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Public Works Director
City of Campbell, South Bay

Public Works

For more info contact:
(408) 866-2122
Close Date: Feb 22, 2013
Salary: $10,703.00 - $15,500.00 Monthly

The Director of Public Works is a department head level position reporting directly to the City Manager and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Public Works Department. The Director acts as advisor to the City Manager on all public works matters; plans, organizes and supervises the financing, design and construction of streets, sidewalks, parks, storm water systems, and drainage structures; directs the preparation of and reviews plans, specifications, estimates and contracts for all projects of public works and street construction; organizes available resources for the maintenance, improvement and repair of streets, sewers, parks, vehicles and equipment, signals and street lights; plans long range public works programs; directs the work of the engineering and functions of environmental programs, land development, transportation engineering, right-of-way acquisition; design and construction and Public Works maintenance activities; advises other municipal officials on public works matters; is responsible for field inspections of municipal construction, subdivisions, and zoning developments; promotes and administers assessment districts for street and other public improvements; evaluates proposals for incorporation of a new design concepts, new materials, or new processes which are proposed in connection with new construction or repairs; directs the keeping of records, maps, field notes and files of departmental activities; advises on the awarding of contracts and the acceptance of public improvements; interviews and recommends for employment; is responsible for all personnel matters for public works; prepares and monitors the annual departmental budget; and ensures that appropriate departmental representation is provided before the public, public agencies, community organizations, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council.


The ideal candidate will have a background that includes principles and practices of municipal public works, including planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance; technical, legal, financial and public relations problems involved in the conduct of a municipal public works program; methods of preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports and recommendations relating to proposed public works facilities; basic principles of personnel management and supervision; and City, County, and State laws relating to public works. The candidate will plan and coordinate departmental activities; work effectively with City staff, public groups and organizations, the public in general and other municipal officials; speak and write clearly and concisely; exercise sound judgment within general policy guidelines.


This position requires an experience base of a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible and varied professional engineering, public works construction project management, or municipal management experience, at least three years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity involving the financing, design, construction, maintenance or operation of a variety of public works. Graduation from an accredited college with a major in civil engineering, architecture, business, public administration, planning or a related field is required.  Masters Degree in Public Administration or a related field desirable.


The City of Campbell's Public Works Department is committed to providing high quality, cost effective, design, construction, and maintenance services for the City’s infrastructure and programs to enhance the quality of life for residents in the City of Campbell. The department has a workforce of approximately 48 staff members, and a fiscal year 2012/13 budget of $7.5 million. The Public Works department consists of two divisions: Engineering and Maintenance. The sections within Engineering are: Administration, Design and Construction, Environmental Services, Land Development and Traffic Engineering. The sections within Maintenance are: Administration, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance, Street Maintenance, Signals and Lighting Maintenance, Park Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance.


The Public Works Engineering Division is responsible for issuing encroachment permits for all work performed in the public right-of-way, designing public works construction projects including buildings, streets, and subsurface facilities identified in the City’s Capital Improvement Program, evaluating plans for private construction projects to ensure conformance with City design and construction standards, managing and operating the City's Pavement Management Program, Sidewalk Maintenance Program, Sidewalk Infill Program, and Accessibility Ramp Project, constructing projects identified in the City's Capital Improvement Program, providing inspection for all work completed in City's public right-of-way, and maintaining records of the construction of past public projects,  aerial maps and other records of the City.


The Public Works Maintenance Division is responsible for maintenance at all City parks and buildings. These activities include administration, vehicle maintenance, street sweeping, crosswalk and centerline striping, traffic sign installation and maintenance; street pavement repair and replacement; sidewalk, curb and gutter repair; street tree and landscape median maintenance; and the care and upkeep of the entire City park system, the Community Center, the portion of Los Gatos Creek Trail within City limits and grounds around City buildings and facility maintenance for all City buildings.


This recruitment will close at 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2013. To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, please complete a City of Campbell application on or Completed employment application, cover letter and resume must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Following the closing date, application materials will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the interview process. Should you have any questions, please contact:

                               City of Campbell

                              Human Resources

                               70 N. First Street

                               Campbell, CA 95008




Information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. The Human Resources Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise the Human Resources Office of such special needs at the time of application.  The City of Campbell is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or medical condition.





(formula is dependent on hire date and member status in CalPERS)



(City pays up to $1110/month)
Vision Care*
Life Insurance
Section 125 Flex Plan



11-21 days of vacation (based on years of service)
Holiday pay
5 days of Floating Holiday pay
3.69 hours of sick leave (per pay period)
52 hours of Admin Leave per year

Other Benefits


Long Term Disability
457 Plan (City contributes $40 per pay period)
Tuition Reimbursement (up to $3000 year)
 Retiree Medical Reimbursement (after 17 years of service)
Auto Allowance
*City pays employee and eligible dependent premiums
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