The City Manager seeks a highly effective administrator to oversee the Public Works operations, with a commitment to high touch customer service to serve and respond to residents who have a strong spirit of engagement and interest in their community. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Public Works Director oversees all public Works operations, which includes engineering and maintenance operations. The Utility Engineering Manager/City Engineer and Maintenance Superintendent report directly to the Public Works Director.
The ideal candidate will be a "hands-on" leader with experience in managing sewer systems, pavement management, and engineering principles. This candidate will also be skillful at interacting with the public, responsive and diplomatic. The Public Works Director will be a collaborative leader and work closely with the Executive Team, particularly with the Planning and Building Director, as coordination between these departments is essential for effective project delivery and excellent internal and external customer service delivery.
City Council goals for this coming fiscal year include completion of the El Monte Fire Station Utility Undergrounding Project, implementation of key projects in the Pathways Master Plan and completion of improvements to Purissima Park funded by Prop 68, and the Public Works Director will be instrumental in leading these projects to completion. Another key Council priority under the Quality of Life Goal is the exploration and development of a plan for Town-wide utility undergrounding. The underground utility feasibility study is underway and will assess the overall system and condition of the Town's existing utilities infrastructure, develop design options for undergrounding of existing overhead utilities, outline the benefits and disadvantages of relocating overhead utilities underground, develop a preliminary plan design and estimate for a Town-wide undergrounding program and identify cost and funding options.
Minimum requirements for this position include a bachelor's degree with a major in civil engineering, constriction management, public administration, or a closely related field, with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a municipal public works or engineering organization, or equivalent experience in project management of construction. Experience in street, drainage, and sanitary sewer project management is required and candidates must be knowledgeable of personal computer programs and usage, or ability to learn quickly, and knowledgeable of contract management and preparation of bid packages.
The candidate will have strong administrative and leadership skills in addition to exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. The selected candidate will be expected to hit the ground running and utilize their skill-set to engage and respond to the community and execute priority projects.