Director of Public Works | Career Opportunities at Baltimore
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SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Baltimore County, Maryland, seeks a dynamic and innovative
professional to lead the Department of Public Works. The
Director is responsible for the executive management of the
department including developing and implement department wide
strategic planning of all administrative and programmatic
The Director of Public Works reports to the County
Executive and/or senior staff designee(s).
Please attach your resume and copy of your transcript or
degree(s) with this application.
NOTE: Interested candidates may also send a cover letter
and resume, directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please
state in the subject line, the title of the position for which you
Examples of Duties The Director is responsible for the overall
direction, effective operation, maintenance, department
forecasting, planning and continuous improvement of all functions
of the Department of Public Works which includes Transportation,
Utilities, Solid Waste operations and infrastructure.
Manages all public works activities; Evaluates, maintains,
repairs and upgrades existing public works infrastructure; Serves
as a member of the County's Senior Leadership Team and a member of
the County's Retirement Board.
Develops and maintains positive, productive working relationship
with County leadership, elected officials and/or their offices,
regional and state transportation agencies, business communities,
citizens and key stakeholders.
Recommends and assists with capital budget and a long-term
capital improvement programs; In partnership with other department
heads, assists with development of special projects; Assists with
management of all consultants, vendors and contractors engaged by
the Public Works Department activities and or functions.
Responsible for emergency planning and is required to be on
24-hour call to address any emergency situation.
Evaluates, designs and implements an organizational structure
and departmental policies and procedures to effectively manage the
Department and assure the implementation of its mission.
Administers and manages all union collective bargaining
agreements appropriate for DPW; Assists with resolving labor
grievances and union disputes as it relates to DPW.
Ensures operations comply with all applicable local, state and
federal requirements; and ensures the delivery of a consistent and
high-level of service to stakeholders; Actively solicits input from
stakeholders and makes decisions on broad issues on policy and
resolves complex problems.
In partnership with the Office of Budget and Finance, develops
and secures approval for the department's operating budget;
Monitors and approves expenditures; Prepares, reviews, and executes
specifications and bids for major expenditures and maintain contact
with key stakeholders.
Serves as the County's representative to various local, state,
regional, and national committees, boards, and commissions related
to the public infrastructure, in addition to serving as the contact
person for state and federal agencies.
Actively pursues, manages and is responsible for all department
public outreach events.
Considers issues of equity and sustainability in
Develops program goals, standards and systems to track, analyze
and evaluate metrics related to the program areas with a goal of
promoting equity, opportunity and inclusion;
Performs other related duties as required by County Executive
and or his designee. Takes appropriate actions to sustain and
improve organizational performance, including recommending and
implementing appropriate changes to priorities, policies and
Essential Functions –Transportation: Manages the planning,
funding, developing, designing and implementing multi-modal
transportation (vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle) projects and
providing transit services; reviews proposed projects and assists
in administering and monitoring capital projects and establishes
Approves contracts, construction estimates, contract payments,
and extra work authorizations; reviews the transportation aspects
of development proposals, implements transportation demand
management and marketing strategies.
Undertakes executive level coordination with regional and state
agencies and other county departments with regards to
Essential Functions –Utilities: Undertakes executive level
coordination with Baltimore City on regional water infrastructure
planning, funding, maintenance, billing, and compliance with
Oversees the planning, funding, development, design and
implementation of capital water and sewer infrastructure
Manages the operation of the sewer system in the county.
Undertakes executive level coordination with regional and state
agencies with regard to the County's consent decree related to its
Essential Functions- Solid Waste Management: Oversees all solid
waste operational activities and programs for the County and
undertakes executive level coordination with regard to regional
solid waste issues.
Manages the residential collection of trash from County
Manages the disposal of trash through the county's transfer
stations, landfill and disposal sites.
Maximizes, promotes and guides the County's Recycling programs
for the environmental and fiscal benefit of the County.
Qualifications The selected candidate must demonstrate highly
developed executive leadership skills, public administration acumen
and the ability to lead a large municipal organization.
At least ten (10) years of Executive Public Works experience
required; Seven (7) to ten (10) years' experience as Director of
Public Works preferred.
A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant managerial
Master's Degree preferred; BS (or BA) in Business, Public
Administration, Civil Engineering or a related field or equivalent
experience required; Must be registered as a Professional Engineer
in the State of Maryland; and registration with the National
Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is
Ideal candidate will be a visionary and thought leader,
solution-oriented, and results-driven with a passion for public
service to join the team as the Director of Public Works. The
Director must be a leader who leads by example and is dedicated to
creating and maintaining a highly professional and accountable
culture that attracts and retains the best talent and
Excellent project management skills with the ability to provide
high-level oversight on a multitude of projects simultaneously.
Excellent communicator with the ability to cultivate and foster
enterprise-wide productivity on all levels.
Proven track record of working in partnership with multiple
governmental agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
Conditions of Employment Medical Examination and Employment
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in
Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination
and drug screen and an employment background investigation,
including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and