Director of Public Works

City of Lowell
Lowell, MI

The City of Lowell (population 3,783) is accepting information from applicants for the position of Director of Public Works for the Department of Public Works. The City of Lowell is a vibrant and progressive West Michigan community located in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area with a diverse economic base and an excellent school system.


The Director works under the general direction of the City Manager and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operations of the Department of Public Works.


Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Engineering, or a related field; five years of high level professional experience in public works, utilities, engineering; or any combination of experience, education, or training that demonstrates the applicant has the leadership competencies as described in the job description; valid Michigan Driver’s License.


Successful candidates must also demonstrate strong supervision, communication, interpersonal, mathematical and technology skills.


Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree in public administration, business management, engineering or a related field; possession of at least level IV certification in water treatment or water distribution; experience working in a small community.


Salary range is $75,000 to $86,000 per year depending on qualifications. The City of Lowell also offers a competitive benefit package.