Village of Glendale Heights



The Village of Glendale Heights seeks an energetic, experienced professional to replace our recently retired Public Works Director.  View the recruitment brochure here.


Under the guidance and direction of the Village Administrator and the broad policy guidance of the Village President and Board of Trustees, the Public Works Director performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Public Works Department. The Public Works Department includes the Utilities Division, Streets Division, Fleets Division, Engineering Division and Wastewater Treatment Plant, and other public works projects and programs.

This position provides leadership and direction to the Public Works Department including a tenured, professional Public Works leadership team and 43 total staff members. This position will oversee an operating budget of approximately $30 million.

Education: The successful candidate will have graduated from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field.

Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years previous public works experience with four years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must also possess considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting including a thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations affecting Departmental and Village activities.

Salary range is $150,675 to $173,742.  Benefits Summary is available here.

Posted 5/22/24.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications being accepted until Friday, June 28, 2024 and will be reviewed at that time.

The Village of Glendale Heights’ is committed to a nepotism and cronyism policy of employment, advancement and/or contracting practices based upon qualifications and merit, and to ensure that no conflict of interest, favoritism, preferential treatment, or discrimination enters into the employment and contracting process without discrimination in favor of or in opposition to the employment of immediate family members and a personal, political, financial, or commercial relationships.

If you are an immediate family member (an employee’s spouse; an employee’s natural, step, adopted or foster parent; an employee’s mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law or son- in-law; an employee’s grandparent; an employee’s child or grandchild; an employee’s sister or brother; employee’s aunt, uncle, niece, nephew; spouse’s grandparent, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; or any other dependent residing in the same household of the employee) or a personal, political, financial, or commercial relationship to a current or past Village employee, please indicate so in the “Applicant Information” section of your employment application.


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