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Release Date: April 20, 2016


Eric E. Jackson, Mayor, City of Trenton, New Jersey, is seeking qualified applicants to serve as department directors. The positions require individuals that can ensure high quality management and structural integrity to the individual departments. All interested applicants are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying to: Steven Ponella, Personnel Officer at 319 E. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608 or via email to sponella@trentonnj.org by May 15, 2016. No phone calls please. The vacancies currently available are:

DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS .Directs a department of approximately 400 individuals. Programs include road, sewer, water line construction, repair and maintenance; sanitation operations; traffic signal installation, maintenance, and repair; landscape and tree maintenance; water/sewer treatment; prepares annual capital improvement budget; Directs studies of public works functions; supervises use of equipment; maintains records/files; prepares reports and correspondence . Department budget of approximately $14 million, plus the combined water and sewer utilities budgets of approximately $60 million. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 6 years of experience in development, administration and implementation of public works or similar programs, 4 years of which shall have included management responsibilities. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required, MPA or other relevant advanced degree preferred. Certified Public Works Manager preferred.

Prepares City's overall economic development plan. Coordinates City services necessary for economic development projects. Prepares analyses and makes recommendations for economic development and planning. Provides staff assistance to Planning Board in matters under its jurisdiction.  Studies operation and effect of land use controls. Develops and administers programs for the rehabilitation of housing, neighborhood conservation and renewal. Divisions under this department include the Division of Economic Development, Division of Planning and the Division of Housing Production. Department budget of approximately $2 million. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in economic development, urban planning, or related field preferred. Five years professional or administrative experience in land use or commercial property development programs.

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