Employment Opportunities

City of Fredericksburg, Virginia:  Assistant Director of Public Works

Starting Salary:  $74,287-$89,144 DOQ

This position performs professional and administrative work assisting the Director in planning, developing, supervising and directing the operations and administration of the department.  Duties are assigned based on need, and may include oversight of programs or operations such as urban forest, solid waste and recycling, traffic/parking management, streets, sidewalks, rights of way, railroad spur, street lights, landfill post closure, and watershed property management.  Requires a Bachelor's degree in public administration, engineering, environmental science or other relevant field supplemented by six plus years of responsible experience in public works administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Arborist Certification (or ability to qualify for such designations within a negotiated period) preferred but not required.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license.  Criminal background check required.  The City offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package.  The City of Fredericksburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please visit the Fredericksburg employment page, http://www.fredericksburgva.gov/index.aspx?NID=216.

Consideration will begin with completed City Applications, cover letters, and resumes received on or before June 30, 2017.

City of Fredericksburg

Human Resources Department

715 Princess Anne Street, Room 217

P. O. Box 7447

Fredericksburg, VA  22404-7447





The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s Highway Safety engineering team is currently recruiting for two senior level positions.

Our daily mission is to work to eliminate deaths and injuries on Virginia’s roads and streets.  Each year, over 750 people die and over 60,000 people are injured in highway crashes in Virginia.  We are seeking highly motivated professionals with leadership and collaboration skills to join our dedicated team to help lead, develop and administer projects and plans that will have an impact.  If participating in this life changing work sounds interesting to you, I encourage you to review the two opportunities below and consider applying for them.  If you have any questions about either position, please contact me directly and I will be happy to talk with you.

The Senior Highway Safety Planning Engineer Supervisor (Position # 04854) position:

  • Leads the planning efforts of VDOT’s highway safety program on a statewide basis.
  • Leads comprehensive program management, evaluation, and tracking of Virginia’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
  • Will develop strong, collaborative relationships within VDOT and with VDOT’s highway safety partners.
  • Leads and manages staff and consultants engaged in supporting the highway safety planning efforts.

The Senior Traffic Engineering Supervisor/Crash Data Analysis Team Leader (Position # 07781)  position:

  • Leads VDOT’s analysis of highway crash data to support VDOT’s various highway safety programs.
  • Provides leadership and oversight for the successful management of technical projects and assignments in the area of highway safety and crash data analysis. 
  • Provides technical guidance, assistance, and support to management in setting policy, procedures, and direction for crash data analysis efforts.
  • Leads VDOT’s customer service efforts in and deploys highway safety analysis information to both external and internal customers.
  • Supports highway safety research efforts in the area of crash data analysis.

To apply for either position, please click the position title links, above, or visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com


College Park, Maryland - Crew Supervisor

F/T field position in a municipal public works department supervising assigned crews of laborers and equipment operators engaged in trash, recycling, leaf, snow, compost and/or grounds-keeping work.  This position is considered essential in an emergency and must report to work during any emergency affecting the City.

Requirements include:

  • General knowledge of facility maintenance activities including basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical, painting, HVAC and cleaning techniques including products and procedures for cleaning facilities;
  • the ability to prepare work orders and work schedules, review the work of others, and prepare performance evaluations;
  • Ability to effectively manage and implement changes in a functional operation;
  • General knowledge of Microsoft applications(Word, Outlook, and Excel);
  • Knowledge of public works performance measures and how to track performance inputs and outputs;
  • a CDL with airbrake endorsement;
  • a minimum of 3 years of related experience, plus an additional three years supervising a diverse team; and
  • the ability to come to work and work long shifts during emergency situations. 

Minimum hourly rate at hire:  $22.75 DOQ plus excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates should complete the online application at www.collegeparkmd.gov and attach a resume and cover letter by June 14, 2017.

We are an equal opportunity employer.


City of Harrisonburg:  Public Works Engineering Manager

$31.43 - $36.40
$2,514.40 - $2,912.00
$65,374.40 - $75,712.00
OPENING DATE: 04/11/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Public Works Department.  Full-time position with benefits.  Preferred hiring range $65,374.40 - $75,712.00.  Performs complex professional engineering tasks and is responsible for administrative and managerial functions in overseeing the development of infrastructure projects, construction management and the capital projects division for the Public Works Department and the City of Harrisonburg.  Oversees the Capital Projects management team and supervises capital projects staff relating to the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of transportation, water/sewer assets and related City projects; establishes and enforces major divisional operating policies and procedures.  Manages the Public Access Permit Program and FHWA Bridge Inspection and Certification program; supervises and manages field inspections and compliance of City erosion and sediment control and MS4 Program; supervises and manages inspection and quality control program for construction projects and materials.  Directs procurement and oversees management of contacts related to transportation and utility planning, design and construction; provides oversight of contract, development, execution and changes for contracts; develops cost estimates and schedules for capital improvement program and projects; develops, plans, supports and monitors execution of and closing of capital projects.  Plans, organizes and directs the design and construction of transportation capital improvements; coordinates work with other agencies and departments including VDOT and FHWA maintaining records and files and preparing reports, as needed; reviews and assists in the monitoring of privately installed transportation and utilities systems and ensures compliance with recognized local review program; oversees compliance requirements with regulatory agencies in the operation, maintenance and installation of transportation and water/sewer assets.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and/or highways and utilities engineering, erosion control and storm water management, including the procedures, equipment and tools needed for efficient and effective implementation under a safe working environment and the occupational hazards of the work required.  General knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works or utility facilities; land and engineering survey systems; methods and techniques; the principles, practices and techniques of engineering drafting. Ability to develop abilities and competencies required for group development dynamics and communications to effectively and efficiently utilize the human resources available; prepare technical reports in connection with municipal projects; organize, lead and manage a professional, para-professional, skilled and unskilled work force through intermediate or direct supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, Department Directors, employees, public officials, external customers, contractors and the general public.
Undergraduate degree with coursework in civil engineering or related field and considerable experience in public transportation and utilities operations in a supervisory or leadership position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Professional Engineers License required.
Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV Motor Vehicle check and must complete a satisfactory drug screen, credit history review and criminal background check.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received.  This position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (re-posted 04/11/2017)

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer


409 South Main Street 
Third Floor 
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #5344 - (Feb 2017) 


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