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Public Works Director

Office: Public Works
Salary: $57,000 - $80,000 (depending on qualifications)

Announcement Date: 6/3/2020


Under limited supervision, is responsible for the development and implementation of policies, programs, practices, and procedures for proper construction and maintenance of roads, and drainage systems within Fairfield County. Is also responsible for the overall operation of solid waste management procedures. Reports to the County Administrator.


Is responsible for developing and recommending policies concerning Public Works activities to the County Administrator. Implements policies established by the County Administrator at the direction of the County Council.

Directs and supervises all activities relative to the proper construction and maintenance of roads and drainage systems within the County. Directs and oversees various other functions including clearing land and filling abandoned wells.

Performs such supervisory duties as instructing; assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; acting on employee problems; selecting new employees; recommending salary increases, transfers, promotions, disciplinary actions, and discharges. Directs the management of inmate work crews.

Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations as well as all County policies, practices, and ordinances.

Is responsible for directing and overseeing all procurement procedures for the Department to include such items as road signs, poles, pipe, lumber, gravel, supplies and equipment needed for vehicle maintenance, office supplies, etc.

Is responsible for preparing annual operating and capital budget for the department, and assures that the department operates within the approved budget.

Is responsible for receiving and responding to complaints and requests for service from County residents regarding all areas under supervision.

Provides direct technical and administrative assistance to the County Administrator in the area of Public Works responsibilities.


Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, management, public administration, or a related field and at least five years of experience in Public Works or in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment and road maintenance and construction; some of which must have been at the management level; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license.

Fairfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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