Public Works Director/City Engineer

City of Menifee | Menifee, CA

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Posted Date 9/08/2020

The City of Menifee is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader with a proven track record of effective team management. The ideal candidate will be an active leader and excellent administrator with strong communication skills who can collaborate and work effectively with internal and external customers.  The Menifee team thrives in a fast paced government environment seeking innovative and efficient solutions to address all projects and initiatives.

Under general direction from the City Manager, plans, directs, and organizes the activities of the Public Works Department, including: capital improvement projects, land development, traffic engineering, maintenance and operations of City streets and right-of-way, fleets, facilities, parks, landscapes, and engineering projects, as well as Waste Management, emergency management and coordination with outside agencies regarding water and wastewater collection, stormwater, and drainage; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Receives general direction from the City Manager. Exercises general direction and supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of supervision.

This is an executive level Department Director classification that oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Public Works Department, including short and long-range planning, development, and administration. This class provides assistance to the City Manager in a variety of administrative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance requires knowledge of public policy, municipal functions, and City Council policies, including the role of an elected City Council, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. 

Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with other departments and outside agencies and managing the complex and varied functions of the department. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and to further City goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a  Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and five (5) years of management and/or administrative experience in public works and/or engineering in a municipal setting, including three (3) years of experience in overseeing the development of capital improvement and land development projects.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.
  • Possess and maintain a Registered Professional Civil Engineer license in the State of California.
  • Possess and maintain certification as a Flood Plan Manager.
  • Possess  and  maintain  qualification as a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) Developer.

A City application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted and received by September 27, 2020 @ 11:59 pm. Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. 

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