Chief of Public Works

Monterey County | Salinas, CA

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Posted Date 1/07/2021

Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 446,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the area year-round. Monterey County boasts world-renowned attractions such as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and the Steinbeck Center.

The Chief of Public Works is tasked with oversight of engineering and maintenance of roads and bridges, special districts, stormwater and floodplain management, and traffic engineering. This Chief will join the organization during a time of exciting and challenging transition as there is a great opportunity to facilitate, coordinate and enhance communications, work systems, and processes throughout the division. This will require proactive and progressive leadership in helping to create an environment and culture of collaboration, innovation and efficiency. Administration skills related to financial and capital planning, budgeting and management of resources are critical to this role.

The ideal candidate will typically possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and at least five years of administrative, supervisory, or managerial level experience that includes a wide variety of engineering activities. Valid registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering within the State of California, or the ability to secure that registration within one year, is required. An MS/MA degree and experience in customer service, operations and maintenance principles, and traffic engineering are highly desirable. The salary range is $134,024 - $182,946 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 5, 2021.

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Local Government
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