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. Candidates must also possess an Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license, or have the ability to obtain it within one year of employment.
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 to www.govhrjobs.com with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. First review of candidates shall occur on February 3, 2020.
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.
The Village of Villa Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Salary Information: 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.