Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in Engineering and Project Management? If so, this position could very well be for you:
Position: Assistant Director of Public WorksLocation: Libertyville, ILSalary: $96,831 - $110,932
Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Public Works supports the Director in managing all aspects of the Department's water and wastewater reclamation activities. Assists in the formulation of Public Works policies, coordinates and advises Division Managers, and serves as the Acting Director in the absence of the Director. Also serves as the Program Manager for long-term improvement initiatives and as the Department's lead or alternate representative for multiple committees and boards internal to Lake County and with external public bodies. Serves as the lead for the Department's efforts in emergency management, physical security, and safety. Evaluates the performance of the department and ensures the efficient and effective use of personnel, funds, materials, finances, and time.
Becoming the Assistant Director of Public Works would allow you to be involved with public works within local government, ranging from long-term improvement initiatives and coordination with senior leaders of commissions, boards, local municipalities and state agencies to leading the Department in emergency management. Your day will consist of multi-year rate studies, performance metrics, energy conservation and sustainability efforts, and assisting in the administration of various utility and county agreements, ordinances and resolutions. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.
In order to be successful in this role you should have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field, a master's degree is preferred, and possession of a certificate as a Registered Professional Engineer, in good standing, and ten years of experience. Individuals should have a working knowledge of public works and water and wastewater reclamation activities; possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.
Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!
To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Public Works. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.
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Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.