Pardeeville is a community of 2096 and utilities consist of water, sewer and electric. Candidate will plan, organize, direct and supervise the Department of Public Works/Utilities.  Functions includes streets, building maintenance, parks, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water distribution, dam facilities, wastewater treatment, waste collection & recycling, contracted services, vehicle maintenance, weed commissioner, forester and other public works projects and programs. This is a full time job with excellent benefits. Salary is based upon qualifications and experience. Experience in a similar role or municipal setting of 3-5 years required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university a plus. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Successful completion of a background check, physical, drug screening, alcohol screening and driver’s license are required prior to being employed. An application and resume must be submitted to the Village of Pardeeville by December 13, 2018. Applications and full job description available at or by email



Director of Public Works Job Description
Position Summary

The Director of Public Works/Utilities shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Village Board solely on the bases of merit, training, experience, administrative ability, efficiency and general qualifications for performing the duties of the position. The Director of Public works will report to and take direction from the Village President and Village Board. Plans, organizes, directs and supervises the Department of Public Works/Utilities. Functions includes streets, building maintenance, parks, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water distribution, dam facilities, wastewater treatment, waste collection & recycling, contracted services, vehicle maintenance, weed commissioner, forester and other public works projects and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as all-inclusive; other duties may be required and assigned.

A. General charge and supervision of all Streets as well as Water, Sewer, Wastewater and Electric utilities in the Village and the employees of those departments.

B. Responsible for the maintenance, repair and operations of public infrastructure including: maintenance of Village equipment and maintenance, repair of streets, and both surface/sub-surface infrastructure.

C. Maintenance of all Village buildings and properties.

D. Produce required regulatory reports and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, law codes and enforcement factors. (PSC/DNR, etc)

E. Responsible for the supervision of snow removal; street cleaning; pest control and other activities as designated by the Village Board.

F. Serves as the Village Weed Commissioner and Village Forester

G. Reviews, recommends and supervises all Village construction and maintenance projects. Solicits bids, analyzes bids, negotiates bids, and recommends awarding of bids or construction projects as required by Village Code and /or Wisconsin State Statutes.

H. Coordinates with the Village Engineers to prepare, or assists, with the preparation of plans, specifications, and bid documents for Capital Improvement projects or other projects as directed by the Village Board.

I. Develop and administer a 5-year Operational plan for Streets/Utilities, 5-year Capital improvement plan for the Public Works/Utility departments and 10-year vehicle replacement plan for approval by the Village Board.

J. Inspect repair or maintenance projects and certain capital improvement projects as directed by the Village Board.

K. Attend Village Board, Plan Commission, Public Utility Commission, Public Works, Parks & Property Meetings unless excused by the Village President. Attend other Boards, Commission and/or Committees at the request of the Village President or Village Board.

L. Represent the Village at meetings/conferences of organizations such as LWM, MEUW, WRWA, and WWOA.

Personnel Duties

A. Responsible for the administrative direction, coordination and training of all employees of the Public Works/Utilities according to the Village’s established organizational procedures.

B. Evaluates the performance of all Public Works/Utility employees.

C. Consults with the Village President or Village Board regarding the appointment, promotion and when necessary discipline, suspension or termination of employees.

D. Act as safety compliance officer for the Public Works department. Ensure that all Public Works/Utility operations are carried out using industry best practices.

Budgeting and Purchasing Duties for Public Works

A. Be responsible, under the direction of the Village Board for the timely accumulation of all information required.

B. Administer the Public Works, Utility budgets as adopted by the Village Board.

Minimum Qualifications

The Director of Public Works/Utilities shall have, at a minimum, a high school diploma with 3-5 years relevant work experience; and general use of computers/software. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, public or business administration, project management or a related field is preferred but not required; specialized training and ability to obtain required licenses if necessary. Applicant must possess a valid WI driver’s license with the ability to obtain a commercial license within 6 months of starting employment and pass a drug test/physical exam.

Physical Requirements of the Position

The Director of Public Works/Utilities must be able to lift 25-50 lbs, operate vehicles, machinery, power tools and hand tools. Person must be able to read and comprehend written and oral instructions, walk, stand, carry, lift, grasp and hold without assistance. Position requires the wearing of personal protective equipment and the ability to perform a variety of manual labor tasks in a variety of physical and weather related environments.

Additional Skills/ Experience Desired

1. Effectively communicate with co-workers, general public and the Village Board.

2. Dedication, motivation to work cooperatively with co-workers and a positive attitude.

3. Experience and knowledge of activities and specific tasks of all aspects of Public Works/Utilities operations, including but not limited to street operations, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water and electric.

4. General understanding and knowledge of engineering principles and drawings, GIS mapping.

5. Experience in the operation of loaders, dump trucks, power/hand tools, chainsaws.

6. Understanding of grants and grant application processes. Grant writing a plus.

The Village of Pardeeville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.