The town of Palmer (pop. 13,000; FY22 budget: $38M) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Public Works ($4.14M budget; 20 personnel). The Director leads and manages all operations and personnel in the DPW, including Administration, Operations, Engineering, Stormwater, and Sewer. The Director is responsible for preparation and management of the department’s annual operating and capital budgets. Palmer seeks an experienced, innovative, and dynamic professional excited by the opportunity to work collaboratively on major projects. This leadership position requires excellent management and communication skills as well as a strong understanding of project management. Applicants should be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with a specialization in engineering. A master’s degree, preferably in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field, is a plus. An applicant with 10+ years of progressively responsible public works operational experience including 5+ years of public works management experience preferred. A Professional Engineer License is preferred. Massachusetts Certified Public Procurement (MCPPO) training is preferred. A detailed position statement can be located at

Starting Salary: $115,000 to $125,000, commensurate with qualifications. Palmer is an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Residency is not required by the town would prefer the employee reside within 25 miles.

For additional information related to the position, the town, and the application process, contact Ryan McNutt, Town Manager. Submit resume and letter of interest to Town Manager’s Office, 4417 Main Street, Palmer MA 01069. Or by emailing Open until filled.