Employment Opportunity:  Municipal Services Director Columbus, WI

General Purpose 

This position is responsible for the general administration, planning, development, direction, and day-to-day operations of Columbus Utilities and the Public Works Department.


Provides direct supervision to Columbus Utilities and Public Works department staff; assigns, directs and evaluates their performance.  Makes effective recommendations regarding salary increases, promotions, hiring and terminations.

  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Planning and Development
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Budget Oversight
  • Financial strategy
  • Personnel Management
  • Facilitation of Utility Commission Oversight and Governance
  • Community Relations

The Municipal Services Director reports to the City Administrator and serves on the City Leadership Team.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, business administration, accounting, public administration, or other directly relevant discipline
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated ability in the administration of public or private utilities, utility design and construction
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Experience to interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations
  • Ability to ensure compliance with city and department safety rules and regulations including training per Federal (OSHA) and State (DSPS) regulations


The salary range for this position is $140,000 – $160,000 per year, depending on experience.

It also offers an exceptional benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance, as well as enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Team members also enjoy paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional development opportunities, a flexible and employee-friendly work environment, and more.

To Apply 

Send a cover letter, resume, and employment application to Human Resources Administrator Stephanie Masché at smasche@columbuswi.gov or mail to:

City of Columbus
ATTN: Stephanie Masché
105 N Dickason Blvd
Columbus, WI 53925
Employment Application

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.