City of Binghamton, New York

Commissioner of Public Works

August 2, 2017 - 10:07am -- alrutherford
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City of Binghamton
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

The City of Binghamton, New York is currently searching for an individual to lead the City’s Department of Public Works.  The location is ideal, at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, in beautiful upstate New York, just 45 minutes from the Finger Lakes and 3 hours from New York City.  Binghamton is a small city, but offers many of the social, cultural and recreational opportunities of a larger city.


The City of Binghamton Government provides a wide array of services, including roadway and building maintenance, engineering, water and wastewater, refuse collection, street lighting and signals. The Department of Public Works maintains approximately 150 center line miles of roadway for 48,000 residents, plus a growing student population from Binghamton University, consistently rated as one of the best public colleges in the nation.


Minimum Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will be dynamic, innovative and possess proven leadership skills and a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Construction or a closely related field, along with a minimum of ten years of experience in the leadership role in public works, some of which was in a union environment.

The City offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and membership in the NYS Retirement System.

If you are interested in becoming an integral part of the City’s dynamic future, please send your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements to

The City of Binghamton is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversification.  All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment. 



Typical Work Activities: 


The Commissioner of Public Works is a management position, appointed by the Mayor and reporting directly to the Mayor.

Duties include:

-          Managing a workforce of 161 employees.

-          Providing daily leadership for all aspects of the department.

-          Managing an annual operating budget of $14 million

-          Managing an annual capital budget of $10 million

-          Employee/union relations