City of Oxnard, California

Assistant Public Works Director
Annual salary range: $117,417 to $192,490 DOE DOQ
The city provides an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020

Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the most populous city in the County of Ventura with almost 210,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.

The Public Works Department consists of more than 477 budgeted FTEs and is responsible for the design, construction, renovation and operation of public projects ranging from seawalls to wastewater treatment plants; sewers; libraries; parks; facilities; and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, streetlights and street trees. The Departmentís executive team and team members is committed to delivering projects and programs that enhance quality of life, economic growth, public health and the environment to all residents. The Public Works Department is comprised of several divisions with an operating budget of over $250,000,000.

The Assistant Director of Public Works is responsible to plan, manage, and oversee all administrative activities and operations of the Public Works Department including finance, the budget, contracts, asset management, CIPs, master planning, QA/QC, community outreach/communications, safety and human resources. The Assistant Public Works Director coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies and performs responsible and complex administrative work.

The ideal candidate is a strong leader and effective communicator who possesses broad experience in public works. As the position interacts with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, exceptional interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance. The successful candidate will have a proven work history of growth and the ability to effectively implement projects and supervise staff with a fair and positive management style. The successful candidate will possess a passion for public service, especially serving an underserved community; an entrepreneur from within who recognizes this opportunity to create and establish an effective and efficient administrative infrastructure for long-term success. A Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field AND seven years plus (+) of progressively responsible experience in Public Works Administration and Project Management (three years plus (+) of staff management and supervision) is required. A Masterís Degree (MBA, MPA) is preferred. Experience in implementing and establishing the principles and methodologies of TQM and/or Lean Six Sigma within an organization are desired.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), cover letter, and five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to:

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
The City of Oxnard website:

The City of Oxnard is an equal opportunity employer.