Executive Director Public Works

City of Ontario | Ontario, CA

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Posted Date 11/24/2018


Do you feel a responsibility to improve your community's quality of life and protect the living environment at the same time? Do you want to do something with your life that makes a difference to others? Are you known for your strategic leadership, planning, and policy facilitation and implementation? If so, we may have the perfect career opportunity for you!

The City of Ontario is seeking a visionary leader who is dynamic, solution-oriented, and results-driven with a passion for public service to join the team as the Executive Director Public Works. The Executive Director Public Works is an at-will position and a key member of the Executive Management Team. Receiving direction from the City Manager, the Executive Director Public Works exercises general supervision over approx. 120 professional, technical, and clerical positions within the Public Works Agency which includes Parks and Street Maintenance, Facilities and Fleet Maintenance, and Airport Fleet Services.

The top candidate will be a creative, analytical, and decisive individual who focuses on what is best for Ontario's community today and in the future. The successful candidate is one who clearly understands the mission and vision of the City and is tactical with a proven track record of inspiring, motivating, and empowering the workforce while striving towards continued excellence. They embody what it means to be a public servant by serving the community and workforce with commitment, empathy, dedication, initiative, and drive. This individual is a hard-working professional who exemplifies ethics, self-awareness, and humility while being an intuitive, diplomatic, and clear communicator. As an innovative problem solver, the ideal candidate is one who has a reputation for efficiency, follow-through, and producing extraordinary results; and for fostering cooperative teamwork and developing strong relationships at all levels throughout the Agency and the City with open, frequent, and meaningful communication. Additionally, the successful candidate will embody the values of the City's Approach to Public Service and demonstrate the core values of our Management Team: Integrity; Leadership; Trust; Teamwork; Meaningful Communication; Exceptional Customer Service; Excellence; Precision Execution; and Vision.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field.

Five years of extensive managerial, operational, and administrative experience at the level of Department Head or higher with a municipal or county government; this experience should include budget administration, project administration, and leading diverse teams in the implementation of City Council and/or community goals.

Valid California Class C driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM. For a complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit www.ontarioca.gov/employment. The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept only the first one hundred (100) applications from applicants that meet the qualification guidelines. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

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