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3/6/2012 - Director of Public Works
Job Opportunity

County of Cumberland
790 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, N.J. 08302
March 6, 2012

Director of Public Works

Salary Range: $63,670 - $79,599

Reports to County Administrator; performs supervisory and administrative assignments to maintain oversight of the roads and bridges department; performs duties with substantial degree of independence within emergency and prioritized timeframes; utilizes accepted standards of safety and follows County objectives and policies; assists residents with inquiries and complaints; attends meetings with County officials, local municipalities, state representatives and others as necessary; compiles project cost reports; directs and oversees the department's safety program; ensures that training, communications, and policies are presented and adhered to by all department employees;  maintains on-call status 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; oversees inspection of conditions pertaining to roads, bridges, etc.; plans, schedules and supervises department projects and maintenance; prepares department budget and controls expenditures; purchases department equipment, etc.; supervises subordinate personnel, makes recommendations on evaluation, hire and termination of department employees; prioritizes work assignments for subordinates with awareness of budgetary constraints; performs duties in adverse noise, weather and traffic conditions including exposure to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; related duties as required.

Ten years of experience with highway, bridge and construction maintenance. High school diploma or GED. Possession of valid N.J. driver’s license. Technical degree in construction management or related field and/or equivalent training. Supervisory experience. Computer literacy. Working knowledge of hazardous materials. Strong communication skills. Must be physically able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Familiarity with departmental equipment.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screening and criminal background checks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to the Director of Personnel at, or fax to 856-453-0361. Application deadline is March 20, 2012.

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer