Public Services Director, City of Claremont (first review 12/9/19)

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Closing: open until filled; first review of applications December 9, 2019
Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,000 – $63,000 annually DOQ

The City of Claremont (pop. 1,461) is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Public Services Director. Management seeks an experienced team builder, with a desire to focus on employee development and motivation, to replace a beloved Director who is retiring. This position performs professional and administrative work in directing and overseeing the City’s Public Services Department, supervising a staff of 7 employees responsible for 10 miles of City Streets and 24 miles of distribution and collection lines, to include 6 sewer lift stations. The City recently entered into an agreement to close both wastewater treatment facilities by 2022, purchasing water and wastewater treatment services from the City of Hickory. The position will be responsible for day to day guidance of the department and administrative tasks, such as strategic and capital planning and performance management, consistently monitoring each for improvement. Work is performed in accordance with established local, state and federal guidelines and regulations and reports to the City Manager.

This position will be filled after the first of the year and will have an opportunity to work with the current Director for approximately six months before changeover will occur.

Qualifications
Minimum of an A.A.S. and 3-5 years of field experience in construction type trades with a thorough knowledge of general construction principals, to include: the construction, installation and maintenance of asphalt streets, curb and gutter, sidewalks, water distribution systems, and sewer collections systems including sewer lift stations, or an equivalent combination of training education, and experience. Preference given to those holding at minimum a Grade B Distribution and Grade 3 Collections certification or having the ability to obtain both within the first year of employment. ORC experience a plus.

Must have a valid N.C. Class B driver’s license.