Public Works Director (20264981)

Public Works
Northern California Inland
8/16/2022 at 11:59pm or until 100 applicants
$108,000.00-$135,000.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


526 C St Marysville, 95901


The City of Marysville is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Public Works Director; this recruitment will fill 1 vacancy and create an eligible list.  

Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position is responsible for executive direction, strategic leadership, and management of the Public Works Department, including City maintenance workers and capital improvement projects. 

As the principal administrator of the Public Works Department, the Director; plans, organizes, directs, reviews and manages all department activities and functions including Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Streets, Public Facilities, Wastewater Treatment/Sewage, and Storm Water Management.

The Director also coordinates departmental activities with other City departments, outside agencies, community groups and individuals; and provides highly complex professional advice and support to the City Manager and City Council; assures department compliance with and enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and codes; manages and supervises staff; serves as a member of the City’s Executive Team.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education and Certification

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Engineering, Construction Management or similar major.

Licenses: Possess valid California Class C Driver’s License.


Incumbents must have a minimum of three (3) years of managerial experience directly involving municipal services such as public works, public utilities, capital improvement project management, parks maintenance and management, and/or street and facilities maintenance.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a confident, innovative and forward-thinking leader that has exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills. The candidate will have an accomplished background with an understanding of public works operations, engineering design, and construction management practices, as well as knowledge of the planning and development process. The new Director must be personable and able to forge key relationships with other Department Heads, a variety of public agencies, civic leaders, regional stakeholders and the business community. The Director will be politically astute while remaining apolitical.


  • Possession of or ability to obtain registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California is desired.
  • Construction experience in management and/or design.
  • A multi-tasker with strong project management skills and innovative solutions to sometimes tough municipal and infrastructure challenges.
  • A successful track record in soliciting and receiving grants from federal, state, local, and non-profit sources would be well received.
  • Ability to nurture and develop meaningful relationships with community stakeholders and regional partners.
  • An authentic and genuine leader who is confident yet down to earth.
  • An engaging personality with an ability to listen and chart a course of action with measurable results and limited resources.


The City offers a generous variety of benefits for its unrepresented employees including CalPERS retirement; health, dental vision and life insurance.

City pays 80% of medical insurance premiums, dental and vision insurance.

Vacation Leave starts at an accrual of 10 hours per month.

Sick Leave accrues at 8 hours per month.  

After the first month, 80 hours of Executive Leave.

The City pays the premiums on a $100,000 Life Insurance policy, Short term disability and Long term disability plans.

13 paid holidays each year.

The City participates in the CalPERS retirement system.  "Classic" participants will be enrolled in the 2% @ 55 plan.  New participants will be enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan.  Employees must pay the full employee share based on the plan in which they are enrolled.

Special Instructions

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 16, 2022 before 11:59 PM PST.  With initial interviews being held on Friday, September 2, 2022. 

Each candidate’s background will be evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of application, and qualified candidates will participate in a preliminary phone interview.  Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a panel interview process.  Only the names of the most-qualified candidates who pass the panel interview process will considered for final selection. 

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Nicole Moe at The City of Marysville is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email transmission in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing

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