Public Works Director / City Engineer

City of Douglas | Douglas, AZ

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Posted Date 5/25/2019

The City of Douglas is seeking an experienced and progressive leader to serve as our next Public Works Director for our Utilities and Public Works team.  

ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY: Douglas takes pride in its deep family roots and people, affordable living, great weather year-round, sweeping mountain vistas and binational culture, which continues to draw visitors around the world.  With over 16,000 residents and a population that swells daily as international trade and commerce crosses through our port of entry, guests from the south come to shop and visitors from across the globe seek to experience the unique history of ranching, mining and aviation among reasons to visit Douglas.  We offer small town charm yet are less than two hours away from the big city amenities of Tucson and under an hour to Sierra Vista.  A 2015 NerdWallet study found Douglas to be a top city for millennial job seekers in Arizona and our community college was recognized as one of the top two community colleges in the nation by WalletHub.

We are planning our future with a new Wastewater Treatment Plant coming on line fall of 2019, foreseeable annexations to three areas in our planning boundary and infrastructure delivery to the much anticipated, federally funded commercial port of entry project going in west of our current city limits for a two-port solution to meet the global needs of international trade and commerce. We are looking for an individual with strong communication and people skills. Must have the desire to guide and provide our staff with the trainings and/or other methods necessary to keep up to date on efficient public works processes. This is a great opportunity to shape a department that will have strong impact on the future of our City.

JOB SUMMARY:  Leads in a complex supervisory, administrative and professional work environment, planning, organizing, directing, and managing the Public Works staff which may include the following functional areas: Environmental Compliance, Facilities Maintenance, Utilities, Street Maintenance & Preservation, Sanitation, Fleet Maintenance, Stormwater, Building Safety, and Code Compliance.  Performs complex and professional engineering for city projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current federal, state and local laws, codes and criteria.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, and a minimum of five years of professional civil engineering experience preferably in the public sector.  The ideal candidate will be a proven leader and effective manager of a Public Works Department with pavement preservation techniques knowledge and water and wastewater engineering understanding. An equivalent combination of education and appropriate experience may be substituted. Valid Arizona Drivers License is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Arizona. Must obtain CPR Certification. Residency within ten miles of the corporate limits of the City of Douglas, within the United States, required within a reasonable time after hire date.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter along with a City of Douglas Employment Application to: City of Douglas Human Resources Department, 425 Tenth Street, Douglas, AZ  85607, or by fax to (520) 417-7155.

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