Public Works Director/City Engineer

Suisun City | Suisun City, CA

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Posted Date 2/12/2021

Salary: 8,795.00 - $11,873.00 Monthly 

Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Public Works Department including engineering, street maintenance, pavement management program, street lighting, assessment districts, storm drainage, collection system, and equipment maintenance and procurement; facilitates, develops, and implements short and long term goals for the department; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
The Public Works Director/City Engineer is considered a Department Director with responsibility for directing the activities of a Department within the City. Positions at this class level serve as a member of the City’s senior management team and provide advice and counsel to the City Manager regarding strategic policy and problem solving issues relating to the assigned Department and the City overall.  This position is “at will” and the incumbent is hired and retained at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities for this Job Class is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction, public administration, facility management or a closely related field.
Experience: Eight years of broad and extensive experience in public works development, professional engineering, and maintenance activities or related service delivery operations, including at least three years in a responsible management capacity.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
Possession of a valid certificate as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.
Possession of a valid certificate as a Land Surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable.

Supplemental Information


  • Retirement –Employees who are considered New Member to CalPERS will have the benefit formula of 2% at 62, highest three-year average final compensation in accordance with PEPRA legislation.  For employees who are considered “Classic” CalPERS members, the benefit formula is 2% at 55 with single highest year final average compensation.
  • Health Insurance – Choice of health insurance plans provided through CalPERS health, and the City pays for medical coverage up to current Kaiser Permanente Family rate. Employees covered by another insurance plan may be eligible for a cash payment up to $700 per month in lieu of enrolling in the City’s health plans.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance – City offers Delta Dental and VSP insurance with the premiums paid by the employee.
  • Life Insurance – City pays for $200,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage.
  • Personal Time – Vacation is accrued initially at the rate of 15 days per year with amounts increasing up to 25 days per year at 15 years of service. Executive Leave of 120 hours per fiscal year and allocated on a semi-annual basis.  Sick Leave is accrued at the rate of approximately 8 hours per month.
  • Holidays – The City observes eleven (11) paid holidays and two (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Deferred Compensation – Voluntary contribution to the 457 Plan. City match up to 3.5% per pay period.
  • Alternative Work Schedule – The standard City work schedule is 9/80 with alternate Fridays off.


The City of Suisun City utilizes to accept and process employment applications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application but may accompany the application.  All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position.  A limited number of the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.


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Local Government
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