The City of Rowlett, Texas, located along the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, is home to over 62,000 citizens who enjoy excellent schools, beautiful neighborhoods, a variety of dining and shopping choices, and quality healthcare facilities. Named America’s Best Small City To Move To by Movoto Real Estate in 2013, Rowlett consistently ranks among the Safewise Top 50 Safest Cities in Texas. Incorporated in 1952, the City of Rowlett is a full-service municipality that operates under a home rule charter and functions under the Council/Manager form of government.
The Public Works Department has a $23,000,000 annual budget, 84 full-time employees, and an aggressive Capital Improvement Program. The department operates six divisions: Engineering Services, Utilities, Streets & Traffic Operations, Storm Water Management, Fleet Services, and Facilities Management. The Department also supports Emergency Management operations during disaster responses and provides debris removal and road de-icing services.
The City of Rowlett is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Public Works. The ideal candidate will be a progressive and dynamic leader who embraces a customer service philosophy. A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field combined with at least seven years’ experience involving design, construction, maintenance or operation of a variety of public works related functions is required. Municipal development experience in a reasonable growth environment is preferred, including five years in a supervisory capacity. Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, or Engineering Management is desirable and preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas or the ability to acquire a PE in Texas soon after hire is desirable. Competitive salary range is $110,399 - $142,000, based on qualifications.