Located in northern Wyoming at the foot of the iconic Bighorn Mountain range, Sheridan maintains a reputation for hospitality and its well - regarded historic downtown. The Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 13,165 feet. Hike, bike, camp, boat, hunt, rock climb or photograph the wildlife and scenery, or step farther back in time with the ancient and complex geology reaching back billions of years.
For a public works professional, Sheridan is an opportunity to work in a growing community with a historic district named one of the Great Places in America by the American Planning Association (2008). The City features walkable neighborhoods and acres of community parks interconnected by miles of paved pathways. As a growing community, Sheridan offers the opportunity to participate in both greenfield and infill development, while helping to maintain the character and charm for which Sheridan is renowned.
With a population of approximately 18,000 residents, Sheridan is the county seat of Sheridan County. (County Population approximately 30,000) Known as a vacation destination and a travel stop due to its proximity to Interstate 90 and U.S. Route 14, Sheridan was ranked the number one "True Western Town" by True West Magazine in 2006 and received accolades again in 2016 for a Reader's Choice Award. In 2009, Sheridan app-eared on Newsmax magazine's list of the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns," a piece written by current CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg. In the cover story, Greenberg called Sheridan "the real deal" and praised it for preserving "its rich American history".
Sheridan is a growing retail and service center for Sheridan County, Johnson County, the southern reaches of Bighorn County, Montana, and Montana's Tongue River region - serving as the region's hub for cultural, historical and recreational opportunities. Every summer in the second week of July, Sheridan hosts the WYO Rodeo, drawing competitors from across the country and around the world. The community is also home to the WYO Theater and Whitney Performing Center for the Arts at Sheridan College, first class venues which offer year round performances in stage and music.
The nearby Bighorn National Forest provides multiple recreational venues, whether it be high mountain lakes and reservoirs, public camping grounds, or private lodges. With over 1.1million acres of forest and 1,200 miles of trails, you are never far from a unique outdoor experience. For those who love fishing, the area's waterways offer some of the best opportunities to catch rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout.
The City of Sheridan provides comprehensive municipal services including police and fire protection, building plan review and inspections, road maintenance, park and cemetery maintenance, water and sewer services, solid waste and recycling collection, and landfill services. Sheridan is governed via a strong mayor form of government. The City's Mayor and six members of the City Council are elected by a citywide vote. Day to day operations of the City are managed under the direction of the City Administrator, to whom the City's department heads report. The City currently employs 170 full-time employees.
The City of Sheridan seeks an experienced and proactive Public Works Director to take this dynamic Department to the next level. The ideal candidate will be a logical, thoughtful leader with exceptional strategic planning skills who will help the City identify opportunities to move the community forward while honoring its past. The Public Works Director will encourage a collaborative spirit throughout the Department, building trusting relationships with staff, Council, and the community.
The City is seeking a strong and personable leader who is invested in Sheridan’s future and excited by the energy, experience, and love for the community that the current staff and Council provide. The City seeks a community - minded visionary leader who wishes to become a part of this tight-knit municipality and join in their efforts to bring together public and private partners to enhance the local economy, grow a balanced community, and continue to elevate the experience.
The City desires a Public Works Director who can articulate Sheridan’s vision, strategic direction, and values, uniting Department staff with a shared sense of purpose through collaborative efforts and encouraging a high-performance atmosphere that is focused on success.
The Public Works Department has experienced, skilled, and dedicated staff members who are passionate about doing their jobs with excellence. The Public Works Director should build a strong rapport with employees and must be able to delegate with clarity and authority. Accessible and approachable, the successful candidate will embrace the welcoming community relations culture of Sheridan including maintaining a high level of civic involvement. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential, as the Public Works Director interacts regularly with internal staff, City Council and the public.
The Public Works Director must work well with Community stakeholders, encouraging community civility and building positive relationships with Sheridan’s local businesses, and community organizations. The City desires a committed leader who will appreciate Sheridan’s unique culture and truly embrace the community’s lifestyle. The position reports directly to the City Administrator
The Public Works Department mission is to provide quality service in the areas of engineering, traffic, streets, planning, building, facility maintenance, and code enforcement in order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Sheridan. The Department seeks to improve the quality of the environment through the application of innovative management practices, use of the best technology, sound conservation principles and teamwork. The Department is organized into the following divisions:
The engineering division is responsible for fulfilling the City of Sheridan's capital improvement plan, as well as traffic and flood plain administration.
Street Operations and Maintenance
The street maintenance division maintains the City of Sheridan’s public roadway network and storm water drainage system. Their work is essential to public safety.
Parks and Cemetery Divisions
The parks and cemetery divisions are responsible for the landscape maintenance and repair of all parks, some open space, pathways, and misc. facilities. The Parks and Cemetery crews also jointly perform ground maintenance and all operations at the Cemetery.
Fleet Maintenance Division
The fleet maintenance division manages ongoing maintenance and replacement planning for all City vehicles and equipment. The City of Sheridan currently has over two hundred motorized vehicles, all of which are crucial to the provision of various city services.
Planning and Economic Development
The planning division reviews, approves, and issues permits for public and private projects related to improvements and grading, subdivision, right-of-way encroachment, annexations and sign permits. It also supports the City of Sheridan’s community economic development initiatives.
The building division is an excellent community resource that reviews plans, issues permits, and provides inspections for several different types of public and private building projects.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's degree in a related field is required, but an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A minimum of 8 years of related experience and at least three years of management experience is essential. PE certification is preferred, but not required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$95,972 - $126,135 DOQ
80-85% Medical for employee and dependents
100% Dental for employee and dependents
Health Savings Account
Wyoming State Retirement System
10 paid holidays per year
Vacation days per year based on past experience and years of service
12 days of sick leave accrual per year
The City is being assisted in this search by KRW Associates, LLC. Applications will be accepted electronically until October 31, 2017 by KRW Associates, LLC, email@example.com and must include a cover letter, resume (with salary history), and 4 professional references.
The City of Sheridan provides comprehensive mu-nicipal services including police and fire protection, building plan review and inspections, road mainte-nance, park and cemetery maintenance, water and sewer services, solid waste and recycling col-lection, and landfill services.
Sheridan is governed via a strong mayor form of government. The City's Mayor and six members of the City Council a...re elected by a citywide vote. Day to day operations of the City are managed under the direction of the City Administrator, to whom the City's department heads report. The City currently employs 170 full-time employees.