Deputy Director of Public Works

GMP Consulting | Sammamish, WA

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Posted Date 10/19/2023

The City of Sammamish, WA is seeking a Deputy Director of Public Works for this vibrant city of 68,000 located 20 minutes east of Seattle. This family friendly city is known for offering suburban living amid natural beauty with easy access to big city amenities. In 2021, Sammamish was named by WalletHub as “Best Small City to Live In” and by Safewise as “Safest City in Washington.” Due to its exceptional quality of life, the city is in high demand.



Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Deputy Director administers, manages, and coordinates assigned divisions and functional areas, and related programs, projects, budgets, and personnel of the Public Works Department. With a team of 46.74 FTEs, the Department provides services across 23.5 square miles with a 2023-2024 General Fund (Operations) budget of $21.5M, Transportation Capital Program: of $11.7M, and Stormwater Utility of $24M. A hybrid work schedule is available.


Ideal candidate traits include:


  • Technical expertise in transportation planning or traffic engineering/operations.
  • Aptitude for innovation, strategic thinking, excellent communication, and collaboration; and is able to foster a culture that reflects those values.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.


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More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Sammamish with this search. Learn more at The City of Sammamish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is November 12, 2023.

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Local Government
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