Public Works Director

City of College Place, Washington | College Place, WA

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Posted Date 4/07/2021



City of College Place, Washington

Salary:  $103,776 - $116,796


Nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains, two miles north of the Oregon border in southeastern Washington, the City of College Place is located in Walla Walla County. College Place was given its name in 1891, after Seventh-day Adventists decided to establish a college in the area adjacent to Walla Walla's southwest border. Today the area is home to approximately 10,000 residents and is primarily residential. Home to the majority of Walla Walla University’s students, the College Place campus is located about three miles west of Walla Walla, which has been recognized as “America’s Friendliest Small Town” by USA Today and Rand McNally. The area boasts over 100 world class wineries, and three 18-hole golf courses, recreational trails, and local rivers provide for a variety of recreational opportunities.


The City of College Place Public Works Department operates on a budget of $8,884,000 with 12 FTEs. Services provided by the department include water, wastewater, street maintenance, stormwater, park maintenance, fleet maintenance, and urban forestry. Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Public Works Director plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Public Works Department, including streets (including bridges, culverts, and traffic signals), park maintenance, stormwater, equipment repair and replacement, and right-of-way permitting/plan review. This position will also have direct oversight of outsourced services, including solid waste collection, wastewater treatment plant and collection system, and engineering services. The Public Works Director will be responsible for the coordination of outside franchise utility providers for natural gas, power, and internet services.


A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, or a closely related field; and 4 years of increasingly responsible public works administration, including 2 years of management and administrative responsibility, and at least 2 years of experience with municipal utilities is required. Possession of a valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington is highly desired.


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of College Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 9, 2021 (open until filled).

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