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Director of Public Services , Town of Bluffton

Job Category
Employee Status
Full Time
Position Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Job Duties

Directs and leads the Public Services Department staff including Buildings & Grounds, Parks, and Facilities with preparation of annual performance evaluations and any employee performance issues that require attention. Provides coaching, encouragement and leadership to Department supervisors to effectively guide and manage the Public Services staff. Develops and updates Work Tracking System, including collection and assessment of job cost data. Develops and updates Policies & Procedures Manual for Facilities, Roads, Ground, Parks Maintenance.

Manages the general fund and CIP project budgets assigned to the Department. Provides logistical analysis, data development, evaluation, etc. to support decision makers. Performs budget management and 5-year forecasting, including town-wide assets. Assists in the development and implementation of the Hurricane/Disaster Recovery Plan to include staff training. Leads in the development and implementation of the Department’s Staff Safety Program. Participates in assigned cross-functional teams (Hurricane, Drainage, Demolition, etc.)

Administers and monitors grants for assigned duties/projects. Performs space needs analysis/study and makes recommendations. Develops and updates Asset Management Manual for all Town assets, including buildings, land, parks, roads & rights-of-way, etc. Oversees asset disposition/acquisition: buy, sell, lease, other. Researches and makes recommendations regarding starting or eliminating programs/services. Coordinates and monitors intergovernmental (County, State, etc.) maintenance agreements.


Education and Experience: Four-year degree in public works, construction management, engineering, or related field with five years field experience; or, two-year degree with seven years field experience; or, at least ten years equivalent professional project, facilities, and/or construction management experience. Training in allied fields including, but not limited to, jobsite safety and stormwater/erosion control. Licenses or Certifications: Valid South Carolina driver’s license. Special Requirements: None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Knowledge of Town procedures, policies and practices. Knowledge of federal, state, local, and Department policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Experience in project & construction management, personnel management, management & maintenance of horizontal infrastructure and vertical facilities, and resource management. Knowledge of clerical, budgeting and financial record keeping methods and techniques.

Ability to deal with the general public tactfully. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Ability to write and present reports. Ability to identify and respond to public and Town Council issues and concerns.

Pay Info
$77,360.07 - $110,000.00 Annually
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The Town of Bluffton commits to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity for applicants and employees, complying with local, state and federal laws. The Town’s policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, ethnicity, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.