Public Works Director

  • Type:Full Time
  • Posted Date:04/23/2019 12:03 PM

Public Works Director

Historic Bryan County is located along Georgia’s beautiful coastal region and is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia. The location of Bryan County is unique in that it is the only county in Georgia to be separated by a military installation. Fort Stewart Military Reservation bisects the county to create northern and southern sections. The county is known for a wonderful climate, which has helped to attract many industries that have contributed to Bryan’s thriving and vibrant economy with a median household income above the Georgia average. Bryan County’s historical back-ground, family-friendly atmosphere, growing economy, immediate proximity to Savannah, and excellent educational system help to make it the perfect place to settle for those seeking opportunity and cultural fulfillment.

Bryan County is a service-oriented organization of 315 employees with an annual budget of $49 million dollars. The county serves a county population of over 38,000 citizens and is committed to engaging citizens and ensuring a high quality of life. The Public Works Department is comprised of Transportation & Roads, Building Maintenance, Vehicle Maintenance, Stormwater Maintenance and seasonal Mosquito Control divisions. The divisions are comprised of 45 full-time employees, 64 buildings, 2 fueling sites and a fleet of over 300 vehicles ranging from small gas engines to heavy equipment.

The County is seeking a professional Public Works Director who is a dedicated team player and who can quickly gain the confidence of the department. The successful candidate will be expected to articulate a vision of excellence for the Public Works Department, establish creditability and consistency in delivery of services, motivate others to embrace change, as well as provide creative problem solving in response to unique transportation, roads and stormwater challenges in Bryan County.

Other important qualifications include:

- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Project Management or related field required; Master’s degree preferred; and

- Five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in public works, road maintenance, project management or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

- A Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license desired, but not required.

- Must possess a valid driver’s license or be able to obtain.

Starting salary for this position DOQ of the selected candidate is expected to be in the range of $85,000 - $100,000 with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits, and negotiable relocation expenses. Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history by 5:00 p.m. on May 29, 2019 to: Lisa Ward, Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc., at Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted the week of July 16, 2019.

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