Located in the center of southwestern North Dakota, Dickinson is the regional hub for 200,000 people, and is home to Dickinson State University. As one of the fastest growing micropolitan cities in the US, the City of Dickinson has been ranked as the #6 best place to live in 2017 by Money magazine, and as the #3 Small Town with the Best Economy in 2018 by Forbes. The city’s strong economy focuses on energy, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Overseen by the Public Works Director, the City of Dickinson’s Public Works Department operates with 66 FTE’s, on a 2019 budget of $24,858,947, and is comprised of:
Solid Waste/Recycling: Collection, recycling, and regional landfill disposal.
Street: Maintains over 350 lane miles of roads within city limits.
Fleet: Services and maintains 300 vehicles and various equipment.
Utilities: Water distribution, sanitary sewer collections, storm water, and water reclamation facility.
Facilities: Maintenance of all city buildings, cemeteries, and city owned sidewalks and trails.
Forestry: Keeps the city urban forest healthy and free of disease.
The Operations Manager is responsible for coordinating, directing, facilitating, and managing the operation and maintenance activities of the City’s Street, Facility Maintenance, and Fleet Services Divisions of the Public Works Department. Work is performed under the general direction of the Public Works Director, although considerable latitude is allowed for independent judgment and initiative. Responsibilities include the oversight of city street construction, repair and maintenance projects, snow removal operations, fleet maintenance operations, facility maintenance, cemeteries, and forestry.
A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field, and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal public works, engineering, or related field, including at least 2 years in a professional supervisory capacity, is required. The selected candidate must obtain a North Dakota Class B Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of hire, and a Road Scholar II Certification within 2 years. Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be accepted.
Salary: $85,200 – $94,000
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Dickinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 20, 2019 (open until filled).