Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer

City of Port Townsend | Port Townsend, WA

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Posted Date 9/08/2022

Salary: $113,072 - $124,220

Leading an engineering department in the small community of Port Townsend provides a great opportunity to use true engineering ingenuity, especially as it relates to non-motorized transportation, environmental sustainability, and infrastructure planning. Due to the unique history of the development of Port Townsend, opportunities abound for out of the box and progressive thinking. Meanwhile, enjoy the wonderful seaport and natural beauty of the area. Water is the name of the game in Port Townsend whether addressing capital need for our 30-mile water supply pipeline, protecting the shoreline against erosion, or kayaking, fishing, sailing, diving, etc. Located in Western Washington, Port Townsend has only 20 inches of rain per year. Come help us make this corner of the world a little better than we found it.

This position is a growth opportunity position with the potential to move into an expanded role within the City.


Under the general direction of the Public Works Director, assists in planning, organizing, directing and supervising the activities of the Public Works department, including engineering, water resources, streets, sewer, stormwater, waste water treatment, biosolids and fleet. Oversees the City's Capital Improvement Program to include the planning, design, and construction of capital and infrastructure projects. Oversees the public works development review process. Coordinates the activities of the Capital Projects Management Team. Serves as the City's registered professional Civil Engineer to review, stamp and sign engineering drawings on behalf of the City. Serves as the Acting Public Works Director in the Public Works Director's absence.

Develops and implements policies, procedures, and practices, including financial systems, to accomplish the objectives of the Engineering Division and the Public Works Department. Assures the efficient and economical use of City resources, including personnel, funds, facilities, grants, and time to accomplish short-term and long-range objectives.

Close: Oct 02, 2022

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Local Government
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