Director of Public Works

The City of Lock Haven is accepting applications for the Director of Public Works through June 15, 2018.  This is a department director position answering directly to the City Manager.

The Director plans and coordinates all aspects of Public Works operations and projects by coordinating a team of 3 foreman and 19 fulltime on-staff professionals of different disciplines, hiring subcontractors through the public bidding process, and collaborating with engineers, architects and vendors to produce quality operations from start to completion while maintaining budget, schedule and safety requirements.

The Director is responsible for all matters relating to the construction, maintenance and operation of the physical properties of the City including approximately 35 miles of streets, storm water collection and conveyance system, surface water collection through dams and reservoirs on a 5200 acre watershed conveyed to a third-party treatment plant and distributed through lines to more than 3200 customers, sanitary sewer collection and conveyance system from more than 2500 customers which is treated at the city’s 3.75-MGD plant which also serves 6 other entities, the 112-acre William T. Piper Memorial Airport, 14 municipal parks and recreational facilities as well as the levee’s Clinger Walkway and Coreman Amphitheatre, and a 6-mile flood control levee including 5 closure structures, a combination of contracted and city-owned and -maintained streetlights and traffic signals.

Download a DPW Director position description.

For an application and requirements, call (570) 893-5901 or email the City at

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