Assistant Public Works Director

City of Box Elder, South Dakota
September 1, 2023
Box Elder, SD
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Assistant Public Works Director

City of Box Elder, South Dakota

Salary: Starting at $81,807+ DOQ

Box Elder, known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills", is located along Interstate 90 in southwestern South Dakota. The city is rapidly growing and home to more than 10,000 residents. Box Elder is home to Ellsworth Air Force Base, which houses over eight thousand military members and their families. Located just east of Rapid City, Box Elder is proud to be developing its own unique identity with brand new developments and new businesses coming to town to support the region's trade area of over 400,000 people due to its convenient location. As the region's population continues to grow, the city is focused on building new infrastructure to support the community, including hotels, restaurants, medical centers, and retail stores.

The City of Box Elder Public Works Department is budgeted to operate with 32 FTEs on a total budget of $2,821,884. The department is made up of six divisions which include Engineering, Streets, Parks, Water, Sanitary Sewer and Fleet & Vehicle Maintenance. Reporting directly to the Public Works Director, the Assistant Public Works Director is responsible for assisting the Public Works Director in planning, directing, and overseeing the City's Public Works programs, activities, and staff, including street maintenance and construction, parks maintenance, engineering, traffic engineering, building maintenance, water services and maintenance, and sewer services and maintenance. The position also provides professional assistance to City elected officials, management, and staff.

Education & Experience: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three (3) to five (5) years of related experience. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of South Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Box Elder is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 20, 2023 (open until filled).

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