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Public Works Director (FT)


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Position: Public Works Director                                                Department:  Public Works                 

Annual Starting Salary: $69,465- $83,358(DOQ)                      FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Date: October 19, 2021                                                Closing Date: November 1, 2021

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the county's public work operations.

Major Duties:

  • Supervises, schedules, and evaluates the work of personnel engaged in performing a wide variety of public works construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Selects, trains, promotes, disciplines, counsels, and terminates department personnel; approves leave requests.
  • Inspects department work in progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Prepares departmental annual and capital budget recommendations; monitors expenditures of the current budget.
  • Manages public works construction projects.
  • Manages state and federal grants/contracts.
  • Develops and administer long- and short-term goals, objectives, and project plans.
  • Develops specifications for construction projects; assembles bid documents; solicits bids for outside contractors; submits bid results for approval/award.
  • Coordinates activities with other departments and with relevant state and federal agencies for work related to multiple departments.
  • Responds to public complaints and concerns.
  • Inspects roads and bridges to identify needs and prioritize maintenance and repair.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for projects.
  • Develops and administers department policies and procedures.
  • Prepares a variety of regular and special reports.
  • Ensures department operations meet safety and county policy requirements and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Directs the selection and acquisition of materials, equipment, and hardware used in the department.
  • Oversees the department's inventory control activities.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application along with a cover letter and resume. Applications can be found online at  A detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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