City of Scandia, MN

City of Scandia Employment Opportunity

Public Works Director

The City of Scandia, population 4,112, is seeking to fill the full-time position of Public Works Director.  Located within forty minutes from downtown St. Paul, Scandia is a rural community in Washington County and the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.  The Public Works Director position is a “working Director” and will perform operational duties as needed.

The Public Works Director is a Department Head under the direct supervision of the City Administrator and reports to Parks and Recreation Committee and City Council.  This position plans, organizes, directs, and supervises field operations and contracted services for effectiveness and efficiency. These duties include determining overall department goals/objectives and resource needs, and administration of permits. Department operations include operation and maintenance of 3 small wastewater utilities and a small community water system; buildings, fleet and equipment maintenance; forestry; and parks, trails, and street maintenance.

The candidate must have a minimum of five years of Public Works field experience with supervisory experience.  Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent and valid Minnesota’s driver’s and CDL license.  An Associate’s Degree in a related field preferred. Must possess or obtain and maintain Minnesota Water and Wastewater Operator certifications upon employment.  Ideal candidates should possess strong leadership and problem-solving skills, experience in budgeting and personnel management in a union shop, and strategic management. Must have excellent communication, teamwork, and customer relations skills. Proficiency in basic computer software and knowledge of GIS and SCADA systems is also desired.

The salary range for this position will be between $70,000 - $90,000 per year dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include Minnesota PERA pension retirement, health insurance, dental, life insurance, PTO and paid holiday.  A criminal background check and other pre-employment testing will be required.

Applicants may apply for this position by submitting an application, cover letter, resume, and five professional references to the attention of Ken Cammilleri, City Administrator, via email at no later than 4:00pm on Friday, May 7, 2021.  EOE

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