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Village of Lake in the Hills, Deputy Public Works Director

Invitation to Apply

The Village of Lake in the Hills Public Works Department is seeking an experienced public works professional to serve as its next Deputy Public Works Director.  While operations are currently running strong, the department is looking for an additional team member who will challenge the norm, provide oversight and guidance related to purchasing, competitive bidding, and contract management, while also overseeing a number of the administrative functions of the department.

Who Should Apply

A successful candidate will demonstrate experience as a leader of multiple operations, have a track record of moving projects through to completion, be capable of conducting research and providing critical analysis of findings, and be a strong writer.  Candidates should have a track record of leading with accountability, demonstrating responsibility for their actions and expecting accountability from all levels of their department staff. The right person will be able to toggle between “big picture” and “day-to-day” management and will require swift and actionable decision-making skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Public Administration, or related field and six years of public works experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
  • 2 – 3 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • A valid Class “D” Driver’s License is also required.
  • Personal computer skills generally consistent with Microsoft Office applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software and the internet.

Application Details

Salary is $117,503.  A complete job description is available upon request. Applications will be accepted on the Village’s website


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