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Lancaster, PA - Deputy Director of Public Works - Sustainability and Environment

Company: GovHR USA, GovTempsUSA
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Lancaster, PA (Pop. 61,564) - The City of Lancaster is located in south central Pennsylvania and serves as the county seat of Lancaster County and is one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. Lancaster ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities. The city has a total area of 7.4 square miles and is centrally located between Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The City was listed as the #32 in "Best Places to Live in the U.S." by Newsweek in 2018 and Lancaster County was named #1 "Best Place in the Country to Retire" by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Additionally, Forbes ranked it "14 Best Places to Travel in the U.S." in 2019. Many visitors come to the area to experience the Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values. Visitors have the chance to hear the sounds of farm animals and the clip-clop of horse hooves echoing down quiet country roads. Also, in 2019 the City of Lancaster was designated the first city in Pennsylvania to become a Certified Welcoming City, a city of inclusion for immigrants and refugees.

The City has adopted a strategic plan "Building a Stronger Lancaster Block by Block." The plan ( on the people of Lancaster and the fundamental work of City government. Carrying forward the four priorities of the Mayor's administration, the plan is designed to ensure that strong neighborhoods, safe streets, secure incomes and sound government are more than words on paper.

The 2021 combined operating budgets for the City of Lancaster totaled more than $128 million. The General Fund component of that budget is $65 million, and the portion that is represented by the Stormwater Fund is $4.7 million designated for sustainability and environmental.

The Department of Public Works is charged with maintaining the City infrastructure including water and wastewater facilities for the City and ten municipalities; managing a nationally-recognized stormwater management program; providing safe and clean streets; maintaining and improving public buildings and other public facilities; enhancing recreational opportunities in the City's parks and open spaces for residents and for use by the Lancaster Recreation Commission; and managing and coordinating the single hauler trash and recycling program. The motto of DPW is Dedicated to your Quality of Life.

The Sustainability and Environment Division (S&E), formerly known as the Bureau of Stormwater Management, or 'Stormwater,' is responsible for managing the city's natural resources and its place within the natural environmental context, including the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This encompasses Visioning Sustainability - how should our core utility infrastructure, economic development, and environmental goals - local to global - be understood within the city and its environs.

It will also be the responsibility of the Deputy Director of Sustainability and Environment to craft a vision for this Division of a Lancaster City with the cleanest air, cleanest water, and cleanest soil possible - our natural resources -- in order to support the best possible quality of life for city residents.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • The Deputy Director of Public Works is an integral part of the Department's leadership team, requiring well-developed leadership abilities and management skills that are based upon consensus building, visioning and problem solving. The Deputy Director must have a powerful desire to work in a collegial, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. They must be an initiative-taking, self-starting and confident individual with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering is required; a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is preferred. At least four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of civil engineering and/or construction management is required; at least four (4) years experience as a capital improvements/infrastructure project manager is strongly preferred. A Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation is welcome, but not required. Special consideration will be given to those who have experience in managing stormwater and environmental planning in the public or municipal realm.
    The City values a collaborative work environment, cultural diversity, and teamwork. There is long tenure among City staff. The organization prides itself on dedicated employees with a professional work ethic, which work together as a team. The salary range for this position is $77,044 - $123,271. The City offers a competitive benefit package centered around a life/work balance. City residency is not required, but it is highly desired.

    The recruitment for this position is being handled by GovHR USA. Candidates should apply by November 12, 2021, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references to to the attention of: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 224-282-8310.

    The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Diversity and inclusion are critical to their success. They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

    Posted:Oct 13, 2021

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