Deputy Director of Public Works - Operations

Public Works
South Bay
3/30/2018 at 5pm
$122,316.00-$163,104.00 Annually


7351 Rosanna Street Gilroy, 95020


Deputy Director of Public Works - Operations

The annual salary range for this position is

$122,316 - $163,104, DOQ.

The final filing date for this position is March 30, 2018.

For more information and if interested in the position please visit


The Position and Ideal Candidate

The Deputy Director of Public Works – Operations oversees a wide variety of operational areas including Parks & Landscape, Streets/Waste Water/Trees, Water, Facilities, and Fleet. In reporting to the Public Works Director, the new Deputy will be a progressive and exceptional leader, an excellent administrator with a strong operational budget background, and a collaborative partner that works effectively within the City and with all constituencies. A leadership style that is action oriented and focused on positive results and accountability is expected in this role.

Among the operational priorities for this position is the need to develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, work plans, reporting methodology and policies and procedures. Ability to effectively manage the delivery of multiple projects on schedule and budget. Customer service is a critical component to this role. The need is to deliver top notch and responsive services that create and foster positive community and internal support for the operation. The Deputy is expected to serve as a role model who embodies the commitment to efficient service delivery and engages the entire organization towards this sense of mission.

Problem solving and self-organizational skills, and the ability to adapt and address multiple and sometimes changing priorities are essential attributes for the new Deputy. A positive interpersonal style with the ability to develop and maintain positive work relationships with all city employees and with the community is an additional priority area for this role. The successful candidate will operate with a high level of ethics and integrity and reflect a value system of coaching and mentorship, collaboration, commitment to public service.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in the application and utilization of computer systems and software and will utilize this expertise to develop more efficient and productive work efforts and reporting and measurement methods. This position requires a background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Sciences, Public or Business Administration or a related field along with five or more years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations including experience with at least three of the following operational areas: facilities, fleet, parks & landscape, street maintenance, waste water collection systems, urban forest management, or water distribution. Supervisory level experience of at least three years managing public works operations personnel including hiring, training, evaluating and in making disciplinary recommendations is also required. Certification in the areas of water distribution, wastewater collection, and/or urban forest management is highly desirable as is registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.

The Process

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal on our website at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place.)

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Paul Kimura at 408.399.4424 or or Bill Lopez at 408.888.4099 or

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