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Job Posting: Public Works Director
The City of Gardiner is seeking an experienced and energetic professional to fill the position of Public Works Director. This is a highly responsible administrative and advanced technical position administering all major policies and activities of the Public Works Department, including winter road treatment and plowing, storm sewers, fleet maintenance, road maintenance, and municipal buildings and grounds maintenance. Work involves organizing, coordinating and administering the planning of long-term public works programs, as well as the short-term and day-to-day activities of the department. Exercises direct supervision over subordinate personnel and prepares annual operating and capital budgets. This is a department head position and reports to the City Manager.
Desired minimum qualifications include:
A) Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's/Bachelor’s Degree, and
B) Five (5) years of experience in a federal, state, or municipal public works setting, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, and
C) Commercial Driver’s License (Class B), and
D) Possess or obtain within three (3) years certification as “Maine Roads Scholar”.

Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, departmental standard operating procedures, and regulations, including ME Dept. of Labor standards. Candidates should also have thorough knowledge of and experience with preparing and monitoring departmental budgets. Candidates should be able to operate heavy equipment and assist crew as necessary. Must be able to be on-call holidays, nights, and weekend and be able to respond to emergencies as needed, especially during winter storm season. Complete job description available at

Salary range $52,000 - $58,000 DOQ plus generous benefits package, including health insurance and City vehicle.~ Please submit a resume and cover letter (in confidence) by November 19th, 2012 at noon via email to or via mail to:
Gardiner Public Works Director Search
Attn: Scott Morelli, City Manager
6 Church Street
Gardiner, ME 04345

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