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Executive Director of Public Works
About Our Job
Denver is seeking a dynamic leader with significant experience and a proven track record, someone capable of successfully balancing multiple and complex initiatives. This is a big job. It requires a strong leader who can advance some of the Mayor's most important initiatives, such as improving overall transportation and mobility efforts citywide, delivering major capital improvement projects such as the Platte to Park Hill Storm Water Improvement Program, and continuing to implement a multi-year program to significantly reduce the amount of waste being dumped in our landfill. The successful candidate will have the experience and skills to meet Denver's ever-growing challenges, becoming an even more established leader in the process.
Key responsibilities include:
Provide executive direction, leadership and management of the Public Works department.
Serve as the principal advisor to Mayor Michael B. Hancock on issues and recommendations related to delivery of programs and services in the department.
Coordinate and manage the preparation of the annual budget.
Represent the City and County of Denver in venues and discussions, including regional, state and federal agencies and the media, on a variety of issues.
Manage a diverse workforce with a focus on a culture of excellence within the department and improving employee engagement.
Denver's next Executive Director of Public Works will hit the ground running, setting an aggressive tone, inspiring the department to meet its strategic plan goals, and further establishing Denver as a premier city in which to live, work and play. As an integral member of Mayor Michael B. Hancock's Cabinet, Denver's next leader will take full advantage of available assets to strengthen our economy, improve the quality of life for our residents, successfully implement existing plans, and craft new strategies for delivering a world-class city where everyone matters.
Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience, including at least eight years of management experience. We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following minimum qualifications:
Candidates should have at least one of the following qualifications:
Degree in engineering or a similar technical degree
Degree in business or public administration
Experience leading a sizeable public sector organization
Significant expertise in mobility and transportation management
Our ideal candidate also has:
Public Works experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong business, financial, and strategic planning skills
Ability to implement strategy and operate within a performance framework
Posted on: Friday, March 10, 2017
This listing expires on: Friday, March 31, 2017