The City of Fitchburg, MA is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated, talented, qualified and professional candidates for the position of Commissioner of Public Works. Incumbent serves as the City Engineer and Department Head and is responsible for the administration, supervision and direction of all activities of the Department of Public Works. Reporting directly to the Mayor of the City of Fitchburg, the Commissioner performs complex and highly responsible tasks, requiring a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in the planning, administration and execution of the department’s programs and services. Responsibilities also include the performance and overall operation and management of the following departmental divisions: Cemeteries, Engineering, Parks, Recreation, Streets, Water and (Enterprise Fund) and Wastewater (Enterprise Fund).
Successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field, with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in engineering, public works administration or construction management, with significant experience working for a municipality or working with municipal clients highly preferred. Must possess registration in Massachusetts as professional engineer. Salary range is $107,630 - $144,352 annually and is commensurate with experience and qualifications/FLSA Exempt, Non-Union. Position appointment is subject to City Council Approval. EOE/AA
The City of Fitchburg has approximately 42,000 residents and is located in Central Massachusetts. The City of Fitchburg, as a municipal employer, has 24 departments and employs approximately 1,250 people.
The Department of Public Works provides engineering, maintenance and construction of public works infrastructure to the City. The DPW has 95 employees in Engineering, Streets, Cemeteries, Parks, Water and Wastewater Divisions.