Public Works Director

Camp Verde | Camp Verde, AZ

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Posted Date 5/18/2022

Salary: $94,349.00 - $115,581.00 Annually

The Town of Camp Verde is a full-service community staffed by very dedicated individuals who serve a population of over 12,000 citizens that reside in the Verde Valley,  center of Arizona.  Camp Verde is a quiet, safe place to raise your children, with a small-town atmosphere, a friendly relaxed, no-pressure way of life. Additionally, we have wide-open spaces, the Verde River, a mild 4-season climate and panoramic views from the vistas above our valley.  This position is critical to a growing community and requires a great deal of general knowledge about a wide range of traditional public works responsibilities including streets, grounds and building maintenance, engineering, project management, parks and recreation among other items. The Public Works department consists of approximately 20 full-time staff as well as 25-30 seasonal staff and volunteers. 

Under general supervision by the Town Manager, the Public Works Director manages the department of Public Works through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; assures the effective completion of Public Works projects, and compliance with state and Federal regulations, and Town policies and goals.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


Directly supervises departmental staff.


The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs Public Works Department operations including streets, storm water systems, drainage, traffic control, and engineering; serves as the principal advisor to the Town on Public Works programs and technical issues; develops and directs plans and policies to meet Town goals and objectives; identifies problems, interprets concerns, defines desired results, and develops solutions; determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects; develops and manages construction projects and contracts.
  • Monitors department operations and evaluates programs and services to assure they are meeting the needs of the community; evaluates and analyzes issues, and recommends and implements solutions; interprets and explains Federal and state rules and regulations; develops, evaluates and implements department goals, objectives, policies and procedures; assures departmental activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, and goals.
  • Evaluates local transportation system and regional transportation issues; develops and updates transportation plans, and assures effective communication and coordination of transportation planning issues and strategies with other departments and regional organizations.
  • Represents the Public Works Department to other Town departments, elected officials and outside agencies; interprets and explains policies, procedures, rules and regulations; coordinates strategies to integrate services with other programs, departments and agencies; assures the integrity of the Public Works work products, processes and procedures; reviews technical documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with standards and practices; reviews status reports, and recommends appropriate actions.
  • Reviews and approves contracts, agreements, plans and reports; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of operational data; assures effective communication of Public Works issues; monitors and reviews trends in regional civil engineering programs, and recommends operational and policy improvements; assures that appropriate services are provided.
  • Directs the activities of the Department staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; develops goals and priorities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required. 


Minimum & Preferred Qualifications


Required Knowledge of:

  • Town policies and procedures
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment 
  • Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects.
  • Methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Principles and practices of government project management and contract compliance.
  • Federal and state codes and regulations governing public works infrastructure.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, procurement, contract management, and employee supervision.
  • Principles, practices and procedures of transportation and mass transit planning. 


Required Skill in:

  • Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Interpreting and applying engineering standards and Federal and state regulations and procedures. 
  • Developing and implementing procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources.
  • Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation. 
  • Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects. 
  • Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables.
  • Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
  • Effectively supervising and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Assessing Town needs and developing and promoting effective solutions.
  • Maintaining accurate and interrelated technical and computerized records.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Use of computer and various software programs with ability to use multiple technologies as daily working tools 


Required Ability to:

  • Read, research, analyze and interpret various information and complex documents including statutes, ordinances, forms, laws, regulations and various communications 
  • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands, and needs while developing and promoting effective solutions
  • Communicate effectively in resolving complaints and mediating conflict, at times amid stressful or confrontational situations
  • Ability to set goals, organize and prioritize, and to work independently, at times under time constraints 
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing


Education & Experience


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or similar, and seven year’s of management/supervisory work experience in construction/civil engineering and project management, preferably in the public sector; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Required Licenses or Certifications:

Must possess or obtain upon employment a State of Arizona Driver's license.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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