City of Algoma

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(The City of Algoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer)

director of public works recruitment notice

Link to Document Containing Posting and Job Description 

Link to Employment Application 

The City of Algoma, Wisconsin, is accepting applications to fill the position of Director of Public Works.  The current Director will be completing his work in mid-July of 2018, after four years of public service with the City.  The Director is responsible for the administration, direction and coordination of public works functions for the City, including the marina, streets, and waste water treatment.  The City has over 27 miles of local streets, county and state trunk highways, and approximately 10+ miles of alleys.

The City

 The City of Algoma encompasses an area of approximately 2.51 square miles, and is located in northeastern Kewaunee County, which is situated on the Door Peninsula, along Lake Michigan’s famed “Schooner Coast”.  Located just 30 minutes east of Green Bay, the City is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Algoma is the largest city in Kewaunee County, and borders the townships of Ahnapee and Pierce.  The City of Algoma’s most recent population estimate stands at 3,126.   

Overall, the City of Algoma is considered a family oriented community that has a “park-like” feel, with its grand Crescent Beach and boardwalk.   The city features an attractive harbor and marina that is Wisconsin’s #1 port for world class Salmon and Trout charter fishing for chinook and coho salmon, as well as brown trout, lake trout, and steelheads.   It also offers an abundance of well managed parks, greenspace areas, and various recreational facilities, including the Ahnapee State Trail, and the Ice Age National Trail.  The residents of the city are very active and take pride in their community.  The City lies entirely within the Algoma School District, which provides educational services for students from the City, and the Towns of Ahnapee, Casco, Lincoln and Pierce.  More information about the city is available on our website at

 The Department

The Public Works Department has 5 full-time and one seasonal employee shared with the Parks Department. Full-time staff includes the Director, a Crew Leader, and three maintenance workers. The seasonal employee assists with seasonal parks and street maintenance tasks.

The 2018 Operating Budget for the department is as follows: Marina - $266,800; Streets/Garage/Tree - $858,465.28; and Waste Water Treatment – $934,873. In addition, Capital Project Funds are also allocated to the department.

Public Works Department facilities are located throughout the City. The Director’s office and main garage is located in the west-central area of the community at 1520 Jefferson Street.

The Position

The Director has administrative responsibility for effectively and efficiently planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, and managing operations and maintenance for streets, storm sewers, sanitary sewers; wastewater collection and treatment,  the city owned marina; and certain designated municipally owned facilities; fleet maintenance, as well as all other activities of the Public Works Department. 

The Director is under the immediate supervision by the City Administrator, and subject to general direction from the Mayor, and Common Council.  A detailed position description is provided at the end of this document.

The Director is an exempt, non-represented employee. The position’s annual salary is established by the City of Algoma Salary Schedule. Based on the schedule, the minimum starting salary for the position will be $60,382.                        

An excellent benefit package including health insurance coverage and retirement benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System accompanies this position. Additional benefits and optional insurances are available.

Required Education, Experience and Certifications

The Director should possess extensive responsible Public Works Director experience, preferably in a municipal setting including three years of experience as a Public Works Director in a comparable sized community or seven years of experience as an Assistant Public Works Director.  This experience should include administrative and supervisory duties. The City may consider other public works administrative experience in lieu of these desired qualifications.

A high school diploma is required. Preference will be given to an individual with a post high school education and/or additional training or certifications in managing operations and maintenance for streets, storm sewers, sanitary sewers; wastewater collection and treatment, marinas, facilities and fleet maintenance, as well as all other activities of the public works department. 

The ideal candidate for this position should also have a track record focused on strong customer service, human relations, leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills. This professional, supervisory position must be able to lead the department to full performance capability, achieving high morale and placing “safety first”. Qualified candidates should possess the skills for writing grant application submissions & organizing people, projects and schedules on an ongoing basis.

The Recruitment Process

Interested applicants MUST submit the following items to the address noted below:

• A completed City of Algoma employment application

• A current resume, detailing qualifications for this position

• A list of five (5) work-related references

A printable PDF version of the application can be found on the Director of Public Works recruitment announcement under the “Employment” tab on the left side of the main page of the City’s website,                    

The application form may also be obtained by contacting City Administrator Jeff Wiswell via email at or by phone at (920) 487-5203.

The application deadline is 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018.    The application review process will begin on July 16th and will remain open until the position is filled.

Application materials should be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed as follows, and either mailed or hand-delivered by the deadline noted above to:

Director of Public Works - Recruitment

C/O Jeff Wiswell, City Administrator

City of Algoma

416 Fremont Street

Algoma, WI 54201

Electronic submissions are acceptable and may be forwarded to However, applicants must still provide an original signature on the Applicant’s Statement on page 4 of the City of Algoma Employment Application. This page with original signature should either mailed or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the address above.

Applicant names are subject to release pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, unless confidentiality is requested in writing. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

The selected candidate will be subject to a credit check, criminal background investigation and a physical examination to determine their fitness for duty.

Additional questions on this position or on application procedures may be directed to City Administrator Jeff Wiswell via email at or by phone at (920) 487-5203.

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Contact Kelly Schartner at 920-487-5511 or email or apply in person.

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Algoma, WI 54201

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