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Public Works- Director

Dawson County

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Job Title: 
Director of Public Works
Department:  Dawson County Public Works
Location:  Dawsonville, GA  30534
Salary:  $74,076.00 Annually
Status: Full-Time/Salary/Exempt


Job Summary:
The purpose of this classification is to perform complex administrative and supervisory work responsible for directing the daily operations and long-range planning of the Public Works Department which is comprised of Administration, Engineering, Roads and Bridges, Solid Waste, and Stormwater/Environmental.  Work involves planning, prioritizing and overseeing the activities of the divisions with the department.  The position reports to the County Manager.  Directs efforts to coordinate activities of outside contractors engaged in bridge and road construction.

Job Requirements:
Five years related experience in maintenance of roads and bridges; management of landfill operations; and/or project management of capital/special projects. Requires three to five years of management experience with at least three years of supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Environmental Management or related field with public administration preferred. Knowledge of or experience with MS-4 Storm Water Monitoring and Reporting, a plus. Any equivalent of education and experience that provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above will be reviewed. Applicant must possess a valid Class C Driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), and must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.

To apply, please go to our website at and apply online.  Paper applications are also available online or may be picked up in the Human Resources Department.  Paper applications may be mailed or delivered to the Dawson County Human Resources Department, 25 Justice Way, Suite 2233, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM; or emailed to  All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Dawson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.

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