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Director, Public Works


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Public Works Director

The City of Dalton is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Public Works Director.  The ideal candidate will have a four year degree in Civil Engineering (or related discipline) and a minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibilities and supervisory experience in the field or a combination of professional experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the job. 

General responsibilities include but are not limited to:  supervising four Division Managers; preparing department’s annual operating budget; administering various capital programs including projects funded by SPLOST and bond proceeds; oversight of infrastructure & general construction capital improvement projects; oversight of fleet operations; oversight and planning of Department staffing needs; overseeing work assignments of seven (7) department divisions (Administration, Traffic, Street Maintenance, Stormwater, Sanitation, Landscaping & Fleet Maintenance); oversight of the City’s street network and municipal storm sewer system maintenance and regulatory programs; creating policies and standard operating procedures to ensure that all Public Works activities are in compliance with federal and state laws and standards; responding to questions/concerns from the general public; visiting worksites as necessary; working with Division Managers to schedule work crews; overseeing department operations during emergency situations, such as ice & snow, wind storms, flooding events, etc.; and responding to emergency situations after normal working hours as needed.

Applications may be accessed and completed by visiting the City of Dalton website at and clicking the “Employment” button near the bottom of the page.  Completed applications must be received by the job closing date of July 14, 2021 by no later than 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered.


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