Business Manager


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City Of Pittsfield
70 Allen Street


Company Description:
The City of Pittsfield is the cultural, commercial, legal, and medical center of the Berkshires – a region renowned for its wonderful people, outstanding standard of living, beautiful landscapes, and the finest in cultural and recreational attractions.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Business Manager
Full Time
Government/Public Service
Bachelor's Degree

Responsible for assisting and indirectly overseeing the financial, personnel, and strategic management of the Department of Public Services & Utilities (DPSU).  Reports to the Commissioner of Public Services & Utilities.  Responsible for performing complex administrative and technical work in coordination with DPSU divisions and staff in a shared vision for development in the City.  Assists with the preparation and monitoring of the department’s fiscal year budget, resolves issues regarding services, interfaces with City departments and outside agencies and develops, implements and monitors departmental policies, procedures and goals.  Work involves the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment in resolving operational problems and policy matters.  Supervision is exercised directly over all supervisory personnel.



  • May act on behalf of the Commissioner of Public Works in his/her absence or as delegated.  
  • Supervises division managers and assigned personnel. 
  • Acts as hearings officer on behalf of the Commissioner: attends hearings, reports outcomes, and recommends appropriate action in personnel hearings and union grievances.
  • Works with the Commissioner to develop, prioritize and recommend an annual capital asset management plan.  
  • Plans, prepares, monitors and evaluates research projects and studies related to department procedures and practices.
  • Develops and monitors goals, objectives and performance measures.
  • Establishes internal procedures for control of revenues and expenditures.
  • Works with the Commissioner to develop, prioritize and manage grant proposals.  
  • Assists in the preparation of efficiency and productivity studies.
  • May acts as liaison for the Public Works Department with the office of the Mayor, City Council, and other municipal departments.
  • Confers with division heads and supervisors on various public works projects and activities.
  • Oversees and directs the department’s information technology systems, including the planning and implementation of new systems and upgrades.
  • Responsible for the development and updating of a department policy and procedures manual. 
  • Assists the Commissioner in reviewing and analyzing departmental budget requests, previous expenditures, proposed work programs and in preparing the annual department budget.
  • Coordinates communication planning: media statements, press releases, inter-departmental correspondence and public relations duties for the department.
  • Performs work assignments related to the establishment of management control systems such as inventories, vehicle use and gasoline usage control.
  • Implements and monitors the department’s safety and training programs.
  • Researches and coordinates all managerial and staff professional development programs.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in engineering, construction management, business or public administration. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or Public Administration. A Master’s degree in these areas is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public works management with specific experience in municipal budgets, personnel management and operational procedures.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of modern municipal public works administration including budgetary and fiscal practices
  • Experience preparing and monitoring a municipal budget in excess of 10 million 
  • Familiarity with the modern and complex principles and practices of computerized maintenance management systems
  • Ability to apply principles of supervision, training, employee motivation and performance evaluation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; occupational hazards and standard safety practices 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and city officials  
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and written correspondences with staff, citizens and business owners regarding departmental matters. 
  • Possess a high code of personal ethics and integrity in meeting demands and carrying out the responsibilities of the position.


This is an office-based job in a dynamic municipal building. While performing the duties of the Business Manager, the incumbent is required to: interact and communicate frequently with the public, government officials, other staff members and boards, and/or third parties transacting business with the City. Will involve attendance at public meetings outside of normal working hours.


Occasional walking, standing and climbing; regularly uses computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity; may involve travel to meetings and other communities. Must lift/push/pull up to 25lbs.


Monday – Friday, 40 Hours per week


$76,690.04 - $99,697.06


Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 4:00PM

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a multicultural work force, excellence in public service, and on-going mutual respect in our working relationships. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions - recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.


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