Director of Public Works

City of Monterey | Monterey, CA

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Posted Date 4/26/2022

One of California’s most historic cities, Monterey is known for the preservation of its history, culture, and natural environment. The City covers an area of approximately 8 square miles and has a resident population of 30,218, which daily rises to 70,000.

The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government and currently has 380 full-time and regular part-time employees. The annual City budget is approximately $145 million (approximately $80 million General Fund). Monterey is a full-service city that provides police, fire, public works, planning, recreation, parks, and library services. The City also operates its own conference center, sports center, parking, campground, cemetery, beaches, and marina facilities.

With more than 120 employees and a combined General Fund and Special Fund budget of $41.5 million, the Public Works Department is one of the largest Departments in the City, and the administration team provides oversight of six (6) divisions including, Engineering, General Services, Fleet/Mechanical, Harbor, Parking, and Streets/Utilities.

The Public Works Director will be visionary, adaptable, resourceful, and hands-on when needed. Serving as an integral member of the Executive Team, the successful candidate must have the aptitude and positive attitude to guide a dynamic, full-service Public Works Department. The ideal candidate should have experience with and enjoys training and mentoring staff, innovative approaches to service delivery, and has a proven track record of project management, employee engagement, and community relations.

The minimum qualifications include equivalency of a Bachelor ‘s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or a related field. A Master ‘s degree in management, public administration, business administration or civil engineering is desirable. Eight years’ public sector experience is required. Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration for Professional Engineers is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Salary is $203,256 annually, supplemented by an attractive benefits package. For brochure and to apply online, visit:

Filing Deadline: May 8, 2022
Preliminary Interviews: Week of May 16 - 20, 2022
Panel Interview Process: May 31, 2022
Finalist Interview Process: June 8, 2022

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Local Government
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