Public Works Director

Public Works Director
City of Boiling Spring Lakes

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina, located 20 miles south of Wilmington and adjoining Southport and Oak Island in coastal Brunswick County is seeking a Public Works Director to oversee a growing community and has a demonstrated history of innovative and strategic leadership. The Public Works Director must possess excellent communication and critical thinking skills and a proven record of accomplishment in current public works construction.

About the Department and Position:
The Public Works Director reports to the City Manager and is responsible for planning, directing, implementing and evaluating all activities of the Public Works Department. Duties also involve preparing the annual budget, establishing departmental policies and procedures, overseeing recruitment, selection, development and training of personnel and ensuring that departmental programs operative efficiently. The Public Works Director is responsible for leading the department in a community of approximately 6,900 residents, who expect high levels of service and community engagement. The Department has a $1.1 million budget, 7 full time and 3 part time personnel.  It is anticipated that the number of employees will increase with the implementation of a city wide storm water management plan.

Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with coursework in public administration, business administration, construction management, civil engineering, or related field and extensive experience in construction administration, maintenance, planning, and design including considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. Project management experience or training preferred.

Salary Range and Application Process:
Hiring range is $62,727 to $100,278. Starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications. To confidentially apply for this position, e-mail a letter of interest, City employment application ( and resume to Executive Assistant to City Manager Susan Hartman at   Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Application deadline is March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm. EEO Employer