Public Works Director - Town of Carrboro, NC

$101,776 - $124,166 yearly
  • Baker Tilly
  • Carrboro, NC, USA
  • Jan 09, 2023
Full time Engineering Public Works

Job Description

The Town of Carrboro, North Carolina (pop. 21,230) boasts a vibrant, diverse, and well-educated community known for its progressive vibe. Located in Orange County and with neighboring Chapel Hill to the west, Carrboro is part of the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle Park area.

The Director of Public Works is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and direction to the Department. This position plans, organizes, directs, and administers all activities to include the construction, maintenance, and operation of storm drains, cemetery, streets, sidewalks, fleet maintenance, solid waste, building and grounds maintenance, and capital projects management. This position reports to the Assistant Town Manager and supervises all personnel within the department.

The starting salary range for this position is $101,776 to $124,166 depending upon qualifications and experience. The Town also provides a generous benefits program including health insurance, annual, sick, holiday, personal and paid parental leave and includes a 3% contribution to a 401(k) and participation in the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System.

The position requires a bachelor's degree with coursework in civil engineering, public administration, or a related field and considerable supervisory experience, as well as five to seven years of extensive experience in civil engineering and public works services/maintenance operations of an increasingly responsible nature, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Professional Engineer (PE) designation is preferred but not required.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online at

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on February 6, 2023. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in the recruitment brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 703-923-8214 or Yolanda Howze at or 312-240-3401. 

For more information about the Town of Carrboro, please visit and EOE.