Help Wanted: FT Deputy Director of Public Works, Merrimack, NH

December 15, 2022
Location: Town Hall, Merrimack, NH 03054
Department: Public Works Administration
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Starting Range $92,000 - 100,000*
Position Type: Full-Time
Status: Until Filled


Under general supervision of the Public Works Director, performs a variety of technical tasks related to regulatory compliance, Federal, State, and Local permitting, program development and compliance program implementation for wastewater, storm water, and other environmental programs.

Incumbent will plan, organize and direct the activities of Regulatory Compliance within the Public Works Department; coordinate activities within departmental divisions and for other departments; and will provide highly responsible technical support to the Public Works Director. Utilizes logic and reasoning to understand, analyze and evaluate complex situations and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to compliance issues

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of professional environmental management and the scientific principles involved with human/environmental interactions that affect land, water and air to include: understanding of various complex assessments and evaluations; development and implementation technology tools in support of the MS4 permit programs; application of pollution prevention fundamentals, and strong knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations. High level of proficiency with business software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and other data analytics with staff. Knowledge of principles of project and program management, including scheduling, prioritizing and long-range planning and advanced principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Ability to represent the Department/Town on permitting matters, make well informed decisions while consensus building, mitigate conflicts and balance interests of multiple stakeholders with Town interests; ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during the course of work and to evaluate alternative solutions and develop and present recommendations; use initiative and exercise sound judgment; meet the physical requirements necessary to perform required duties in a safe and effective manner for self and others; identify with department and Town goals and objectives and support Town priorities and needs.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a scientific or engineering discipline such as chemistry, biology, environmental science, civil or sanitary engineering or closely related field. Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience, in permitting, monitoring and environmental compliance in water and/or wastewater system.

For more information or to apply, please Visit the Town of Merrimack Website