Director of Public Works


Organization : Village of Barrington
Job Category : Director Public Works
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : IL
City : Barrington
Salary and Benefits : Salary range $94,100-$146,400; starting salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefit package.


Village of Barrington, Illinois


The Village of Barrington seeks experienced, innovative professional to oversee the community’s Public Works Department.  Barrington is located approximately 38 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop and encompasses a total land area of approximately 5.1 square miles operating under the President-Trustee form of government.  Barrington has a population of 10,327.

The vision of the Village of Barrington is to preserve and promote its unique small town heritage, preserve its distinct ecological and historical character, provide a moral and safe environment, maintain a high quality of life through the efficient use of community resources, and respond to future challenges through citizen participation in all civic, social, and cultural endeavors.


With a 2018 budget of $7,082,000 the Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining safe and reliable infrastructure in Barrington and providing quality services to Village residents and businesses.  The Public Works Department is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to the residents of the Village.  These services typically involve maintenance of public property and infrastructure such as streets, public right-of-ways, sidewalks, street lighting, parking lots, trees and plants, water and sewer systems, and Village owned property and equipment.  The Department is also responsible for recycling and refuse operations, including the Compost Program and the new Residential Food Scrap Program. One of the most critical services provided by the Department is snow and ice control operations for all Village streets during the winter months. Interoperation with other departments, including Police, Fire, Development Services (especially the Engineering Division), Economic Development, Human Resources/Risk Management, Finance, and the Village Manger’s Office is essential in carrying out the duties of this position.

Public Works provides public services through the following operation divisions: 

  • Administration
  • Street Maintenance
  • Forestry
  • Property Maintenance
  • Central Garage
  • Water & Sewer Administration
  • Utility Maintenance
  • Water Production
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Recycling & Refuse
  • Parking Maintenance


The ideal candidate for Public Works Director will possess an extensive background in all areas of public works including wastewater treatment and water production.  The candidate will also have excellent customer relation skills with the ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects in addition to effectively function in a team environment.  

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or closely related field. A Masters in Public Administration is preferred.
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible work in civil engineering, municipal construction, or public work administration
  • Class B CDL Illinois Driver’s License preferred
  • State of Illinois P.E. registration preferred


Salary range $94,100-$146,400; starting salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefit package.  

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:  Human Resources, Village of Barrington, 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL  60010.  Fax: 847.381.7506  Position open until filled.  EOE M/F/V/D


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