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Job Number: 18109133155
Position Title: Public Works Director
Location: Idalou, Texas

The City of Idalou is looking for a qualified individual to manage the operations, services, projects, and work activities of the Public Works Departments and General Services Department; negotiates right-of-way property and performs related work as required and performs such other duties as may be required to assist other city departments.

Idalou is located 14 miles Northeast of Lubbock, Texas and has a population of 2,250.

The City of Idalou offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 
Required Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and practices used in maintaining water distribution system and sewer system.
  • Methods, practices, and regulations related to building inspection and zoning and code enforcement.
  • Local, federal, and state real estate laws and ordinances.
  • Principles, practices, and methods concerning right-of-way.
  • Local terminology used to describe property easements.
  • Operations and practices of vehicle maintenance.
  • Municipal law related to zoning.
  • Budget-making procedures and principles.
  • Specification writing and bidding process and regulations.
  • Planning and research methods related to land-use and City growth needs.

Skills and Ability to:

  • Communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Make formal oral and written presentations.
  • Making mathematical calculations.
  • Public relations.
  • Make independent judgments.
  • Read engineer plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Effectively communicate and work with the public and special interest groups.
  • Effectively negotiate with expenditures and property owners.
  • Determine appropriate expenditures for budgeted funds to meet objectives and goals.
  • Plan, organize, and monitor subordinate employee work assignments to accomplish unit objectives.
  • Evaluate and project time, cost, and material requirements for construction projects.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Supervise the work activities of subordinate personnel.
  • Effectively discipline subordinates when warranted.

Required Education:

Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in a municipal public works department including two years of supervisory experience over a public works function; additional experience in building inspection, code enforcement, right-of-way acquisition, and/or municipal planning and zoning is preferred. 

Texas Class C Driver’s License.

Minimum Class C Wastewater Collection License and Class C Ground

Salary: 45,000-55,000
Position Available: 10/15/2018
Date Posted: 10/15/2018
Contact Information: City of Idalou
Suzette Williams
Fax resume and salary requirements to: 806-892-3298 Email resume and salary requirements to:
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