Lancaster, PA - Deputy Director of Public Works - Sustainability and Environment
Company: GovHR USA, GovTempsUSA
Posted on: January 12, 2022
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
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
The City has adopted a strategic plan "Building a Stronger
Lancaster Block by Block." The plan
(https://lancasterblockbyblock.com/)focuses 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
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
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
- 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
- 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 www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice
President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062.
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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