Commissioner of Public Works & Parks

City of Worcester

The city of Worcester (population 185,000; FY21 budget: $721.8M) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Commissioner of Public Works & Parks ($100M budget). The Commissioner is responsible for monitoring and managing the work of a major department of the cty overseeing the water, sewer and street systems, traffic, parking, solid waste collection and disposal, fleet maintenance, street lighting, municipal engineering, architectural services, parks, forestry, recreation, cemetery, and vertical construction. The Commissioner is responsible for the preparation and management of the department’s annual operating and capital budgets as well as the direction, coordination, and administration of the DPW’s various divisions. The department includes 450 full-time, 10 part-time, and 150 seasonal employees. Worcester seeks an energetic and data-driven professional excited by the opportunity to work collaboratively on major multi-million-dollar projects. This leadership position requires excellent management and communication skills as well as a strong understanding of project and construction management. Applicants should have a master’s degree, preferably in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field. More than 10 years of related work experience, with at least five years in a management or supervisory capacity is required, with 15+ years of progressively responsible public works operational experience including 10 years in a managerial capacity preferred. A Professional Engineer License is preferred as is experience working in New England. A detailed position statement can be located at

Salary: $175K+/- commensurate with qualifications. Worcester is an EOE/AA employer. For additional information related to the position, the city and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at Resumes and cover letters, in confidence, via email in a single PDF, to: Subject: Worcester DPW Commissioner Search. Position is open until filled.