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The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Commissioner of Public Works under the direction of the Mayor.  The Commissioner is responsible for the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations within the Department of Public Works.


The Commissioner will manage, administer, and coordinate all operations within the Department of Public Works, and oversee its fiscal and financial affairs.  The job requires the ability to perform complex administrative and professional work in program, planning and regulatory work.

Qualifications include a thorough working knowledge of civil engineering principles, public water system treatment and distribution principles, construction and maintenance, solid waste disposal and recycling principles.

Specifically, the Director will –

report to the Mayor regularly on objectives and programs of the Department while resolving procedural problems independently;


advise the Mayor and City Council on pertinent matters;


oversee the divisions of the Department of Public Works in accordance with all appropriate City Ordinances;


supervise the staff of the Department of Public Works and consultants hired to assist the department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations, and/or City Ordinances;


prepare the department’s annual general fund budgets, capital budgets and enterprise fund budgets;

innovatively provide all departmental services to the City; design and direct construction of

public works projects and determine their scope and schedule;


 recommend, develop, implement and coordinate city policies and programs;


develop departmental goals and objectives; design departmental organization structure; assess

 performance in relation to established goals; and take appropriate action to improve

departmental efficiency and service;


act as the liaison with and represent the DPW before state, federal and regional authorities;

ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations;


advise the Mayor, City Council and appropriate City Boards and Commissions on the technical

aspects of DPW initiatives and programs, make recommendations as appropriate;


revise and amend, when appropriate, rules and regulations and procedures relevant to the

proper operation of the Department of Public Works;


assist with and monitor grant applications;


perform other duties as assigned to the Department by the Mayor.


Work is performed under typical office conditions and will involve operating an automobile, computer, camera, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier and other standard office equipment. The workload is relatively stable, but can fluctuate based on project deadlines and/or emergencies.  The employee will need to attend occasional evening meetings and weekend events.   The employee will have access to department-related confidential information.  Errors could result in loss of department services and have serious legal ramifications.


Graduate from an accredited four (4) year college or university with specialization in engineering with more than ten (10) years of responsible experience including a minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory position; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   Massachusetts registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of public works administration and operations is strongly preferred. 


Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary or interdepartmental team or  independently,   conduct independent research and analyze and prepare operational  studies, write reports, communicate orally, and make public presentations is required. Ability to write reports and communicate orally, conduct public meetings and presentations, and organizational skills is required.


Valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.


Salary $105,044-$127,397, 6 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach

maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.


Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.


Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & copy of driving record from MA              Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301 no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014.


Per City Ordinance, the Mayor will appoint the Commissioner, whose position is subject to confirmation by the City Council and shall run for a term of three (3) years.



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