MUNICIPAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
City of Moses Lake, Washington
Starting Salary Range: $135,241 - $149,260
Moses Lake, Washington, (pop. 25,146), is situated on the shores of the lake that inspired its name and it is centrally located between Seattle and Spokane on Highway I-90 between fields of agriculture, fresh water lakes and popular recreational destinations. The area enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year and recreational opportunities abound with world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping, golf, boating, ballooning and hydroplane races. Moses Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state and many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities. The Surf 'n Slide Water Park is also a top attraction for Moses Lake and it is considered the state’s premier outdoor aquatic center.
The City of Moses Lake’s Municipal Services Department governs two divisions: Public Works and Engineering. Public Works is comprised of Building Maintenance, Equipment Rental, Stormwater, Street, Wastewater, and Water. The Engineering division includes City Engineering and Development Engineering. The department operates with 74 FTEs on a 2022 budget (operating and capital) of $36.5 million.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Municipal Services Director oversees the Municipal Services Department which provides the City’s water, wastewater, fleet, street, storm, building maintenance services and oversees the City’s municipal airport. This position also oversees Engineering Services on an interim basis. The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the identified divisions in planning, implementing and coordinating the programs and activities of the divisions; determining program priorities through the budget process; assisting division heads with the preparation, implementation and evaluation of program objectives and activities; evaluating program accomplishments; and working with division heads in developing efficient and effective staffing to meet organizational objectives.
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field, and 8 years of experience in a public works environment with 5 years in a supervisory capacity is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington is preferred. Any satisfactory combination of the above experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position will be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Moses Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 6, 2022 (open until filled).