Public Works Director

City of Cahokia Heights (Illinois)   CAHOKIA, IL   Full-time     Management
Posted on February 12, 2024

City of Cahokia Heights

Public Works Director Vacancy Announcement

Job Summary: Provides leadership, direction, and oversight to the Public Works Department and employees. Using asset management principles and practices, is responsible for City infrastructure, enterprise utilities, and transportation systems including: potable water source protection, supply management, storage, production and distribution; surface and storm water management, wastewater collection; transportation systems including planning, streets, operations, street lighting, parking, and traffic control; radio communications for City departments and other agencies; solid waste programs and environmental remediation; oversight and review of the engineering and project work associated with these systems; major buildings and facilities maintenance and capital; real estate acquisition, property management and commercial leasing; internal services programs for all City departments in the areas of fleet, purchasing, warehouse and Geographic Information Systems; and municipal fiber network and various other related activities. Work involves significant community engagement and public involvement with elected officials, other policy makers, and residents. Engages and collaborates with local, state, federal agencies and consultants. Serves as a member of the City’s senior management team, collaborates with the Mayor, City Council and other City departments on strategy and policy to ensure that the City’s mission and core values are incorporated into operational activities and services.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration or related field. Public works management experience a plus, but not mandatory. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the applicant with the knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.


The City offers competitive wages and benefits. (Paid sick leave, personal leave, vacation, holidays, health insurance and retirement plan). 


Applicants can pick up an application packet from Francella Jackson, Chief of Staff, at the Cahokia Heights Fitness Center located at 509 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia Heights, IL 62206 


Applications must be returned by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024.  


Submit resume and application:

Francella Jackson, Chief of Staff

City of Cahokia Heights

509 Camp Jackson Road

Cahokia Heights, Illinois 62206


The City of Cahokia Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.