Have you ever dreamed of a job in local government where citizens routinely offer words of appreciation and support for their government? Do you long for a city that values staff expertise—a place where you’re a vital part of a management team? Are you searching for something more than “that’s how we’ve always done it”? Then look no further than Milton, Georgia. The City of Milton is seeking a Public Works Director to join its team.

Located just 26 miles from downtown Atlanta in north Fulton County, Milton is a suburban oasis with a distinctive rural charm. The City of Milton incorporated in 2006, covers 39.12 square miles, and is home to approximately 39,000 residents. Recognized nationally for its high quality of life, Milton has been consistently designated the second safest city in Georgia, the 72nd safest city in the country, and in January 2019, Milton was named the best city to live in Georgia.

Milton is a service-oriented organization of more than 150 employees with a budget of $40.6 million. The city is committed to engaging its residents and ensuring a high quality of life. That commitment is demonstrated across all departments independently and collaboratively.

The Public Works Department is dedicated to providing the City of Milton with a reliable public infrastructure that protects the safety, health, and welfare of the citizens. Public Works is responsible for streets, building and grounds maintenance, stormwater management, and engineering. The Department operates on an integrated public/private model with a total budget of $2.6 million, employing eight (8) full-time staff members and a host of support resources provided through city contractors and vendors.

The Public Works Director will be a seasoned public works employee and a dedicated team player who can quickly gain the confidence of the community. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills and share the City’s passionate commitment to preserving Milton’s high quality of life and respecting its rural heritage. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work in the area of design, develop long-range transportation plans, manage construction and transportation projects, and storm water management practices. Additionally, the candidate should have experience in ensuring compliance with the NPDES permit requirements, managing the work of outside contractors, and working with an engaged citizenry to resolve concerns. The ideal candidate must embrace change and be able to articulate a vision while proactively helping guide the community through important challenges. 

Other important qualifications include:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management or related field required and seven (7) years of related management experience, preferably in a government setting, master’s degree preferred; a Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license highly desired; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the required qualifications. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required.   Must possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory MVR.  Experience in providing upper level leadership in a department that is comparable in size and complexity to the City of Milton Public Works Department is desired.  

Starting salary for this position DOQ of the selected candidate is expected to be in the range of $113,000 - $120,000 with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, social security exempt retirement plan, paid time off, and negotiable relocation expenses.  Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history by 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2019 to:  Lisa Ward, Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc., at lisaward912@gmail.com.  Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted the last week of June 2019.


Alan Reddish, Senior Vice-President, The Mercer Group, Inc.                                                

107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606        Cell:  706-614-4961

Additional information:  http://www.mercergroupinc.com