Public Works Director

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 18,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business.

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Public Works Director. This position reports directly to the Town Manager and is responsible for oversight and direction of all phases of municipal public works operations: budget preparation; capital improvements planning and projects; stormwater infrastructure maintenance and management, including the Town’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program; vehicle and equipment maintenance; municipal buildings, grounds, and road maintenance; snow removal and ice control; cemeteries; and curbside trash collection and recycling.  A complete job description is available HERE.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, or closely related field required. A minimum of five years’ of public works management experience in addition to considerable administrative and operational public works experience required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:  The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and paid time off to eligible employees, including a choice between two excellent health insurance plans with a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), $1,500 annual medical buyout for individuals declining health coverage, a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan with a 7.5% employer match, earned vacation and sick time, 12 paid holidays per year, and paid maternity/paternity leave. Employees also have access to dental, vision, medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, short-term disability, IRAs, and tuition reimbursement. Salary range for Grade 8 positions is $77,126 – $113,298; however, salary offered to the successful candidate will depend on experience, qualifications, and budget.

HOW TO APPLY:  Qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Town of Gorham Application for Employment to Human Resources by the application deadline. Applications are available for download on the “Employment Opportunities” page of the Town’s website, as well as at the Town Manager’s Office during business hours.

Please mail, fax, or email completed applications to:*

Town of Gorham Municipal Center
Attn: Human Resources
75 South Street, Suite 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Fax: 207-839-5408

*Applications may also be hand-delivered by appointment.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  January 24, 2022


~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Posted: January 3, 2022