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Public Works Director

Lee County

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The Lee County Board of Commissioners is seeking an energetic and goal oriented Public Works Director. Lee County serves a population of 33,163 with 273 full time employees.   We are a unique county in Southwest Georgia where our citizens enjoy an outstanding quality of life.  We are committed to provide the best quality of governmental services, promote quality jobs as well as successful businesses. 


Lee County, Georgia is located in Southwest Georgia, 3 hours south of Atlanta. 


The Public Works Director is responsible to the County Manager for performing administrative, supervisory, and technical work in directing the activities of a full service Public Works department that includes road, streets and bridges, fleet management, facilities, and a landfill.  These Departments employ 39 full time employees.


This position is a minimum 40 hour work week. 7:30am-4:30pm



The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.


Knowledge in principles of effective management skills; supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned supervisory, technical, and clerical staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; assigns, reviews and inspects work of supervisors and crews; establishes and maintains various work schedules; enforces the County personnel policy.


Plans, directs, manages and monitors all activities and functions of the Public Works Department including public works, landfill, facilities, and shop activities; ensures departmental compliance with established rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and local, State and Federal regulations; provides recommendations and implements revised or new guidelines to facilitate safe and efficient operations within the department.


Coordinates, prepares, manages and monitors the departmental budgets for public works, landfill, animal control, and facilities  activities; provides input in developing annual budget; reviews and approves budgetary spending ensuring compliance with budgetary guidelines; prepares estimates and forecasts for upcoming projects; anticipates expenses.


Performs various project management tasks from development of scope to completion of work; reviews, reads and interprets engineering plans for projects and provides input and recommendations; prepares bid specifications and monitors bid process; interacts and directs activities of subordinates and outside contractors performing project work; prepares work and project plans including time frames for completion; interacts and coordinates other County departments involved in projects; monitors progress and ensures compliance with approved bid specifications; handles related problems and issues with projects.


Oversees all road construction/resurfacing projects to ensure all contract requirements have been implemented; writes RFPs and manages bid process; writes contracts under advisement of the County Attorney and ensures project is completed satisfactorily via the terms of the contract; communicates with contractors and monitors project progress.


Monitors the activities of the County shop; oversees maintenance and repair of County vehicles and equipment; monitors and participates in fuel system maintenance; assists in maintaining shop inventory for County vehicles and equipment.


Attends and participates in safety committee meetings and trainings; conducts regular safety courses and trainings with employees; in conjunction with Human Resources personnel, responds to accident situations by implementing safety rules and guidelines to prevent future injuries when possible.


Plans, coordinates and implements various special projects; plans and implements mosquito spray and roadside weed spray programs.




  • Must be able to perform all essential duties.
  • Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering or closely related field.
  • Six to nine years of experience in construction management, public works administration or related area; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with TPX endorsements.





Lee County offers an excellent benefits package, which includes health (choice of 3 plans including HSA), dental, vision and life insurance (including telemedicine).  11 paid holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, vacation (begin with 2-weeks annually) and sick time (2 weeks per year), a sick leave bank (up to 164 hours) and two personal days (16 hours annually).  Traditionally COLA, retention pay, & longevity salary increases awarded. See the Lee County website for more details –





The expected salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000 depending on qualifications.


If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume with current salary to:


Brandy Davis

Human Resource Director

Lee County Board of Commissioners

102 Starksville Avenue North

Leesburg, Georgia 31763


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