Director of Public Works / Utilities

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Director of Public Works/Utilities —Horicon, WI (Population 3,656)

Located in south central Wisconsin and on the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Horicon is seeking a public works professional manager to lead its DPW and Utilities functions. Known as the” City on the Marsh”, Horicon has a rich history and a bright future. Horicon is a diverse community that contains a dynamic downtown area, robust industrial base (John Deere makes its Gator all-terrain vehicles here), established neighborhoods, aquatic center and excellent parks/trail system. The Mayor and six Aldermen, comprising the City Council, are elected on a non-partisan basis. $4M total annual Public Works and Utilities operating budget (including CIP, Public Works, Utilities, Fleet, Aquatic Center, Parks and Forestry); 9 FTE plus 5 PT employees. Horicon is committed to preserving its community character, enhancing its excellent quality of life and building a sustainable community for future generations through visionary leadership and citizen engagement.

Require Associates degree in civil engineering/technology, public or business administration or related field with at least 10 years progressive municipal public works-utilities technical and experience; 3 years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Significant public works-utilities experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement. Residency is encouraged. Salary range $80-90K. Excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Participate in State Health Insurance Program.  Currently City pays 88% of the premium, plans have no deductibles and no co-pays.
  • Participate in State Retirement System.
  • Ability to convert unused sick leave at the time of retirement to purchase health insurance.
  • Participates in State Life Insurance Program, paying 1 unit (employee annual salary) of employee insurance and 1 unit ($10,000/$5,000) of spouse/dependent coverage.
  • Participates in qualified Section 125 of Internal Revenue Code Medical Reimbursement Program where the City contributes $125 or $55 per month.
  • Earn 8 hours sick leave per month up to 1000 hours banked.

Desire a strong background in public works and utilities (including transportation, fleet, water supply, including wells, pumping stations, water distribution, wastewater treatment facility and the wastewater collection system); management; budget development; facilities management; human resources management; organizational leadership skills; intergovernmental cooperation and the ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships with the City Council, staff and community members. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of customer service; integrity; a strong work ethic; commitment to community development and redevelopment; open and positive communication skills and collaborative decision-making in a strong team environment. Visit the community website at

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Send cover letter, resume, salary history and references to:

Public Administration Associates, LLC,
Attn: Duane Gau,
5805 Pine Terrance
Weston WI 54476;


phone 608.345.8795

Application Deadline: April 7, 2019

Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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