Village of Schaumburg

Village of Schaumburg

Job Title: Division Supervisor – Streets & Signs (Engineering & Public Works)


Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 78,723 residents located 11 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of Chicago. Not only is Schaumburg the twelfth-largest community in the State of Illinois, but it is also home to the second-largest concentration of retail, office, and commercial activity. Notable village distinctions include being rated as an excellent or good place to live by 95% of respondents in the National Community Survey; having multiple highly-awarded and accredited departments; being selected as a Best-In-Class-Employer by Gallagher for midsize employers and being recognized as a Better Business Town by The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.


The village employs approximately 600 employees in 12 departments, including police, fire, engineering and public works, communications, community development, cultural services, economic development, finance, general government, human resources, information technology, and transportation. Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be.



Division Supervisor – Streets & Signs (Engineering & Public Works)


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $90,321.00 – $120,805.00 annually dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $90,321.00 – $130,966.00.


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position schedules and directs routine operations of the Street & Signs Division, including maintenance and repair of the dedicated village streets, bike paths, and parking lots, street sweeping, sign maintenance and manufacturing, and emergency repairs as necessary; monitors pavement marking program; assists in the Snow and Ice Control program; responsible for ordering, receiving, and monitoring snow and ice control materials; responds to emergency conditions; develops short and long term work schedules; responsible for implementation of the division’s budget and work projections.



1.    Develops and coordinates a schedule of daily, weekly, and monthly work activities to be performed, and reports accomplishments of scheduled work activities. Verifies work crew progress and follows up to ensure the job is completed correctly and promptly.
2.    Requires direct involvement in construction activities and basic operating knowledge of all equipment within the department.
3.    Anticipates existing or potential problems, circumstances, activities, or events that may/will affect the department and keeps the Superintendent – Field Services, Assistant Director, and Director apprised of them.
4.    Receives and responds to service requests from internal and external customers; assumes unique responsibility for direct and often face-to-face contact with customers on a wide range of public works issues.
5.    Creates an environment that encourages innovation and continued learning. Coordinates an effective training schedule for subordinates in work practices, proper equipment operation and maintenance, and safety issues in the workplace.
6.    Establishes and communicates clear and meaningful performance standards and expectations to employees. Evaluates subordinate workers’ job performance and discipline subordinate workers as required.  Supervisory responsibilities include establishing performance standards; training and developing subordinate employees; assigning and directing work; monitoring productivity and conduct, providing feedback and assessing performance; issuing discipline; handling and responding to complaints and grievances; and ensuring compliance with village and departmental policies, rules, regulations, and ethical standards.
7.    Acts as Duty Division Supervisor in a weekly rotation with all Division Supervisors and has a general working knowledge of all public works functions for response to emergencies. This position serves an on-call role and is the first point of contact during after-hours and responds to a wide range of calls including but not limited to building alarms, water main breaks, sewer backups, or street light knockdowns.
8.    Gathers information, uses facts, data, and quantitative measurements to assess outcomes, proposes solutions, tracks quality, and enables improvement. Makes appropriate judgments and/or decisions and uses resources efficiently and effectively.
9.    Performs snow and ice control functions and assists in emergency operations such as floods and wind or rainstorms; assists in planning and executing labor forces during special events.
10.    Thorough knowledge of the organization’s policies and procedures, employee manual, labor contracts, department’s standard operating procedures, and safety practices.
11.    Provides appropriate input on divisional budgets and prepares new item justification forms as required. Tracks divisional accounts and procurement card usage.
12.    Investigates work projects, develops scope of work, and seeks quotes through various contractors and work vendors to complete operating fund work projects.
13.    Attends and participates in job-related meetings and professional organizations.
14.    Hears and resolves employee issues.  Discusses, establishes, and distributes clear, attainable written goals and objectives for the unit. Understands and communicates the broad organizational/institutional goals and priorities to staff. Defines and evaluates the unit’s accomplishments within this context.
15.    Performs other duties as assigned.
1.    Associate’s degree or equivalent credit hours towards a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in business management, engineering, or a related field.
2.    A minimum of three years of experience in a Public Works Department with a thorough knowledge of skilled maintenance and construction work.
3.    A minimum of one year of supervisory experience coordinating a range of activities undertaken by others that involve directing, monitoring, and evaluating the performance of staff in a lead capacity.
4.    Possession of a valid State of Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or ability to obtain within six months from the date of hire.
5.    Proficiency with current computer technology, job-specific software, and customer service systems.

The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package with coverage that begins on the first day of employment and includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  The Village also provides paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, succession development, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen (including cannabis).



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