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Rye NH - Public Works Director

Posted Sep 16, 2021

The Town of Rye (pop. 5,500) seeks a dynamic, resourceful, and experienced Public Works Director. The incumbent is retiring after 11+ years of service to the town. Rye is located along 9 miles of the beautiful NH Seacoast, and its miles of beaches make this a busy tourist and seasonal destination. This is a full-time, non-union, department head position that reports to a 3 member Select Board through the Town Administrator; responsible for supervising, directing, and managing all administrative and technical aspects of the Town’s Public Works Department which includes 5 divisions: administration, highway, solid waste, building & grounds, and stormwater.

Successful candidates should possess in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of running a public works department with special focus on administering MS4 compliance practices, and start-up & integration of a GPS/GIS system. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is strongly desired; however, a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to succeed in this position will be considered. The Town of Rye offers a competitive benefit package. Salary range to $96,450; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. The Town of Rye is an equal opportunity employer.


Administrative Office: Plymouth, NH | Seacoast Office: Portsmouth, NH Toll Free: 866.501.0352 Tel: 603.279.0352