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Public Works Director - City of Cameron, MO

Title Public Works Director
Type Public Works/Utilities
Date Posted 2022-06-23
City / Organization City of Cameron, MO
Website Click here for more information or to apply
Email Contact KurtHodgen@GovernmentResource.com

Ideally located at the I-35 and U.S. 36 interchange, the City of Cameron sits at the crossroads of the nation in northwestern Missouri. Cameron is home to over 8,300 residents who enjoy safe neighborhoods, a thriving local economy, and convenient access to excellent amenities. The Clinton County portion of the City is part of the Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas Metro Area, and the DeKalb County portion is part of the St. Joseph, Missouri-Kansas Metro Area.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director plans, manages, coordinates, and supervises the maintenance of City streets, rights-of-way, stormwater infrastructure, a regional airport, work release, capital projects, GIS and mapping, recycling operations, solid waste, and cemeteries. The position is responsible for managing the community’s short- and long-term capital investment programs; developing contract and bid specifications for services, equipment, and projects; preparing and administering the department’s budget; negotiating contracts; and investigating and submitting grant applications.

The City of Cameron is seeking a confident and dedicated leader of high integrity who is passionate about public service. The organization’s leaders are looking for someone with a hands-on management style who is comfortable overcoming challenges, solving problems, and resolving conflicts. They should have sound judgment and strong project management skills, the ability to build consensus, and the tact and diplomacy to guide elected and appointed leaders and address sensitive issues. The ideal candidate thrives in a team environment and prioritizes mentoring and training staff members, adjusting responsibilities and department priorities to align employees’ work with City Council’s vision and the organization’s goals.

The City requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, public works, construction, or a related field and at least one year of related experience — or at least five years of Public Works experience in lieu of a degree. A master’s degree is preferred as are being licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri and having more than six years of experience.

The starting salary range for this position is $64,500 to 90,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online

For more information on this position, contact:

Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President



Job Post Expiration Date   2022-07-24

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