Adams Looking to Fill Long-Vacant DPW Director Post
Adams hopes to get a job posting out for a Department of Public Works director as soon as possible.
iBerkshires.com reports the position has been vacant since the retirement of David Nuvallie in March 2018.
The personnel subcommittee of the Board of Selectmen is recommending a job description to a full meeting of the board on Wednesday. Once approved, the conversation can turn to advertising.
Town Administrator Jay Green told the subcommittee on Tuesday that the description hasn't changed much — but the expectations have.
The minimum qualifications will require a bachelor's degree in a relevant field — civil engineer, public administration, engineering or management — and five years of progressive responsibility in public works, operations, construction, facility management or a combination of experience and education.
The director, per town charter, would work under the policy direction of the Selectmen and administrative direction of the town administrator.
The DPW post had been left empty largely because the town didn't have a town administrator for a year until Green was hired this past February. The administrative duties of the director had been taken on by Community Development Director Donna Cesan, as acting town administrator, and more recently split between her and Green.
The subcommittee also recommended job descriptions for special police officer and two new positions: animal control/parking attendant and custodian/transfer station attendant.