• Roanoke, VA
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The City of Roanoke (population 100,220) is the largest municipality in southwest Virginia, the principal municipality of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)Roanoke is in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The city serves as the region’s education, medical, shopping, recreation, and cultural hub.
GovHR is assisting the City of Roanoke recruit their next Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works reports to the Deputy City Manager. The City of Roanoke Public Works Department has a staff of 142 full time employees and a budget of approximately $16 million. In addition to the operating budget the city has a significant capital improvement program. The Director oversees the activities of Engineering, Stormwater, Environmental Management and Transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration or related field. Master’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • Possession of Professional Engineers license is preferred but not required.
  • Five to ten years’ experience included management in public works.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $104,037 to 169,376A generous benefit package including health and dental insurance. Employees have the option to choose between a traditional defined benefit or hybrid retirement plan. 
How to Apply
Candidates must apply by February 22, 2023, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references online to the attention of W. Lane Bailey, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, Tel: (704) 798-8221. The City of Roanoke is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2023

Posted: 2023-02-13

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