Public Works Director

County of Yuba | Marysville, CA

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Posted Date 5/23/2023

The County of Yuba is currently recruiting on a department promotional basis for the position of Public Works Director. This position plans, organizes coordinates, and directs the construction, maintenance, and operations of the County’s road, bridge, drainage, and parks infrastructure; provides professional engineering expertise to County management, Board of Supervisors, other governmental agencies and the public; oversees and assures compliance with State, Federal, and County codes and regulations on all Public Works functions; serves as the County’s Road Commissioner pursuant to California Streets and Highway Code §2006; and performs related work as assigned.

Salary: $11,704.00-$15,216.00 Monthly

Examples of Duties: 

  • Develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Public Works Department which includes long and short range capital improvement, land and road development projects.
  • Road Commissioner duties and responsibilities.
  • Provide input on the administration, management and operations of the Community Development and Services Agency; contribute to the overall quality of the agency by developing, reviewing and making recommendations for improvements to ensure maximum service provision.
  • Direct the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development; interpret regulations and County policies and procedures to employees; ensure effective morale and productivity.
  • Plan, organize, assign, manage, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff either directly or through subordinate supervision; conduct performance evaluations and administers discipline as required.
  • Direct the development of the department’s work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; coordinate project review; prepare long range plans; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; ensure timely and efficient operations.

For a comprehensive list of duties please reference the below job description.


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to implement department goals and objectives while remaining on budget and within deadlines. The incumbent will be a successful manager, with the interpersonal skills to develop and motivate their team.  Will be skilled in developing, reviewing and approving engineering designs, plans, specifications and construction documentation. Ideal candidate will have knowledge of principles and practices of road, bridge, public works and related infrastructure development and management 

Required Qualifications:

MINIMUM: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or institution with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field, and six years professional experience in the design and construction of roads, bridges and related Public Works facilities with at least two years of supervisory or management experience.

PREFERRED: In addition to the minimum, a Master’s Degree in an appropriate field and additional years of supervisory or management experience in a public agency setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: DMV printout prior to hire. Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.



MERIT INCREASE:  Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years. To access the County salary schedule, please click on this link.


Classic = 2% @ 55                   New = 2% @ 62

For more information about CalPERS Pension, please click on this link.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program.

STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE:  Employees in this group do NOT participate in SDI.

DISABILITY INSURANCE: The County provides a self-funded disability insurance in-lieu of SDI. Disability rates are paid at 75% of salary up to the current maximum weekly rate established by the State SDI program for up to a maximum of 90 days while on leave for a limited or total disability.

MEDICAL: Yuba County offers several medical plan options (HMO and PPO plans available based on eligibility) through CalPERS. To reference the current Rate Sheet, please click on this link.

DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE:  The County pays 100% of the Basic plan premiums for employee or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Requires participation in Health Insurance benefits.

*Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other Non-Covered CA, employer sponsored health care coverage.

LIFE INSURANCE:  The County provides a $50,000 life insurance policy to employees in this unit.  An additional $50,000 in coverage is funded by the employee's contribution to the STD program. A total of $100,000 in coverage.   Employees may purchase supplemental coverage for themselves and dependents.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.

DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available.

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION TO DEFERRED COMPENSATION 401(A) PLAN: The County will provide a deferred compensation plan match to Unrepresented Safety Management employees within the Sheriff's Department and the Probation Department with open 457 deferred compensation accounts, after the completion of 2 years of service.


For Leave Accrual Rates and Specialty Pays for classifications within the Non-Represented Management Bargaining Unit, please reference this benefits summary.


Special Instructions

Final Filing Date: Monday, June 5, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

SUBMIT A RESUME or CV TO APPLY (Contact/Questions):

Amber Darrach, Yuba County Human Resources

Phone: 530-749-7869

Mailing Address: 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901

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