Help Wanted: Road and Public Works Foreman

Town of Deer Isle seeks to fill the position of Road and Public Works Foreman. Competitive salary and benefits. Details available and at the Deer Isle Town Office. FMI, call 348-2324 or email


To apply: Drop-off, mail or email cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 work-related references to: or

James Fisher, Town Manager

PO Box 627

Deer Isle, ME 04627

(207) 348-2324

Nature of Work:


  • This is responsible administrative, supervisory and technical work directing the operations of the Town's Public Works Department. This is an appointed position in the Town of Deer Isle.

  • The Foreman is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the Public Works Department. Work involves the supervision of all staff involved in various activities, scheduling of departmental activities and projects. Work is performed in coordination with the Town Select Board and Town Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises all Public Works activities including highway and road maintenance and construction, snow removal, and building and equipment maintenance.

  • Supervises long and short term program planning for the Public Works Department; helps prepares the department's budget.

  • Advises the Town Manager and Select Board on all Public Works activities and problems and confers with subordinates during the development and progress of various projects.

  • Oversees construction projects such as street construction or repair, sidewalks.

  • Insures implementation and/or compliance with Federal and State regulations relative to all public works and engineering activities.

  • Receives citizen inquiries or complaints and attempts to resolve the issues.

  • Coordinates and reviews plans and specifications prepared by consultant firms for private or municipal projects; works closely with MDOT in planning and development of projects.

  • Prepares bid specifications for all equipment and projects.

  • Oversees the repair and maintenance of all municipal vehicles and equipment, and is responsible for maintaining the Town Garage facility.

  • Maintains and safely keeps records, instruments, plans, profiles, records of surveys and all other property and papers relating to engineering work of every description belonging to the Town.


Requirements of Work:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as they apply to the planning, location, construction, and operation of municipal streets, sewers, related systems, bridges, dams, and wharves.

  • Ability to organize, direct and coordinate public works activities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate employees, other town officials and the general public.

  • Considerable knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations relating to municipal public works.

  • Operation of  plow, truck, backhoe and other equipment. Occasional heavy lifting. 

  • Class B Commercial Drivers License is required or obtainable within 90 days of hiring.


Training and Experience Required:

  • Experience in municipal public works including work as a labor foreman on road construction and maintenance activities; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Office of the Treasurer/Tax Collector

Office of the Clerk/Registrar of Voters

Ph. 207-348-6060  Fax 207-348-9398

70 Church Street  ~  PO Box 46

Deer Isle, ME 04627

Office of the Selectmen

Town Manager

Ph. 207-348-2324  Fax 207-348-9398

70 Church Street  ~  PO Box 627

Deer Isle, ME 04627