Public Works Director / Town Engineer

Town of Paradise | Paradise, CA

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Posted Date 9/23/2019

Do you love a challenge? Are you energized by opportunities to build outside the box? Are you motivated to make a difference with your skills in project management and departmental development?

If so, we're looking for you.

The Town of Paradise is hiring a Director of Public Works/Town Engineer to actively assist in rebuilding Paradise from the ground up.

As the Public Works Director, you'll report to the Town Manager. In this position, you'll have the unique opportunity to work alongside a resilient community as you develop a safe and sustainable town infrastructure. You'll provide much-needed administrative and professional leadership as you implement engineering, design, and construction programs as well as the Town's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Why Paradise:

Opportunity to help the Town of Paradise recover in a tangible way
Work alongside a supportive Town Manager and Town Council
Competitive pay and benefits

A complete application packet must be received in the Town of Paradise Human Resources Department by 5:00 P.M., Monday, October 14, 2019

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Public Works Department; formulates departmental policies, goals, and directives; coordinates assigned activities with other Town departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among Town departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Town Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Receives administrative direction from the Town Manager. Exercises direct supervision over managerial, supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of supervision.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, business or public administration, or a closely related field and five (5) years progressively responsible management and/or administrative experience in public works, engineering, or a related field.

Licenses: Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.


On November 8, 2018, the most destructive wildfire in California history began in Butte County, California and quickly spread to the Town of Paradise, California. In the aftermath of this disaster, a substantial recovery and rebuilding effort is underway. The energy and enthusiasm for the rebuilding of Paradise is palpable.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is smart, energetic, self-motivated, an excellent project manger,a team player and a team builder. There is never a dull moment at the Town of Paradise with a myriad of rebuilding projects that will keep the organization busy for years to come. The highly responsible Public Works Director / Town Engineer will have a large role in the future success of the Town of Paradise. The incumbent will gain unprecedented experience with this unique opportunity. The Town is looking for someone who is called to step up to this exciting challenge.

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