Director of Public Works and Utilities

Post Date
April 17, 2019

Expiration Date
May 31, 2019

Ayden, Pitt County

Town of Ayden, NC

Job Summary

Town of Ayden (pop. 5,143), in Pitt County six miles from Greenville and East Carolina University, seeks a qualified Director of Public Works and Utilities. The Director plans, organizes and directs the work of employees engaged in a range of municipal operations and services including engineering services; water, wastewater and stormwater system construction, maintenance, operations and services; street maintenance and repair; building maintenance and repair; electric power distribution; sanitation services; and the fleet management garage.

Send letter of interest and resume to: Ellis Hankins, Sr. VP, The Mercer Group, Inc., by email at, by May 31, 2019 or soon after. Request recruitment brochure for more information. Salary range $71,382-$105,645, hiring salary $71,382-$78,663 DOQ. Attractive benefits. EOE, Town values diversity.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public works and utilities administration, planning and construction; Town policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and equipment and materials used in construction, maintenance and operations local infrastructure. Considerable knowledge of civil engineering design principles and ability to apply them to designated projects, governmental budgeting, personnel and purchasing practices. General knowledge of principles and practices, and laws and regulations, relating to supervised functions. Responsible for $15.5 million budget.

This position is a safety sensitive role and employee is subject to working in inside and outside environments, in adverse weather and emergency situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated based on review of reports, conferences and quality of services delivered to the citizens.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (engineering or related field preferred);
Considerable public works or utilities management experience;
Or equivalent combination of education and experience; and
Must pass drug screen and background check.

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