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Public Works Director

Date Posted: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
End Date: Open until filled.
Starting Pay:  The Director of Public Works will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package. The City will pay reasonable and customary moving expenses. 

The City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city’s rural character. Located at the northern tip of Fulton County, Milton, incorporated in 2006, is one of the northern metro Atlanta area’s newest cities. The City has been recognized nationally for its high quality of life and was recently ranked the second safest city in the State of Georgia. Milton is a premier city that strives to promote a high quality of life, create a strong sense of community and place, and respects its rural heritage while guiding its future to be the best place to call home.
The City’s ability to balance growth with greenspace and preserving rural character is a key factor in its special lure to both residential and commercial interests. The City boasts more than 40 equestrian facilities including equestrian estates and horse farms, and a galloping horse appears prominently on the City’s logo. Plentiful scenic areas, pastoral views and woodlands are the hallmark of the community character of Milton and help to make it the special and beloved community that residents enjoy.
The City covers 38.52 square miles and serves a population of about 38,771 with approximately 175 miles of roads. The residential makeup of the City consists of a median age of 39.1 years, a per capita income of $54,103 with a median household income of $115,814, and a median home value of $472,514.
The City of Milton operates under a Council‑Manager form of government whereby the City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council. The City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection; community development; the construction and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure; and parks and recreational programs and activities.
Milton’s Public Works Department is responsible for streets, building and grounds maintenance, storm water management, and engineering. The Department employs 8 full-time, highly motivated staff members and operates maintenance activities through multiple public private partnerships. The Department is dedicated to providing citizens with the highest quality services and support using the most innovative service delivery strategies available. The Director must have a clear and passionate commitment to preserving Milton as a premier city that strives to promote a high quality of life, creates a strong sense of community and place and a respect for its cherished rural heritage. 

The Director will work in the area of design, long-range transportation planning and transportation projects, oversees construction projects, and manages public works plan review,storm water management issues and facility maintenance. Additionally, the director will ensure compliance with the City’s NPDES permit, oversee contracts and manage the work of outside contractors, and serves as lead in working with citizens to resolve concerns.
Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field; PE certification required; Seven years of related management experience, preferably in a government setting. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required.
Application Process  This position will remain open until filled.  The screening and selection process and will move forward immediately upon receipt of a sufficient pool of well-qualified applicants.

For prompt consideration, send your resume, cover letter, and current salary to noting position title in the subject line or mail to

Sam Trager
Human Resources Director
City of Milton 
2006 Heritage Walk
Milton, GA 30004

For additional information about this position, contact Sam Trager, Director of Human Resources or by email at


The City of Milton offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package to employees.


Due to Georgia open records laws, all applications are subject to public disclosure.