Public Works Jobs

The Department of Public Works offers career opportunities in many different fields and employs over 350 people from all different backgrounds with a range of skill sets:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers & Scientists
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Professionals
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Hydraulic Modelers
  • AutoCAD Technicians
  • Laborers
  • Skilled Tradespeople:
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Masons
  • Unskilled Tradespeople
  • Automotive and Heavy Equipment Technicians
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Finance Professionals
  • Seasonal Employees

Current Openings


Civil Engineer I, closing 8-14-22
Civil Engineer II, closing 8-14-22
Public Works Contract Officer, closing 8-14-22
Public Works Inspector, closing 8-14-22


Chief of Building Operations and Maintenance, closing 8-13-22
Plumberclosing 8-8-22 
Architect, closing 8-13-22


Environmental Analystclosing 8-5-22

Sewer/Construction Support/Plant Operations

Electricianclosing 8-4-22 
Electronics Technicianclosing 8-14-22 
Motor Equipment Operator II (MEO II), closing 8-14-22
Plumberclosing 8-8-22 
Senior Electricianclosing 8-4-22  

Coming Soon (September 2022):

Mason (Construction Support)
Environmental Program Manager (Stormwater and Environmental)

To apply to an open position, click here.

Additional Resources

For more information on job opportunities with the Department of Public Works and New Castle County Government, visit or contact:

Human Resources:
87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302-395-5180
Fax: 302-395-5190
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

24-Hour Jobs Hotline:
Phone: 302-395-5627

New Castle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.