Assistant Public Works Director

City of Simi Valley | Simi Valley, CA

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Posted Date 2/12/2024

The City of Simi Valley is recruiting for two Assistant Public Works Directors as a result of one retirement and the establishment of a second Assistant Director position. One Assistant Director will be responsible for engineering and environmental compliance, and the second will be responsible for waterworks operations, sanitation operations, and maintenance operations. If you are interested in being considered for both positions, a separate application must be submitted for each position.

Salary: $143,667.89-$185,310.53 Annually

For more information on compensation, benefits, and much more, click on the job flyer below. 


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate Characteristics:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in public works operations such as waterworks, sanitation/waste water, and maintenance.
  • Strong management and administration skills and experience.
  • An individual that leads by example as well as teaches and educates staff.
  • Excellent communicator including presentations at City Councils, Planning Commissions, Neighborhood Organizations, etc, including prepared and presented staff reports and other correspondence to a variety of councils, commissions and committees, boards, and neighborhood organizations.
  • Participated directly with other local, regional, state, and federal agencies on Water and Wastewater issues.
  • Possession of registration as a professional engineer in the State of California is desirable.


Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities required to perform this role is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge would be equivalent to a Bachelor’s
degree with major course work in engineering, public administration, business administration or a related
field and five years of increasingly responsible public works experience including two years of administrative
and supervisory responsibility. Possession of registration as a professional engineer in the State of California is desirable.


Special Instructions

All offers of employment are contingent on successfully passing a background investigation and may also include a pre-employment physical and/or drug screen. 

Ready to apply? 

Click apply and attach a current resume! Complete the boxes on the application marked with a star/asterisk (*) and the supplemental questionnaire. The most qualified candidates will be invited to the next steps in our hiring process.

Selection Process: Candidates who possess the best combination of qualifications will be invited to the next steps in our process. The eligibility list for hire will be determined by the supplemental questions. 

This recruitment is open until 5:00 p.m., February 20, 2024. Apply online at

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must submit form DD214.

Reasonable Accommodation: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Division, in writing.



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