Public Works Director

$95,000 - $135,000 yearly
  • Strategic Government Resources
  • Argyle, TX, USA
  • Apr 01, 2024
Full time Engineering Public Works Roads, Streets, and Sidewalks Sanitation Utilities

Job Description

Argyle is seeking a skilled servant leader ready to roll up their sleeves and take the reins of the Town’s infrastructure as their new Public Works Director.


A first-class community known for its beautiful rural character and small-town lifestyle; the Town of Argyle truly offers the best of both worlds.


Still, its roughly 5,750 residents benefit from a quiet, family-focused atmosphere, a charming still-rural pocket within the “Golden Triangle” region of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton that is home to major business centers, shopping, entertainment, professional sports, and a variety of cultural activities.


The Town of Argyle is a General Law Type A municipality operating under the guidance of a Town Council comprising a Mayor and five Council Members elected at-large and serving staggered two-year terms with no term limits. In addition to establishing the vision and policy for the community, voting on legislation, and approving the annual budget, council members appoint the Town Administrator, Town Secretary, Town Attorney, and Municipal Court Judge.


The Public Works Department manages and directs the policies, programs, and activities of several associated divisions focused on planning, designing, building, maintaining, and operating infrastructure systems that promote public health, safety, and welfare.


Under the guidance of the Town Administrator, the Public Works Director is responsible for the Department’s planning and operations as well as various construction and maintenance programs.


The community’s new Public Works Director will have a thorough knowledge of public works administration and operations, engineering theory and application, and modern construction, repair, and maintenance methods and machinery. They will also be skilled in operating various construction equipment and eager to work alongside their crew as needed to complete projects.


The ideal candidate is courteous, diplomatic, strategic, and politically savvy.  They are also highly self-motivated and adept at holding themselves and others accountable to department goals and organizational values.


This role requires a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or a related field and at least seven (7) years of local government experience within public works. Status as an On-site Sewage Facility Designated Representative and Certified Floodplain Manager is preferred, as is having a Class III Wastewater license.


Argyle is offering a salary range of $95,000 to $135,000 for this position, depending on experience and qualifications.


Please apply online


For more information on this position contact:


Larry Gilley, Senior Vice President