Water/Sewer Maintenance Tech

Salary Range: $27,305-40,411
Hiring salary dependent upon qualifications)
Position open until filled 

Director of Public Works & Utilities

Town of Ayden (pop. 5,143), in Pitt County six miles from Greenville and East Carolina University, seeks a qualified Director of Public Works and Utilities. The Director plans, organizes and directs the work of employees engaged in a range of municipal operations and services including engineering services; water, wastewater and stormwater system construction, maintenance, operations and services; street maintenance and repair; building maintenance and repair; electric power distribution; sanitation services; and the fleet management garage. 

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public works and utilities administration, planning and construction; Town policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and equipment and materials used in construction, maintenance and operations local infrastructure. Considerable knowledge of civil engineering design principles and ability to apply them to designated projects, governmental budgeting, personnel and purchasing practices. General knowledge of principles and practices, and laws and regulations, relating to supervised functions. Responsible for $15.5 million budget.

This position is a safety sensitive role and employee is subject to working in inside and outside environments, in adverse weather and emergency situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated based on review of reports, conferences and quality of services delivered to the citizens.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in civil, electrical or environmental engineering or related field preferred, and considerable experience in a responsible management position in the public works or utilities field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen after a conditional offer of employment, and background check.


Send letter of interest and resume to: Ellis Hankins, Sr. VP, The Mercer Group, Inc., by email at aydendpwu2019@gmail.com, by May 31, 2019 or soon after. Request recruitment brochure for more information. Salary range $71,382-$105,645, hiring salary $71,382-$78,663 DOQ. Attractive benefits. EOE, Town values diversity.


Employment Application Information

Employment Application - Automated (Word Document)

When clicking on the link, you will be prompted to "open" or "save" the document. Choose either options. When the document opens, a password prompt screen may appear. If so, click "Read Only" to proceed. This will allow you to complete the application by filling in the fields.  Please note that this application cannot be submitted online.  Once you complete and sign the application, if you wish to scan it, you may email it to the Town Manager's office:  sradcliff@ayden.com.

Employment Application - Handwritten (PDF)
This file is intended for applicants who wish to print and manually complete the application as opposed to electronically completing the application.

Please sign your application and bring it to Ayden Town Hall (4144 West Avenue, Ayden) or mail it to:  Town of Ayden, P.O. Box 219, Ayden NC  28513

Questions concerning all positions should be directed to the Town Manager's office by calling (252) 481-5826
Town Hall is open Monday - Friday; 8:30am - 5:00pm; except holidays.

The Town of Ayden is an EEOC Employer and does not discriminate against any qualified applicant.