicated vehicle is provided for use while conducting official City business.
Are you seeking an amazing career opportunity where you can make a real difference in shaping the future of a growing community and positively impact the lives of others? The City of Champaign is seeking an experienced, community-focused leader to serve as its next Public Works Director.
A wonderfully diverse community, Champaign offers big city opportunities with Midwestern values and affordability. The City is home to the University of Illinois, which attracts the very brightest scholars and scientists from around the world and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Illinois. With an abundance of arts and cultural opportunities, beautiful parks and trails, nightlife activities in a vibrant Downtown, world-class educational opportunities, Big 10 sporting events, and a low cost of living, Champaign offers the best of urban life in a friendly, smaller city.
Champaign operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Public Works Director is responsible for overseeing nearly 100 employees supported by a current annual operating budget of $11.5 million, and a Capital Improvements Program budget of $46.2 million. The Department’s three divisions, Administrative Services, Engineering, and Operations support the functional areas of managing and overseeing the City’s parking system, multi-family recycling program, and the planning, design and construction of capital improvements. The Department also participates in the City’s development review process, construction inspections, and manages contract maintenance services for all City streets, sidewalks, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, surface drainage, traffic control and environmental quality control systems. Public Works is also responsible for maintaining the City’s infrastructure, oversees fleet management, and provides snow and ice control, emergency storm response cleanup and yard waste collection.
The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Desired attributes, required experience, and other minimum qualifications for the position can be found in the recruitment brochure. Residency and registration as a Professional Engineer by the State of Illinois is required within six months of appointment. The selected candidate must exhibit an appreciation for the diversity and culture of the community and the Public Works Department.
The City of Champaign operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and Council serve as the policy makers and legislative body, while the City Manager is the administrative head of the City's organization. The City has approximately 550 employees. Benefits include holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal leave, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a flexible spending program, a deferred compensation plan, and a Retirement Health Savings Plan.