Town of Alton

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Public Works Director

Town of Alton NH
Position Vacancy
Public Works Director

The Town of Alton is accepting resumes for the position of Public Works Director. The Town of Alton has a year-round population of approximately 5,400 and a summer population of 17,000 - 22,000. The Town is located in the Lakes Region and is on Lake Winnipesaukee. The Town is approximately 83 .9 square miles in size with mountains lakes and rivers. According to the Town of Alton Master Plan, the Town has 89 miles of Town maintained roads. This position will be responsible for the oversight of all functions of the Highway Department which includes all facets snow removal in the winter, road reconstruction, road maintenance and more. The PWD is be responsible for (1) Highway Foreman, 2- Heavy Equipment Operators, 1- Town Mechanic, 6- Light Equipment Operators, 1- Facilities, Grounds and Cemetery Team Leader, 2- Laborers, 1- Custodian, 1- Solid Waste Director, and 3- Solid Waste Attendants. The Department is located at 80 Letter S Road, and has a full-time secretary to oversee the office and assist with administrative functions and responsibilities.

Basic requirements include but are not limited to a degree in civil engineering or a similar degree, Master Road Scholar certification, knowledge of road reconstruction, bridge repair/replacement, extensive computer software experience, extreme proficiency in oral and written communications, with significant supervisory experience in this profession or a related field of work. CDL required. A combination of education, qualifications and experience, which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is acceptable.

Benefits and Salary. This position is a full-time, year-round, salaried position of 40+ hours per week and evening meetings. Six-month probationary period and a full background check. The Town offers a very good benefit package which includes leave accruals, a variety of insurances such as health, dental, life, partial short-term disability, and NH State Retirement. The salary will be commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.

This position operates under the direct supervision of the Town Administrator with general direction provided by a five-member Board of Selectmen. We are seeking a person with a good work ethic, a positive attitude, good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and patience. We welcome you to apply if you feel you would be a good fit for our growing community.

Submit letter of interest, resume and Town employment application (go to, attention: Ryan Heath, Town Administrator, P.O. Box 659, 1 Monument

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