Public Works Assistant Director

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City of Bowie
Bowie, MD, United States

Phone: 2405445613
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Public Works Assistant Director


Bowie, MD 


122,000 - 137,000

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The City of Bowie is seeking a proven and experienced professional to serve as its Assistant Director of Public Works.  The successful candidate will have a background in public works operations, project and/or construction management, and engineering.  This individual will be a skilled problem solver with the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization, as well as City residents.  This person will have substantial experience and demonstrable ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff, and guide them in providing consistently excellent performance.
The Assistant Director of Public Works will have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Management, or a closely related field.  A professional engineer’s license (PE) and/or Project Management Professional certification (PMP) are highly desirable.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have three to five years’ experience in Public Works, Civil Engineering or Project Management related work.  Must have extensive supervisory experience.

The successful applicant will also possess the following attributes:

  • Knowledge of civil engineering and construction principles, practices, and methods;

  • Demonstrated skill in resolving public works issues with contractors and citizens

  • Ability to provide strong and effective leadership to departmental staff and operation

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Directly supervising the engineering division, the Public Works inspectors, and the vehicle maintenance divisions within the Public Works Department..

  • Implementing the design review, permitting, and inspection process for private development projects.

  • Managing and supervising both staff and contract personnel others in various design and construction projects.

  • Developing and overseeing the development of construction documents, scopes of work, scopes of service, and other required documents for contracting construction, maintenance and repair, and professional architectural and engineering services.

  • Implement inspection and maintenance procedures to ensure the City’s compliance with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (Phase II) permit.

  • Assist the Director in the management and administration of the Public Works Department.

  • Serve in key incident managerial positions during City emergency events.

With an operating budget of approximately $32 million and consisting of seven operating divisions with over 140 FTEs, the Public Works Department provides services including street maintenance; water and wastewater treatment; maintenance of the City’s water and sewer distribution system; stormwater management, refuse and recycling collection; fleet maintenance, and a myriad of capital improvement projects consisting of improvements to facilities including buildings and parks.
Founded in 1870, and incorporated as a town in 1916, Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George’s County, and the fifth largest city in the State of Maryland, with an estimated population of 57,644. The town was first called Huntington City, though its train station was named in honor of local resident, Governor Oden Bowie, president of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. The town was subsequently re-chartered as Bowie.
Today the City of Bowie Government consists of a staff of over 400 hardworking employees in a variety of skilled, non-skilled, administrative, public safety, and professional disciplines. The City boasts of a pleasant working environment and goal-oriented culture. This is reflected in the City's consistently high employee retention rate, and consistency in achieving organizational objectives.
The City offers competitive salaries and a robust menu of employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance, as well as a 401(K) with employer match, and a 457 savings plan. To optimize employee work/life balance, many positions include telework and flexible scheduling options.
 Salary:  $122,000 – $137,000 Depending on Qualifications

* COVID-19 vaccination required in order to qualify for this position

How to Apply:  please visit the city’s website at: and click on the employment link.
Application deadline:    Open until filled
All applicants MUST submit a completed City of Bowie employment application in order to be considered for this opportunity.

The City of Bowie is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 The City of Bowie is a drug and alcohol-testing employer