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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • The City of Worcester has engaged an executive recruiting firm to facilitate the hiring of DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS. Please view position description below for details and information on how to apply.
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$150,000 +/-, Commensurate with Qualifications


The city of Worcester (population 185,000; Budget: $685.7M) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Commissioner of Public Works & Parks. The Deputy Commissioner is a leader in the Public Works & Parks division ($100M budget), reporting to the Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner performs highly responsible professional work that includes assisting in the direction, coordination, development, and administration of Public Works & Parks. The department includes: Engineering & Architecture, Water, Sewer, Streets; Sanitation, Parking Garages, Parking Lots and On-Street Parking, Parks, Golf Course, Snow Removal, and Street Lights. This position is responsible for overseeing department planning; budgetary administration; administering department policies, programs and procedures; maximizing efficiency of operations; personnel management; and safety practices throughout the department. Worcester seeks an energetic and data-driven Deputy Commissioner excited by the opportunity to work collaboratively on major multi-million-dollar projects and assist in continuing to move the city forward. This leadership position requires excellent management and communication skills as well as a strong understanding of project and construction management. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field, with a master’s degree in engineering, construction management, business/public administration, or related field preferred. Ten years of progressively responsible public works operational experience, with five years in a managerial capacity, is required. A Professional Engineer License is preferred as is experience working in New England. This is an excellent opportunity with room for growth for the right individual. A detailed position statement can be located on Community Paradigm’s website, at www.communityparadigm.com.

Salary: $150K+/- commensurate with qualifications. Worcester is an EOE/AA employer. For additional information related to the position, the city and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at blynch@communityparadigm.com.

Resumes and cover letters, in confidence, via email in a single PDF, to: apply@communityparadigm.com. Subject: Worcester Deputy Commissioner Search. Position is open until filled with a first round of resume review on April 27

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