New Job Opportunity with the Village

We are hiring!


The Village of Pinckney is a small community with a population of 2400 located in Livingston County. The Director of Public Works would oversee a 4-person full time staff and seasonal part time staff responsible for drinking water operation and distribution, wastewater operation and distribution, and public works. In addition, the Director would coordinate activities with the State and Federal regulatory agencies. Qualified applicants must meet job requirements contained in the job description.

Salary ($72,000 – $85,000) depends on qualifications and experience, and a competitive fringe benefits package (retirement, health care, 457 plan) is provided.

Interested applicants should submit letter of interest and a completed job application to Jill Chapman, Village Clerk, Village of Pinckney, 220 S. Howell, Pinckney, MI 48169. Applications can be found here:

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021.

The Village of Pinckney is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  1. Must have and be able to maintain an L2 License for Municipal Wastewater Treatment as well as S3 & D3 Licenses for Drinking Water Limited Treatment & Distribution.
  2. Experience working with SCADA systems, lagoon systems and lift stations as well as water system and DPW operations.
  3. Knowledge of applicable laws, rules and standards relevant to operation and distribution of safe drinking water and wastewater – including but not limited to EGLE Regulations, EPA Safe Drinking Water Act, and OSHA Standards.
  4. Computer skills in Microsoft, Excel, Word and Road Soft.
  5. A valid State of Michigan Driver’s License along with a satisfactory driving record and the ability to maintain both throughout employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  1. A minimum of five years of management experience is required.
  2. CDL Class B with airbrake endorsement is strongly recommended.
  3. Ability to respond to system emergencies and attend meetings at times other than normal business hours. Ability to travel as required.
  4. Ability to problem-solve, plan, direct and supervise the work of others in both written and oral form.
  5. Ability to review, produce and implement policies, procedures and preventative maintenance programs.
  6. Ability to deploy diplomacy in contentious or confrontational situations and interact professionally with employees, higher management, the general public, professional contacts and regulatory agents.
  7. Applicable field or the equivalent education or technical training in utility system construction and maintenance.
  8. Knowledge of the procedures, practices and health regulations governing the Village’s utility systems and ability to effectively manage construction, maintenance and repair activities to ensure efficient operations of the utility and street system.
  9. Knowledge of the equipment and tools associated with system operations and related maintenance practices and safety procedures.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Oversight of Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations and Distribution including but not limited to sample collection, reporting, chemical feeds, lift station monitoring and maintenance, plant monitoring and maintenance.
  2. Completing the necessary regulatory paperwork and ensuring the Village is in compliance with State, Federal and local regulations.
  3. Schedule and coordinate work assignments with DPW staff.
  4. Review and update maintenance procedures.
  5. Instruct, train, supervise, evaluate and assist in recruiting, hiring and disciplining department personnel. Ensure employees are properly trained in operations and safety procedures. Prioritize work assignments and prepare work schedule and job assignments.
  6. Implement the annual operating and capital improvement budgets. Review and monitor that the revenues and expenditures are within budget parameters.
  7. Provide community relations as they relate to the wastewater and water distribution systems and DPW.
  8. Represent the Village on capital improvement projects that relate to the wastewater and water distribution systems and street reconstruction and with regulatory agencies.
  9. Monitor, supervise and assist installation and repair treatment and collection equipment. Provide technical advice and assistance to employees on complex or unusual work assignments.
  10. Coordinate work with utility companies, contractors and/or other Village departments.
  11. Develop and direct preventative maintenance programs. Implement maintenance systems for equipment and monitor work in progress. Determine emergency procedures in the event of equipment failures and power outages.
  12. Maintain detailed and accurate records as they relate to the wastewater and water distribution systems and DPW, including distribution and system maps, service records, operational records and reports, related documentation and complete business records.
  13. Maintain a work order system that tracks complaints, work tasks and maintenance.
  14. Perform related work as required and as assigned by the Village Council.
  15. Computer skills, including the ability to perform analysis techniques, statistics and budget preparation.
  16. Interpret and apply Village policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

 Physical Demands and Work Environment

  1. Ability to move about, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to extend one’s arm(s) in any direction and ability to support oneself in an erect position. Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs and the like with ease and agility.
  2. Ability to bend downward and/or forward and the ability to move short and long distances to accomplish tasks.
  3. Ability to raise or lower substantial objects from different positions or move objects horizontally.
  4. Ability to reach, grab, pull, hold and push objects.
  5. Ability to manipulate small or large objects precisely by whatever means. Ability to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture, by tactile means, including the ability to use the senses of sight, smell, hearing and feeling.
  6. Ability to walk, stand, bend and turn, including performing such actions on wet or varied surfaces.
  7. The employee will be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions, weather and temperature changes. Temperature may be below 32 degrees for extended periods of time.
  8. Ability to sit for periods of time.
  9. Exposure to noise, vibrations, fumes, odors, dust and/or grass.
  10. Frequently required to wear safety equipment, such as hard hats, glasses, work boots and vests.

Please submit your resume, Village application form and references to

The Village of Pinckney is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All employment decisions at Village of Pinckney are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Village of Pinckney will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.