Public Works Director


Organization : City of Crest Hill
Job Category : Director Public Works
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Crest Hill
Salary and Benefits : $110K DOQ

Crest Hill, Illinois

Public Works Director

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the next Public Works Director for the City of Crest Hill, Illinois.

About the City

The City of Crest Hill (Pop. 20,837) is a strategically located community of neighborhoods and commercial districts that was incorporated in 1960 to preserve its small town character. The City is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago and is bordered by Romeoville to the north and Joliet to the south. The City is home to many activities attractive to residents of all ages. Residents and visitors alike flock to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm which hosts an annual Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and numerous other seasonal activities. Year-round recreational opportunities are provided by the Lockport Park District. Residents can enjoy an 18-hole golf course, recreational programming, a community center, pool and numerous playgrounds spread throughout the community.     

A professional City Administrator oversees a staff of 64 full-time employees in the departments of Administration, Community Development, Police and Public Works.    Fire and emergency medical services are provided by one of two outside Fire Protection Districts. The City looks forward to breaking ground on a new Public Works facility later this summer.

About the Position    

Reporting to the City Administrator, the Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the programs and operations of the Public Works Department, including the management and maintenance of two wastewater treatment plants, well houses, storm water and sanitary sewers, street, sign and infrastructure construction and maintenance, snow and ice removal, forestry, and vehicle maintenance.  The Director provides direction to engineers, contractors, consultants, and developers, and leadership and supervision to a staff of 21 full-time personnel in a unionized environment.  

Position Requirements

The City seeks an experienced and skilled professional. The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong organizational leadership and excellent personnel and project management skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Public Administration or related field.
  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in municipal public works or closely related field.
  • Experience with wastewater treatment, water distribution systems, and sewer collections systems strongly preferred. 

Compensation and Benefits    

The anticipated starting salary is $110K DOQ.  A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), and life insurance. The City also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.  The City does not have a residency requirement. 

Selection Process   

Candidates should apply to with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates will occur on May 18, 2018.  The City of Crest Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For Questions Contact:  Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or

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