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Public Works Director

Powder Springs

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Employment Opportunity

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Job Title:                    Public Works Director

Department:              Public Works

Pay Grade:                 117                    Pay Range: $63,417.85 - $98,297.67

FLSA Status:             Exempt



This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the functions of the Public Works Department including solid waste, streets, stormwater repairs,  and building, fleet, and grounds maintenance; supervising personnel, ensuring the timely and efficient completion of projects, and the completion of the annual budget for the Department; and determining major Department policies, planning long-term programs, and making difficult administrative decisions.


  • Plans, directs, and supervises City Public Works employees engaged in the collection, storage, transportation, and disposal of solid waste, maintenance and construction of the City’s streets and right of ways, maintenance of the stormwater system, and building, fleet and grounds maintenance activities.
  • Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance.
  • Ensures that work is done in compliance with state permits and regulations.
  • Conducts regular inspections of the City’s streets, parks, public properties and right-of-ways to plan and schedule needed repairs and/or maintenance.
  • Assists in the review of residential, commercial and industrial development plans, inspects construction sites for compliance with UDC regulations; coordinates and confers with Community Development and Parks Departments in land development, building permits, and recreation and events planning and implementation processes;
  • Inspects work in-progress and ensures the timely and efficient completion of assigned Public Works projects, conducts re-inspections to ensure proper completion of repairs and maintenance; coordinates activities with other departments and agencies.
  • Develops and implements work schedules, methods, practices, policies, and procedures to enhance the operation of the department. 
  • Ensures employees comply with City and departmental policies, procedures, and safety rules; provides safety training to employees; maintains Public Works building in a clean, organized and workable order.
  • Is on call for emergencies; supervises and conducts street clean-up efforts after accidents/storms, or other emergencies; provides other assistance as necessary.
  • Receives, reviews, and investigates citizen complaints/requests; meets with citizens to inspect and/or discuss problems; resolves complaints/requests and schedules needed repairs, construction, or maintenance related to Public Works.
  • Prepares annual departmental operating budget to City Manager based on analysis of projected needs and resources; reviews, approves, and monitors, expenditures within approved budget.
  • Assists in resolving issues related to Certificates of Occupancy for new residential and commercial structures as requested by the Community Development Dept.
  • Serves as final purchasing agent for the department, including preparing all specification for equipment and materials used by the department.
  • Interviews applicants for Department positions; reviews and appropriately acts on various personnel actions including hiring, promotions, and disciplinary actions.
  • Operates City vehicles in the performance of duties.
  • Attends regular scheduled meetings of the City Council and other necessary meetings as requested by the City Manager; provides information and recommendations to the City Manager, Mayor and Council and suggests specific developmental code revisions when deemed in the best interest of the City.
  • Recommends and provides advice about acceptance of dedication of all new infrastructure developed in the City.
  • Provides monthly status reports to City Manager and elected officials.
  • Issues ROW permits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Public Administration, or a related field; and five (5) years of related experience, including at least three (3) years of supervisory and management experience; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; and possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of management concepts, principles, and practices of civil engineering and Public Works administration, land use planning, building and street maintenance, stormwater and solid waste management..
  • Knowledge of modern methods, techniques, and equipment as applied to the design, construction, repair, and maintenance of Public Works.
  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City, including all public roads.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures in Public Works operations.
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental policies and regulations.
  • Ability to understand and interpret design drawings, construction specifications, and contract documents.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to be available for emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports and records.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, and county agencies, City employees, and City officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to safely and properly drive and operate the Department’s assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to participate in the development of long term plans and programs related to the City and the Public Works Department.




The work is sedentary work. The employee is occasionally required to exert up to 25 pounds of force. Work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk. This position occasionally requires climbing, crouching, kneeling, and pulling.



Work is typically performed in an office environment, but requires considerable time spent outdoors understanding and assessing public infrastructure, maintenance activities, construction and solid waste management.


The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.  Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at or visit 4426 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127 to receive an application.


Please submit letter of interest or resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

City of Powder Springs

P.O. Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127

  Closing Date:    Open Until Filled

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