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Fayetteville, NC - Director of Public Services

Fayetteville, NC (pop. 210,000) The City of Fayetteville is seeking candidates who are leaders in public services and engineering with a strong desire to assist in leading the services of a community dedicated to high quality customer service while maintaining its sense of place and history.  The ideal candidate will be a credible public services professional with a proven history of engaging the community and key stakeholders in a productive conversation on the delivery of public services to the residents of Fayetteville.  Candidates for this position must be comfortable providing creative guidance and leadership as the City moves forward into its next phase of growth and development. 

The City of Fayetteville is an award-winning city that is home to Fort Bragg, the Army’s headquarters for Airborne and Special Operations forces, and Pope Army Air Field.  Located in Cumberland County, the City is more than 250 years old and steeped in history.  The City’s 150 square miles include a historic downtown shopping area, numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, and award-winning golf courses.  Fayetteville is conveniently located within two hours of Myrtle Beach and other east coast beaches, as well as within close proximity to camping, fishing and hiking.  The Director of Public Services will manage and oversee operations that include the City’s street maintenance, solid waste management, stormwater planning and maintenance, engineering, traffic management and real estate activities within the City. 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • Cultivate a strong working relationship with residents, employees, businesses and stakeholders by providing leadership on how public services should be delivered to the residents and visitors of Fayetteville and provide guidance to the City Council and community.
  • A demonstrated record of team-oriented style leadership with a comprehensive knowledge of public infrastructure concepts, principles, strategies, practices and techniques and the ability to facilitate the development of a strong solutions based, customer service focused department.
  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, public administration, public policy, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and extensive experience in Public Services is desired.  A master’s degree is preferred.  
  • Seven to 10 years of progressively responsible public sector public services management, or public administrative or managerial experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is desired.  Experience in a larger community at the assistant department head level will also be considered. 
  • A Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation is welcome, but not required. 
  • Additionally, a Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired or significant experience in project management.

The starting salary range is $110,000 - $135,000 DOQ.  Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by December 14, 2018 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3243.


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Posted:Nov 12, 2018

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