The professional selected for the Community Services (Public Works) Director position will be responsible for planning the future of West Chester’s infrastructure. The Community Services Department is responsible for maintaining 225 miles of Township roads, 300,000 square feet of Township facilities, and over 400 acres of recreation space. Our residents and businesses support high quality public improvements, and the CS Director is responsible for ensuring Township roads, parks, cemeteries, and other public facilities meet the community’s high standards.
The CS Director reports to the Township Administrator and oversees a department of 33 employees supported by a Roads and Maintenance Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. The department is unionized, with 24 employees represented by AFSCME.
The CS Director is responsible for developing short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the department based on analysis of the current state of Township infrastructure and expected future needs. Maintaining positive, cooperative working relationships with other entities such as the Butler County Engineer’s Office, utility providers, developers and neighboring entities is essential to the success of the department and the Township.
The CS Director must possess strong financial skills and is tasked with making fiscally sound recommendations to Administration regarding infrastructure projects. The CS Director prepares and monitors the department budget and providing management oversight for all functional areas within the Department, including these key essential duties and responsibilities:
The minimum qualifications for this position include 10 years’ of progressive responsibility with a township, county, or municipal public works agency or a private development or construction firm and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field of study. Advance education, management certifications or extensive experience in the field may be substituted for education and/or experience. Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration, five (5) or more years of director level experience, management in a union environment, and experience working for or with public agencies.
Applications will be accepted electronically through the West Chester Jobs Portal. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. Please visit the Jobs Page of the West Chester website for the CS Director job description and application information. The position is open until filled with first review of applications Friday, June 17, 2022.
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West Chester’s Community Services Director will have the exciting opportunity to serve Ohio’s largest township and “One of America’s Best Places to Live.” West Chester is committed to superb customer service with an emphasis on integrity, fiscal responsibility and open communications. It is a lean and fiscally sound government known for providing exceptional services to a vibrant community.
More than just a sleepy suburb, West Chester is a sophisticated community with a diverse and vibrant local economy and urban energy fueled by first-to-market dining and entertainment venues and great events.
The ideal candidate for West Chester’s next Community Services Director will be a dynamic, progressive, and experienced professional. He or she will be a strategic thinker and an effective communicator, at ease articulating difficult topics and interacting with all levels of the organization. The CS Director will have a community- and business-friendly attitude while always considering the impact of each decision on the organization’s operations and finances. He or she will be a visionary, able to analyze the current state, anticipate future needs, and propose creative approaches to department and infrastructure related challenges. The ideal candidate will be honest, accountable, and able to take personal responsibility for his or her actions. West Chester’s next CS Director will be fully versed in public works operations and inspire confidence in the Township’s partners.