Burnsville, MN (pop. 63,943) seeks collaborative and innovative candidates for its next Public Works Director. The Public Works Director leads a team of 75 FTEs and oversees a budget of $48 million to comprehensively care for all infrastructure to the future benefit of the community. Burnsville is the ninth largest suburb in the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA and a dynamic and diverse community. Located at the intersection of I-35W and I-35E, Burnsville is a gateway to the Twin Cities offering diverse housing, excellent schools and outstanding recreational amenities that serve as regional attractions.  
The Public Works Director is an important member of the leadership team and expected to provide strong organizational leadership to help build a culture where people are involved and enthusiastic about their work and workplace.  Burnsville is looking for a strong leader who values frequent communication and manages people with accountability and is an active listener and a willing coach and advocate who builds relationships and champions the work of the people and the department. 
Candidate Qualifications:
  • bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public works, or related field.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible leadership in public works or engineering, with a minimum of five years’ experience in municipal government or private consulting experience work with local governments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A pro-active, team-oriented, and inclusive management style.
The City of Burnsville is an organization that values innovation, collaboration and excellence, committed to creating great experiences in the organization and community. 
The starting salary range is $149,000 to $186,000 DOQ, with a comprehensive benefits package, including the opportunity to work a partially remote or hybrid schedule.
The position will remain open until filled and candidates should apply at once, but no later than September 18, 2023.  Candidates should apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Charlene Stevens, Executive Vice President for Recruitment ServicesGovHR USATel:  847-380-3240The City of Burnsville, MN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: September 18, 2023

Posted: 2023-09-15

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