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Public Works Director

Stone Mountain

Listing Summary

The City of Stone Mountain is a suburb of Atlanta, GA and has a 2020 population of approximately 6,500 residents.  The City encompasses 1.7 square miles and is mostly residential with an authentic and active downtown.  The City abuts Stone Mountain Park but the park is not in the city limits.  The City is governed by a Mayor and Council elected city-wide and is established as a Council-Manager form of government.  

The City is looking for a Public Works Director with the skills to both lead and manage the small department efficiently. 

The Public Works Director works under the general direction of the City Manager and will be responsible for the administrative and functional supervision, direct and indirect, of 7 employees. The Director must plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate all functions and services of the Public Works Department.  This includes roads and drainage, parks maintenance, building maintenance, sidewalks and signals as well as maintaining the rights of way and public properties in the city. This position also includes duties to manage the SPLOST program, manage capital projects and advise the City Manager on all aspects of the city's infrastructure.  The Director also manages various consultants working for the city on design, engineering and construction projects The Chief will administer the Public Works, Parks, SPLOST and Stormwater budgets: develops, requests, and administers an annual department operating budget of approximately $2.3 million.

Needs and Expectations

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with a full range of community stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to shape the service delivery model and operations of the department in an efficient, effective manner with attention to outstanding customer service.
  • Effective leadership style that actively welcomes diversity that is reflective of the community in terms of culture, education, race, sexual orientation, gender, language, and age
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the perceptions of their employees and the overall community pertaining to infrastructure maintenance and improvements.
  • Conduct or oversee staff training
  • Confer regularly with supervisors and staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate activities, policies, and systems
  • Assign and review work; assist with difficult or unusual tasks, resolve problems, plan work schedules; and oversee department payroll
  • Developing policy, procedures, and practices that align with modern, professional standards



  • Associate's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern public works practices.
  • 5 years of supervisory experience in a public works department.


  • Leadership experience running a public works department of similar size and complexity.
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Effective communicator with a strong ability to manage operations and derive value from consultants working for the city.
  • Demonstrated customer service attitude.

To apply, please send a resume and a two-sentence statement of interest to Darnetta Tyus, City Manager at  First review of resumes will be October 18, 2022.  Position is open until filled.

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