Director of Public Works


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Posted on 05/08/2017 by the City of Barre  |  Expires 06/09/2017

Help Wanted


The City of Barre (pop. 9,052) is accepting applications for the position of Director of Public Works. This position reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department, city infrastructure planning, maintenance functions and leadership, and management and oversight of five operational groups and approximately 28 staff.

Other responsibilities include:

  • overseeing the department’s safety programs;
  • updating, improving, and maintaining the City’s mapping of streets, sidewalks, and storm water system;
  • providing technical support to City departments, staff and contractors relative to infrastructure activities;
  • participating in the planning and development of City infrastructure to meet current and future city needs and services; and
  • having overall responsibility for the following budgets: $1.1 M DPW (General Fund), $2.3 M Water and $2 M Sewer Enterprise Funds, as well as periodic grant-funded projects.

This position requires close cooperation and coordination with other department directors. The Superintendent of Water/Wastewater reports to the Director of Public Works.


  • attendance at some evening meetings;
  • ten years’ experience with (municipal) streets and infrastructure maintenance, design and progressive management responsibilities preferred;
  • Civil or Environmental PE desirable but not required.

The City of Barre offers a competitive salary ($65,000 to $85,000 range) commensurate with qualifications and experience plus a competitive benefits package. A detailed job description and City of Barre Employment Application are available on the Barre City website, To apply, email letter of interest, resume, completed Barre City Employment Application and at least three work-related references to or mail to:

City of Barre
DPW Search
Attn: Rikk Taft
6 North Main Street, Suite 2
Barre, VT 05641

Applications accepted until Friday, May 26, 2017, or until the position is filled. E.O.E.