Public Works Director/Utility Superintendent

Public Works Director/Utility Superintendent

Village of Kronenwetter is seeking a Public Works Director/Utility Superintendent to lead the Kronenwetter Water and Sewer Utility, Parks Department and Public Works Department.

Kronenwetter covers 52 square miles and is the largest village in Wisconsin and the United States. Nestled in Central Wisconsin, its position offers an ideal location for close proximity to any of the attractions across the state.

Its history dates back to 1886 when it was formed as a township. In 2002, the township became the Village of Kronenwetter. The Village sits between the large municipalities of Wausau on the north and Stevens Point to the south.

The village is a sought-out destination for residents looking to settle in Central Wisconsin. Its continued low taxes, safe neighborhoods, excellent school districts, and central location prompted its recent population burst and housing boom. This growth shows no signs of slowing.

Position Description: Under the direction of the Village Administrator for the Village of Kronenwetter, the Public Works Director/Utility Superintendent directs all of the operations of the Public Works Department and Utility Departments. This person in conjunction with the Public Works crew leader and the Utility Crew Leader plans work, schedules regular public infrastructure maintenance and repairs on equipment. Additionally, position manages paperwork, such as grant applications, inventory ordering, and other state required forms, such as MS4 permits.

The position also speaks to the public about concerns relating to public works conditions, such as snow plowing, culvert installation requests, requests for permits to exceed road limits when road limits are in effect and other various public works related issues. Position is in charge of creation and submittal of the Public Works, Water, and Sewer budgets to the Village Administrator and works with the Village Administrator and the Village Treasurer on creation of short and long term budgets. This position keeps the Village Administrator, and the Village Board abreast of all of the various operational needs of all of the departments under the position’s immediate direction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s license or equivalent.

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or related field, an Associate’s degree in Civil
    Engineering, Public Administration or related field and two years of experience in civil engineering, municipal
    utilities or public works, or a high-school diploma with four years of experience in civil engineering, municipal
    utilities or public works.
  2. Must complete pre-employment testing and background investigation.
  3. Must have at least two years of management experience.

Visit the Village of Kronenwetter website for a full description of the role: https://www.kronenwetter.org/employment_opportunites/index.php#PUBLICWORKSDIRECTOR

Send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to Village Clerk Bobbi Jo Birk-LaBarge at bbirklabarge@kronenwetter.org by April 24, 2024.

Salary: $75,000.00 – $100,000.00 per year