The County of San Bernardino

Director of Public Works
Annual salary range: $162,698 to $221,749 DOQ
The County offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019

Located in the heart of Southern California, San Bernardino County is home to over two million residents. We thrive on the diversity of our communities, where families enjoy affordable housing, excellent K-12 schools and easy access to community resources such as hospitals, libraries, parks and airports. The County offers a variety of “live, work, play” lifestyle options, short commutes, a safe, clean and healthy environment, access to a variety of retail and entertainment choices, and cultural and educational enrichment opportunities through museums, theater and local universities such as California State University San Bernardino, University of Redlands, and California Baptist University. Our natural geography, with snowcapped mountains, flowering deserts, crystal lakes and pristine valleys, and ideal Southern California climate allow our residents to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and skiing year-round. Adjacent to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, we are but a short drive away from Southern California’s premier beaches, resort destinations, and major metropolitan centers. As an employer, the County of San Bernardino strives to provide its employees work life balance, where in addition to excellent career opportunities, a supportive work environment, and lucrative compensation and benefits, they are able to enjoy all our County has to offer.

The County is governed by a full time, five member Board of Supervisors, who, working through the County CEO and administrative staff, are committed to sustaining a vision of a “complete county that capitalizes on the diversity of its people, its geography, and its economy to create a broad range of choices for its residents in how they live, work, and play.” The Human Resources Department is tasked with attracting, engaging and retaining the workforce that will realize this Vision for our County. Through innovative human resources programs, the department strives to achieve a work life balance for current and prospective employees, making our County an Employer of Choice.

The Director of Public Works plans, organizes, and administers the activities of the Department of Public Works, including Transportation, Flood Control, Surveyor, and Solid Waste Management. This position manages seven direct reports with an overall staff of 657 full-time employees, and reports to the Deputy Executive Officer of the Development Services Group. The department budget is approximately $430 million. This Director will also be involved in Emergency Operations so must have the ability to act quickly and decisively. The ideal candidate should be current in California compliance and regulatory requirements such as air quality, water regulations, endangered species, landfills, and other environmental issues.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with a strong work ethic and excellent customer service skills with a passion for public service and community. Strong interpersonal skills will be necessary to build solid relationships with County leadership, partnering agencies, and other key stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a commitment to staff and leadership development, building interdepartmental relations, and having a sincere desire to build a thriving community through innovation in public works, fiscal responsibility, and environmental stewardship. A collaborative leadership style and humility will work best in this professional and skilled department, as will a strategic manager who understands the effectiveness of being a team player and leading from the front. This position requires a results-oriented, problem solver who has political acumen and is able to build trust, confidence, and credibility while working on policy and key program initiatives. The successful incumbent will maintain a departmental culture where employees will thrive in an environment of practical process improvement and enterprise solutions, open and honest communication, and working together creatively. A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field AND five (5) + years of experience in the administration and management of professional engineering or construction activities, preferably in a county, state, or municipal setting are required. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are licensed Civil Engineers in the State of California. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership skills, in-depth knowledge of government programs at the federal, state and local levels, and possess the ability to manage large, complex organizations.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of five work-related references, as well as the size of staff and budget you have managed. Resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as relevant work experience. Please apply directly at:

For additional information contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting

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San Bernardino County is an equal opportunity employer.