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Organization:  City of Coral Gables
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Florida (FL)
City:  Coral Gables
Salary and Benefits:  $118,489-$162,679

The City of Coral Gables, Florida, The City Beautiful, a progressive, international, coastal and historic City is seeking a highly qualified professional who is inspired by interesting challenges of an established, but dynamic community for the position of Public Works Director. The City has a population of 48,000 residents, has a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Miami. It is proud to be ranked by Forbes.com ninth out of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well and America’s sixth most successful walkable suburb by the Wall Street Journal.


Coral Gables operates under a commission/manager form of government and is well known for its active and involved citizenry. The Department is composed of the following divisions: engineering, stormwater, streets and waterways, sanitary sewer (collection only), facility maintenance and automotive. The department has 85 employees, an operating budget of $29 million and a capital budget of approximately $40 million.

The ideal candidate must be collaborative, diplomatic, a team player, highly energetic, affable, assertive, and have an engaging personal style with impeccable integrity, superb judgment, and strong analytical and communication skills. The candidate must possess the ability to navigate through complex issues, including but not limited to developing and implementing systems to efficiently deliver community services consistent with the City’s goals of sustainability, preservation of its unique historic character and enhancing the community’s quality of life. The successful candidate must demonstrate a proven ability to efficiently allocate resources amongst staff. This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned professional at the forefront of their profession who demonstrates leadership by advocating for innovation and strategic initiatives in order to realize the highest quality of life.

Qualifications: Candidates interested in applying must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or related field from an accredited school and a minimum of eight years responsible experience in local government with considerable senior management level experience. Prefer advanced degree. Must be registered in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer or Architect within one year of appointment.

Salary and benefits package includes: The annual salary range is $118,489 - $162,679. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Benefits include: vehicle allowance of $450 per month, medical, dental and life insurance, leave allowances, retirement plan and more.

Deadline: The position shall remain open until filled.

Interested candidates may apply for this position through the City of Coral Gables website, www.coralgables.com. Click on the link titled “Employment.”

The City of Coral Gables is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

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