Our Mission at the Farmington Public Works Department is to work effectively and efficiently in serving the community and in collaboration with other departments, by contributing to the safety, health and quality of life of its citizens and visitors.
Major responsibilities of the Public Works Department:
- 120 miles of winter roads
- 90 miles of summer roads
- 9 miles of sidewalk maintenance and repairs
- General maintenance of the right of way – Pavement markings, sweeping, roadside mowing, curb repair, street signs, ditching, and pothole patching.
- Capital project support –Project management and cost estimating; as well as performing work not contracted like loam and grass seeding, final clean up, adjusting and installing culverts and drainage structures, sidewalk construction, and hand placed asphalt paving.
- Equipment maintenance and repair – Operation of the town garage, regular maintenance and repair of all fleet vehicles and equipment.
The Town of Farmington has a parking ban beginning November 15, 2020 until April 15, 2021 (See 12-3.13 of the Traffic Ordinance for more details). Click here to download the Traffic Ordinance. Click here to download the Public Works Winter Roads Plan.
Geographic Information Service (GIS)
The Town of Farmington's Geographic Information System (GIS) provides access to digital Tax Parcel data as well as other GIS data layers and ortho imagery. Click here to access the online link.
PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Full-time Office Manager
Salary: $50,000 annually Benefits: Health insurance, Retirement, Paid time off (holidays, Vacation and sick time)
Job Summary: Under general direction, the Public Works Office Manager manages support services of the Public Works Department, which includes Recycling Department and Cemeteries. Responsibilities include managing the department’s records and communications functions, coordinating various staff functions within the Department of Public Works; assisting the department’s budgeting and purchasing activities, and serving as a member of the department’s management team; may perform some of the duties of the Public Works Director in his/her absence; and performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties: Administers, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of various support functions within the Public Works Department, including budgeting, contracting, material control, facilities and equipment management costs, and personnel management. Coordinate activities and functions with other Town departments and outside agencies as appropriate such as local school, emergency dispatch, State and Federal departments, local University and local business. May serve on committees; may represent the Department to other departments, agencies, community groups and/or the general public; participates in meetings, conferences, workshop and presentations.
- Plan, organize, direct, and administer operations and functions of a complex public works department.
- Manage a variety of administrative operations, functions, finances and projects.
- Learn and interpret and apply law, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to the operations of a public works department.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others including department heads, officials, employees and other outside government.
- Communicate effectively, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Work independently and willingness to learn and be creative while maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
- Work in a fast-paced environment with distractions while being effective and accurate; consciously and lawfully.
Summary: This position is geared towards joining a fantastic and dedicated team culture that puts public safety, transport and infrastructure functioning vibrantly and functioning effectively.
Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent. Prior Management and/or administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- On call
The Town of Farmington is also accepting applications for the following positions: Full-time Truck Driver/Laborer, Part-time Sidewalk Plow Operator and Spare Plow Truck Operator. Class B Maine Driver’s License is required for Plow Truck Driver, and desirable for Sidewalk Plow Operator. Snow plowing experience is required. Applications are available at the Farmington Town Office and the Town of Farmington Website. The application period will remain open until the positions are filled. If you have any questions, please call Philip Hutchins at 778-2191. E.O.E.
Click here to download an application.