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PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
Harris County, Georgia, with a population of 36,000, 465 square miles, and located in west central Georgia along the Alabama border 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus is accepting applications for Public Works Director. This full-time position, under the direction of the County Manager, supervises a department of 21 full-time employees with an annual operating budget of $3.2M.
The county’s Public Works Department maintains and repairs over 486 miles of paved roads, 86 miles of unpaved roads, 32 bridge structures, and storm drainage pipes, mows county rights-of-way, maintains ditches, trims trees, installs traffic signs, removes storm debris, and conducts special projects in coordination with other county departments. The department also supervises contracted road and bridge work, prepares annual departmental budgets, issues driveway, utility encroachment, and timber permits, sells driveway pipe for installation within the county by private contractors, performs preliminary plan reviews regarding new roads for county acceptance, performs traffic studies, prepares bid documents relating to road projects, responds to citizen complaints, and works closely with the Georgia Department of Transportation. This department also supervises the county’s Animal Control Department. Harris County enjoys a 10-year Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) to fund major transportation projects. This department works on a 4/10 schedule (Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree related to the Public Works career field, extensive experience in road and bridge repair and maintenance in a supervisory capacity, knowledge of modern road and bridge construction and repair practices, budget preparation and control, employee supervision and development, computer skills, and customer service skills, or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work, possession of a valid Georgia driver’s license and CDL, and the ability to operate various pieces of heavy equipment. Starting salary is $72,500 plus generous benefits including a defined benefit retirement plan with only a five-year vesting schedule.
To apply, visit the Harris County website at: https://harriscountyga.casellehire.com/jobs/ Position open until filled. First review of applications and resumes will begin Monday, Jan, 2 2023. Hiring will be dependent on successful drug screen, background and social media checks, employment history check, and driving history check. Harris County, Georgia is an EOE.