VILLAGE SEEKING DPW SUPERINTENDENT

Seeking qualified, energetic DPW Superintendent – salary DOQ, plus benefits including excellent health care, dental and vision, paid holidays, vacation, MERS retirement. This department head is responsible for 10 non-union employees and the following services: water, wastewater, waste collection, streets and parks. Reports directly to the Village Manager.  Demonstrated record of high-quality customer service is critical. The successful candidate will have demonstrated budgeting and organizational skills, strong verbal and written communications skills, and the interpersonal skills to work effectively with individuals and organizations throughout the community. This is a rewarding position for the candidate who enjoys the variety of multiple operations and providing a visible impact on a beautiful community. Read job description and community/position profile. Qualified candidates apply by 5 pm, February 25, 2022 by emailing cover letter and resume to kszczypka@elkrapids.org. Early applications appreciated.

  • General duties include:
    • Ensure the proper maintenance of public access, parks and other public lands and facilities within the Village.
    • Manage all major and local street construction and maintenance projects.
    • Manage all aspects of the water treatment and distribution system.
    • Manage all aspects of the sanitary sewer collection system.
    • Ensure the proper operation of the motor vehicle pool and maintenance garage.
    • Manage all aspects of the Village solid waste collection and compactor facility.
    • Serve as Street Administrator according to Act 51, as amended.
    • Supervise all full-time and part-time Employees of the Department of Public Works.
  • Minimum qualifications include:
    • Knowledge of mechanical systems and their maintenance.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, fellow employees, and the public.
    • Skill in making effective oral and written presentations.
    • Skill to operate office equipment (computer, fax, multi-line phone).
    • Possess basic accounting skills.
    • Ability to operate small hand tools, power hand tools and heavy construction/maintenance equipment.
    • Skill to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Desired qualifications include:
    • State of Michigan Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification level “B” or higher.
    • State of Michigan Municipal Water Operator Distribution and Treatment licenses at the “S-3” and “D-3” levels, respectively.
    • State of Michigan Commercial Driver’s License.
    • Previous experience complying with Act 51 Transportation Funding requirements.
    • Previous experience managing a work environment to ensure compliance with OSHA and MIOSHA standards.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel).
    • Prior experience working in a Public Works capacity, preferably in a management role.
    • A proven record of excellent customer service and communication skills.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Village Clerk Kaitlyn Szczypka at kszczypka@elkrapids.org no later than Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5 p.m.