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Public Works Director

Camden County

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Camden County, Georgia

Public Works Director

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $90,000 - $100,000         

Apply online through Mercer Group Associates at the link below:                                                        

Public Works Director – Mercer Group Associates                                                                                    

Camden-County-Public-Works-Director-Brochure-Final.pdf (                                                                            



This position directs the operations of the Public Works and Fleet Services Departments.




  • Plans, directs, manages, and supervises all department activities and personnel.


  • Develops the annual department budget; monitors expenditures under the current budget.


  • Develops and implements department policies and operating procedures; monitors department activities to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws.


  • Directs the recruitment, training, assignment, supervision, evaluation, and discipline of personnel.


  • Performs project management duties, including managing contracted annual right-of-way mowing and mosquito control contracts as well as paving, tree trimming, sidewalk installation, and other projects; manages the project through the RFP process until completion.


  • Develops short- and long-range plans for the department, including both major and minor infrastructure construction, repair, and maintenance projects.


  • Reviews and approves all purchases and payroll reports.


  • Investigates and locates right-of-way records, including plats, plans, deeds, and easements.


  • Prepares a variety of regular and special reports, including operations and cost reports.


  • Coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies.




  • Performs other work as required or when directed by administration.


  • In the event of an emergency, all Camden County employees are considered essential and may be required to perform alternate duties.


The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties or responsibilities 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 of public works management principles.


  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.


  • Knowledge of county procurement processes.


  • Knowledge of project management principles.


  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, county ordinances, and department policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.


  • Skill in management and supervision.


  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The County Administrator assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.




Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, state Department of Transportation regulations, Federal Highway Administration guidelines, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, county ordinances, and county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.




  • The work consists of varied management, supervisory, technical and administrative duties. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the work.


  • The purpose of this position is to direct the county's public works and fleet services operations. Successful performance helps ensure the effective and efficient operation of the department and affects the quality of life for county residents and visitors.




  • Contacts are typically with elected and appointed officials, department personnel, other county employees, contractors, vendors, engineers, contractors, representatives of state and federal agencies, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.




  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.


  • The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.




This position has direct supervision over Road Maintenance Supervisor, Fleet Services Manager, and Administrative Assistant.




  • 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 a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

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