Union City Hall

The city of Union still is searching for a new public works director.

The city has been without a director since Harold Lampkin retired Sept. 7. City Administrator Russell Rost has been filling in on an interim basis.

“It’s working well,” he said. “It’s a significant amount of time required to manage it.”

Rost said the city is accepting applications and the position will be open until filled. He said the city recently made an offer to a candidate, but the candidate turned it down.

Lampkin was the first public works director for the city when he was hired in 2003. In total, he spent 45 years with the city before retiring in September.

“He was a well-loved supervisor,” Rost said about Lampkin. “He’s going to be deeply missed. He was an important part of my staff and it’s going to be a tremendous adjustment figuring out how to go forward.”

Job Information

Information on the job can be found on the city’s website at www.ci.union.mo.us/government/employment_opportunities/index.php.

The director position is responsible for the day-to-day management of the city’s water, wastewater, and street maintenance operations.

According to the job posting, the city is seeking an “experienced professional.” The ideal candidate would have a professional background, which includes five years of increasingly responsible experience in management and leadership in a municipal public works environment.

The city also would prefer someone with a Bachelor Of Science degree in civil engineering. Equivalent experience in public works management will be considered for evaluation.

The starting salary is dependent on education and experience level.

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé to City of Union, Attention Russell Rost, 500 East Locust St., Union, MO 63084 or by email to rrost@unionmissouri.org.