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Town of Burlington, MA Operations Manager in Burlington, Massachusetts

Operations Manager Burlington, MA Apply Now

The Department of Public Works provides high quality services to all of the Town of Burlington. The DPW is made up of six divisions including Administration, Buildings and Cemeteries, Central Maintenance, Engineering, Highway, and Water and Sewer. With its 65 full-time, 1 part-time, and 9 seasonal employees, the department maintains the Town’s roadway, drainage, water, sewer, street lights, traffic lights, buildings and cemetery infrastructure. In addition, the department provides daily services such as water, sanitary sewer, trash pick-up and winter maintenance operations. We are seeking a strong, strategic leader to oversee the day to day operations of the Water and Sewer, Buildings and Cemeteries, Central Maintenance and Highway divisions of the department.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and monitor the policies, priorities and work programs of the divisions

  • Develop and oversee division budgets and financial resources

  • Oversee weekly payroll, overtime and distribution of time off

  • Oversee operations of the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, cleaning and repair of the Town’s critical infrastructure relating to buildings, cemeteries, roadways, sidewalks, traffic systems, water and sewer, motor vehicle equipment and storm drainage systems

  • Manage the use of resources to maintain the Town’s public rights of way in a state of good repair and safe passage

  • Manage and oversee the Town’s winter storm operations; extended hours for winter storms and emergency events required

    Minimum qualifications include

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, public administration, or related field

  • Minimum 10 years of responsible municipal experience, 5 of which in senior management

  • Conversant and knowledgeable of DPW practices and procedures

  • Excellent administrative, management, organizational, communication, and customer service skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Registered as a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Massachusetts is desirable but not required

    This is a non-union position. Salary is within Grade 15, of the Administrative & Professional Compensation Plan, offering annual increases via step system. Pay range starts at $92,090 with the opportunity to advance to a max rate of $125,566. Starting rate is competitive and dependent upon experience, and includes comprehensive and generous benefits.

    Benefits include

    Health and Dental Insurance

    Paid Time Off - vacation, sick, personal, holiday

    Pension Plan

    Deferred Compensation Match

    Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    Position will remain open until filled.

    Methods to apply for this position:

    Click on the Apply Now button (preferred)


    Send letter of interest, resume, and application ( to:

    Joanne M. Faust, SPHR

    Human Resources Director

    Town of Burlington

    29 Center Street

    Burlington, MA 01803

    The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer