Public Works Director

Churchill County | Fallon, NV

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Posted Date 6/30/2020

Are you a leader who sets the pace, leads by example, and motivates others to cooperatively move forward to accomplish a common goal? Can you bring a variety of departments (planning, building, roads, facilities and grounds, water and wastewater, etc.) together to collaborate on land-use and capital projects? If so, consider applying for this new position as the Churchill County Public Works Director. 

Salary: $104,600/annually plus county-paid retirement and health insurance

This position oversees the operations of the Planning Department and also helps organize and direct the various capital projects needed by the county. Applications are accepted online at - apply by 3:00 on Friday, July 17, 2020 to receive prime consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Summary: Responsible for planning, organizing and directing all phases of public works functions which includes administration, code enforcement, engineering and planning services. Areas of oversight include engineering oversight and consultation for public works activities, including water and wastewater distribution, road maintenance and construction, and facilities and grounds capital projects.

This class manages all activities throughout the County related to a broad, consolidated program of current, advanced and specialized engineering, public works, planning and zoning functions. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing department goals and objectives and for furthering County goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. The Public Works is a department-head position which serves at the pleasure of the County Manager.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or a closely related field; AND four (4) years of management-level professional civil engineering experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Nevada Driver’s License.
  • Nevada Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is desirable.


This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

  • Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Manages and directs the activities of assigned staff; coordinates, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; tracks and reviews work progress and activities; directs the recruitment and selection of staff; undertakes disciplinary action as required; conducts performance evaluations; ensures appropriate scheduling of staff to ensure proper operational coverage. 
  • Trains staff and provides for their professional development. 
  • Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the planning department and in other areas as assigned; prepares and administers the planning department and public works budgets; monitors revenue and expenditures to assure compliance with budgets; accounts for variances between projected and actual revenues and expenditures. 
  • Provides technical and professional engineering consultation and services to achieve the county’s public works and capital projects goals; assures project plans are in conformance with county goals, and in compliance with local, state and Federal codes and regulations. 
  • Administers new construction and major repair projects from the development stage through project acceptance by the county; obtains, reviews and approves project designs; prepares estimates for the cost of labor and equipment; administers contracts; inspects projects for conformance with specifications.
  • Coordinates efforts with various regional government organizations, community groups, and state and federal agencies; attends public meetings and coordinates discussions on regional planning and zoning issues.
  • Initiates, formulates, and recommends planning, development, and public works related ordinances, programs, policies, and plans; researches and understands laws, regulations, and general information.
  • Makes oral and written presentations to the Board of Commissioners and to other public and private groups; provides information to the news media and the public regarding department operations; represents the department and the county with other government agencies and in meetings with the public.
  • Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

Applications are accepted online at - apply by 3:00 on Friday, July 17, 2020 to receive prime consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Local Government
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