City of San Jose, California

Public Works Director
Salary: $174,867 to $283,252
Final filing date: Monday, March 6, 2023.

City of San Jose is seeking a Public Works Director.

The Public Works Director serves as a key advisor to the City Manager. The Public Works Director is responsible for ensuring that the Department is organized, the programs planned, designed, constructed, and maintained to operate all aspects of the City and fulfills these operational missions with effective, efficient, and quality services. Executive success in the City culture is defined by an ability to sustain work that delivers on the Cityís values: Quality and Excellent Customer Service; Empowerment and Accountability; Collaboration and Communication; Racial Equity; Community and Employee Engagement; and Championing Our Employees. To produce those outcomes, the next Director of Public Works must have exceptional political awareness and professionalism; an understanding that Directors are representatives of the City Manager; a history of successfully managing all aspects of public facilities; consistent policy adherence; a record of success and support of others; impeccable ethics and integrity, and effective focus and prioritization in coordination and facilitation with peers and partners in a matrix-management form of governance.

EXPERIENCE: A Bachelorís Degree in public administration, business administration, or a discipline related to the business performed by the department and ten (10) years of experience in increasingly responsible field and office civil engineering work including at least five (5) years in a management and policy making level with direction of professional staff. Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

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For additional information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3126

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The City of San Jose is an equal opportunity employer.