Villa Park, Illinois (pop. 22,038), a western suburb of Chicago with direct access to downtown Chicago, is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Public Works. Villa Park is a stable community comprised of richly diverse residents from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Villa Park residents are comfortable with a wide variety of housing options including single family and multi-family dwellings that are close to convenient shopping areas.
Reporting to and appointed by the Village Manager, the chosen candidate will also serve as the Village Engineer and oversee a staff of 26 full-time in six divisions (Engineering, Forestry, Permitting, Streets, Wastewater and Water). The successful candidate will have 7-10 years of senior level management experience in a major public works setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience and have the ability to lead, coach and train staff in a focused and effective manner. Candidates should be community oriented and able to maintain positive relationships with residents, schools and the business community. A Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or related field is required, as well as an Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license.
The anticipated starting salary is $130,000 +/- DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance and participation in a pension program. The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time. Candidates should apply immediately with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references online at: www.GovHRjobs.com. First review of candidates shall occur on April 1, 2019.
Questions are encouraged and can be addressed by Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Gorman, Human Resources Manager, Village of Villa Park at 630-834-8500 or email@example.com.