Published date: March 27, 2024

Brochure – Town of Prosper, TX – Public Works Director



The Town of Prosper offers a compelling municipal leadership opportunity to a public works professional experienced with water/wastewater, drainage, and municipal maintenance. The next Public Works Director will improve a growing department in a rapidly evolving North Texas residential community. This position offers an excellent opportunity to have a transformative role in preparing the community of Prosper for its future.


Ideally situated 35 miles north of Dallas and 55 miles from Fort Worth at the intersections of Preston Road and U.S. Highway 380, the Town of Prosper is a welcoming community located in North Central Texas, just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway cities of Frisco and Plano. With a current population of about 42,000, Prosper continues to grow and develop. Prosper offers all the amenities of urban life delivered with small-town charm. The Town boasts a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, camping, hiking, and shopping excursions in trendy boutiques in the historic Downtown–activities which keep Prosper’s residents rooted at home.


The Public Works Department carries out its essential functions and achieves its primary objective of providing for the public’s safety, while cost-effectively maintaining the Town’s infrastructure and planning for future needs. The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide the best possible services to Prosper’s residents and business community in the areas of public street maintenance, solid waste and drainage utilities, and water/wastewater services. With a total operating budget of $16.1 million and a staff of 62 FTEs (full-time equivalent), the Public Works Department consists of the three divisions: Streets, Water/Wastewater, and Environmental Services.


Prosper’s Public Works Director is an at-will, executive level position operating under the general administrative direction of the Assistant Town Manager. With four direct reports, the Public Works Director’s primary responsibilities include planning, managing, and directing the daily operations and services of the City’s streets, water/wastewater systems, and other assigned public services. Key functions of the position include preparing and administering the Public Works $16.1 million departmental budget, monitoring annual projections and justifications, submitting budget requests, approving expenditures, and implementing adjustments as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a strong operational background in Public Works, including a solid understanding of water and wastewater systems; a proven history of managing various municipal services and capital projects; experience developing and implementing annual maintenance program and managing operating/capital improvement budgets; and a demonstrated competency in negotiating contracts and developing equipment maintenance and replacement programs. While an engineering background is considered valuable, it is not required. The Town of Prosper currently has excellent staff and contract engineers that provide technical engineering expertise.


Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the position is qualifying. The most attractive candidates will possess the following:

Education – A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field.

Experience – Eight (8) years of construction management experience, three (3) years of which are in a managerial or supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses & Certifications

  • Texas Professional Engineer License is preferred.
  • TCEQ Class C Water Operator license and Class II Wastewater Collection license are preferred.


The Town of Prosper offers comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits. The annual compensation range for this position is $125,920 to $163,696 with final placement in the range dependent on qualifications and experience. Prosper offers an excellent benefits package including retirement provided through the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): 7% employee contribution with an employer matching contribution at 2/1 for the employees’ retirement program.

For additional benefit information, review the detailed recruitment brochure at


A preliminary closing date has been set for Monday, April 22, 2024; however, candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive résumé as this recruitment may close early once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established. Apply at:

Due to the public nature of searches in the State of Texas, before submission of materials, confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Jacqueline Seabrooks|| (916) 550-4100


This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.


The Town of Prosper is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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