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Village To Hire DPW Director Of Operations And Summer Intern

Both hirings approved by Village Board Monday night.

The village will hire a Department of Public Works director of operations and a Planning and Development Department intern after the Village Board approved both hires Monday night. 

The DPW vacancy is caused by the retirement of Jim Swenson, who is leaving his post at the end of July. The role of the director is to oversee the daily operations in the field.

"It's a critical position given that we have a lot of construction projects as we try to manage our scarce resources," said village trustee Michael Maher, who brought both positions to the full board for approval.

The director's position pays about $70,000. This amount falls within the market range for a position of this type, according to village staff. 

"At this point there is not a request to alter the salary range," said Maher, who chairs the budget and finance committee, which recommended both positions to the Village Board.

The intern will work 20 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer. The intern will be paid $11 an hour. According to Maher, the budget and finance committee recommended staff give the summer intern a clear and attainable set of tasks to complete before the end of the summer.

Maher also told the Village Board the intern will play a critical role this summer in providing assistance to village staff who will be inundated with several key development projects.

Both positions were unamiously approved by the board.

David Tatarowicz May 22, 2012 at 09:11 PM
What are the requirements for the Director of Operations position? Does that person need an engineering degree -- so many years experience -- prior management experience -- for $70,000 per year the requirements should be very high.

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