Streets Operations Manager

Job ID
Employment Type
Job Location
US-IL-Orland Park
IMRF Eligibile
IMRF Eligible
Streets and Utilities Maintenance
$78,000 - $109,000

Opportunity at a Glance

The Village of Orland Park’s Public Works Department is seeking a Streets Operations Manager to oversee the planning, organization, coordination, and administration of the activities of the Street Division operations.  This position is responsible for maintaining over 500 lane miles of roadways, including 3,200 street lights and 28,000 parkway trees within the village limits.  The division is also responsible for administering the Village’s Road Improvement Program consisting of pavement rehabilitation, curb repair, ADA compliant sidewalk improvements, pavement patching, pavement marking, crack sealing, sidewalk slab raising and pavement rejuvenator.  Also included are parkway tree management, brick paver maintenance, excavation restoration, and snow operations. 

Key Responsibilities

This highly responsible position will establish the Street Division’s strategic plan and sets short-term and long- term goals and objectives in collaboration with the department director.  This position will prepare the Street Division operating budget of approximately $3,500,000, along with a $4,000,000 - $7,000,000 capital budget; manage and monitor the budget including reviewing and approving expenditures while assuming responsibility for controlling expenditures.  In addition, this position will participate in performance management programs, establish and coordinate the data collection of division performance measures, and reviews reports and makes recommendations for improvement.  Will develop and update operational and safety procedures; recommend changes in division policies and procedures; and establishes specifications for projects, supplies, materials, vehicles and equipment.


This position will oversee 17 full-time staff and 5 part-time and seasonal staff of the Street Division by providing direction in the recruitment, evaluation, motivation and discipline of staff and making recommendations concerning the hiring, discipline and dismissal of staff to the Director of Public Works.  In addition, this position will review and ensure timely completion of employee evaluations, personnel action and other employee forms; convey priorities to assist the foreman in scheduling appropriately approve overtime with the approval of the Director of Public Works and/or designee; respond to employee grievances; instruct and supervise employees in proper work methods; conducts division meetings; and plan training sessions and safety meetings.


This position will oversee the management of the village snow removal program including overseeing these programs for timely response and effectiveness and making recommendations for adjustments based on changing technology and environmental demands.  Develops and supervises the preventative maintenance program; Develops and coordinates the capital Road Improvement Program; attends interdepartmental meetings and job related seminars; promote, support, and enforces safety and loss control programs to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.  Conducts and documents accident investigations involving division employees. 


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

This position requires a minimum of seven (7) – ten (10) years of related public works experience along with five (5) years of supervisory experience in a related environment is required.  Prior experience working with unions is strongly preferred.  Requires extensive knowledge of concrete, asphalt, roadway and sewer repairs; requires extensive knowledge of materials, chemicals, tools, machinery and equipment necessary to maintain village roadway and infrastructure; and extensive knowledge of storm water management.  Class “A” commercial driver’s license with air brake, trailer, and tanker endorsements is preferred.  Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of street and infrastructure construction within the confines of a municipal environment is required.  The ability to read and interpret blueprints; thorough knowledge of potential hazards and safety requirements necessary in the operation and maintenance of a municipal setting; complete knowledge of federal, state and local laws, and regulations and ordinances pertaining to municipal roadway operations and ADA regulations is required.


Selected candidate will embrace the concepts of continuous improvement and share a dedication and commitment to the Village of Orland Park’s employee values which embody; integrity, communication, teamwork, professionalism and quality of life.


Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm.  Must be available for emergency callout duty for one (1) week every four-six (4-6) weeks.  Must be available during winter months for snow command operations.


Compensation & Benefits

Salary range $78,000 - $109,000 depending on qualifications.  The Village of Orland Park offers a comprehensive employee benefits program which includes multiple medical plan designs offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, dental, vision, life insurance, and an employee wellness program.  Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan with options through Nationwide, ICMA-RC, Mass Mutual, or AXA Advisors are also available.  The Village of Orland Park also provides for paid vacation, personal, sick days, and holidays.


The recruitment for this position will remain open until filled. 



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