Assistant Director of Public Works, Cleveland Heights, OH (Pop. 46,238) – The City of Cleveland Heights is located in Cuyahoga County and is an inner-ring suburb to Cleveland, OH.  It was originally founded as a village in 1903 and became an official city as recognized in Ohio in 1921.  The city has a total area of 8.13 square miles.  Six miles east of downtown Cleveland, it is bordered by East Cleveland to the north, east by South Euclid and University Heights and south by Shaker Heights. Cleveland Heights is an oasis of culture, nature, community and fun.  The fabric of Cleveland Heights is its diversity through a rich tapestry of thought, education, beliefs and heritage.  Residents often describe Cleveland Heights as friendly, eclectic, creative, green, unique, progressive and thriving.

Cleveland Heights is governed by a city charter adopted in 1921 and operates under the council-manager form of government, with seven members of council elected to four-year terms.  All are elected using an at-large, non-partisan voting.   

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and enhancing all public infrastructure of the City through oversight of all municipally owned facilities and infrastructure. The Public Works Department is comprised of six divisions: Forestry, Refuse/Recycling/Transfer Station, Street Maintenance, Utilities, Vehicle Maintenance and Capital Projects.  Recently the Building Maintenance and Public Properties divisions were moved to the Parks and Recreation Department. 

The department has approximately 85 allocated full-time employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $16.4M from all funds.  This operating fund consists of the general fund allocating approximately $6.4 with Enterprise/Special Funds contributing $10M.   

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • An ability to provide proven, progressive and passionate for public service that is committed to delivering excellent public works services. 
  • Well-developed leadership and management skills with a strong desire to work in a collegial, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, public administration, public policy, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and extensive experience in Public Works is desired.  A master’s degree is preferred.  Five to seven years of progressively responsible public sector public works management, or public administrative or managerial experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is desired.  Experience in a larger community at the assistant department head level will also be considered.

The anticipated hiring salary range for the position is $75,000 – $107,139 DOQ with excellent benefits.  Residency is not required, but it is highly desired.  Interested candidates should apply online by February 11, 2020  with a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least five (5) professional references to and to the attention of Sarah McKee, Senior Vice-President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3240.

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Posted:Jan 22, 2020


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