Director of Public Works - City of Moline, Illinois

$112,134 - $162,595 yearly
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • Moline, Illinois, USA
  • Sep 05, 2023
Full time Public Works

Job Description

Nestled between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in the heart of the Midwest, the City of Moline invites you to Take Time to Support, Take Time to Live, and Take Time to Discover. The ninth-largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area is home to nearly 43,000 people and was recently named among the most affordable places to live in the country. 

The Public Works Department builds and maintains Moline’s infrastructure to protect the health and welfare of residents, businesses, and visitors and provides quality, timely, and efficient services to the community within available resources. With an annual operating budget of just over $5.53 million and 58 employees, the department provides solid waste collection, roadway maintenance and repair, snow removal, preventative maintenance, and installation and maintenance of signs. Its personnel are divided into Street Operations, Solid Waste Operations, Fleet, and Facilities.

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Director of Public Works manages, administers, and coordinates the activities of the department in support of the policies, goals, and objectives established by City leaders. This position is responsible for preparing short-term and long-range plans and budgets, establishing departmental policies, organizing and developing personnel, evaluating operations, and ensuring that all of the department’s activities are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws and conformance to acceptable standards and practices. With ambitious goals in street maintenance, facility upgrades, and customer service, the City of Moline is searching for an experienced and innovative professional ready to lead and inspire the community’s Public Works team. 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business management, engineering, or a related field and 10 years of service in any public works discipline, including five of supervisory and administrative experience within the profession. While local government experience is preferred, any combination of training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this role will be considered. This includes private organization experience in the public works arena. Please note that the successful candidate for this position will be expected to live within Moline’s city limits within a year of their hire date.

The City of Moline is offering a salary range of $112,134 to $162,595 for this position, depending on qualifications and experience. 

Please apply online.

For more information on this position, contact:
Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President