Public Works Operations Director

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
$106,501 - $133,126 + Benefits
Jul 14, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Public Works Operations Director

The City of Grand Forks, ND is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the next Public Works Operations Director.  The successful individual will exemplify superior management, financial and leadership skills and abilities as well as possess extensive experience in problem solving, public presentations, and collaborative efforts.

Hiring Salary Range: $106,501 - $133,126 Depending on Qualifications.  Full Salary Range: $106,501 - $159.751

The Public Works Department has approximately 80 full-time employees with an annual operating budget of over 17 million dollars.

This position assumes management responsibility for all services and activities relating to Fleet Maintenance, Streets, Sanitation, and Administrative programs under the operations division of the Public Works Department. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related area.
  • 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration or related field.
  • Ideal candidate will clearly possess and apply superior management, financial and leadership knowledge as well as skill, ability, commitment, and energy needed to achieve the City’s goals.
  • This position requires an exceptional communicator with the ability to collaborate and build effective working relationships with the Mayor, Council, department heads, employees, and the community.



This is an exempt level position. Hiring salary will be $106,501 - $133,126, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The City of Grand Forks offers a competitive benefits package that includes:


  • Retirement: Defined benefit plan with a 7% employee contribution and an 8.26% employer contribution with a 3-year vesting period.
  • Health Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND PPO 75% employer paid, 25 % employee paid.
  • Life Insurance: Basic Coverage $35,000 employer paid.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance: Employer paid (90-day qualifying period).
  • Employee Assistance Program: Employer paid
  • Vacation Leave
  • Holiday Leave: 9 paid per year
  • Personal Leave: 8 hours per year
  • Bonus Personal Leave: 8 hours per year if using less than 8 hours of sick leave in a year.
  • Sick Leave: 112 hours/year; unlimited accrual. 
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, and Deferred Compensation programs are Employee paid.


Visit our website at for additional information and to apply.  Please include application, resume, and cover letter when applying. Applications must be submitted by 5 PM Friday, August 6, 2021.


The City of Grand Forks is an EEO Employer