Director of Public Works – Job Opening

The Village of Sharon (Population 1600), located in southeast Wisconsin, right on the Illinois-Wisconsin boarder, is seeking an experienced and driven individual to lead a staff of 2 full-time and 1 part time employees and direct, administer and supervise all activities of the street, park, water, and sewer departments.

The ideal candidate must be a strong team leader, be passionate about providing public services and have demonstrated experience leading and managing in a local government setting.  Must be able to prepare and manage an annual DPW budget and understand and prepare technical documents.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate a high level of integrity, a strong work ethic and cultivate positive and productive relationships with the village board, staff and community members.

Position qualifications include at least five (5) years progressive municipal public works management and technical experience including familiarity with managing municipal utilities (water, wastewater, stormwater).  Education achievement may be considered in lieu of management experience, especially a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, civil engineering, or another related field.  Candidate must be willing to relocate within a 15 minute response time to the Village of Sharon.  Excellent salary and benefits package available.

Interested candidates must submit application, resume, cover letter and three (3) profession references to Village Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer David Thurnau at:

Village of Sharon

Attn: David Thurnau

PO Box 379

Sharon, WI 53585

[email protected]


Public Works Director Job Application

Public Works Director Job Description

Have a Voice in Village Government!

Public involvement is critical when it comes to the effective operation of our Village.  Village Trustees and Village staff rely on the thoughts, experience, and ideas of appointed citizen members of our many committees, commissions, and boards.  Without the input from such citizens, the Village would be unable to make decisions that are in the best interest of the majority of our residents.

And this is a great time to get involved!  With the Village election around the corner, on April 3rd, we will be establishing committees and commissions for the upcoming year.  Currently we are looking to fill positions on:

  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Streets and Parks Committee

Additional committees may have openings as well, so please do feel free to reach out if you are interested in getting involved. 

If you would like to be considered for a citizen appointment or if you would like more information about any particular appointment, please contact Village Administrator David Thurnau via phone at 262-736-4888, via email at [email protected] , or you are always welcome to stop into the Clerk’s Office in person.

We certainly hope to see you involved in the operation of our community!