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Director of Public Works job in Rancho Palos Verdes

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Organization:  City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Rancho Palos Verdes
Post Code:  90275
Salary and Benefits:  $103,177 - $175,292

The Director of Public Works is an executive-level position that reports directly to the City Manager and has a staff of 15 professional full-time employees. The Director is responsible for the Department’s $4.87million budget, and being a contract city, the Director, along with his/her professional staff, manages a wide variety of contracts, activities, programs, projects, capital improvements, and maintenance throughout the City which includes:

Public rights of way encompassing sidewalks, streets, landscaped parkways, curbs, gutters, medians, and trails;Street and pavement management to include design, construction management, inspection, ADA compliance, median improvements, signs and striping;

Traffic engineering to include maintenance and design of traffic devices, management of the neighborhood traffic calming project, and reviewing new development plans for right of way impacts;

Maintenance of City facilities, parks, trails, open space, roadways, sidewalks, sewers and storm water drainage systems;

Water quality and flood protection to include maintenance and rehabilitation of existing collection systems and storm water quality compliance;

Sanitary sewer systems and overall management of sewer collection system assets;

Landslide administration and management to include road/land stabilization and repairs, GPS monitoring and de-watering well activity; and

Public Works administration to include public service requests, permit processing, solid waste and recycling programs, grant management, budget preparation, monitoring, purchasing and accounts payable /receivable and the CDBG Program.

To qualify, an applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, public administration, or closely related field AND five years of increasingly responsible executive level experience in managing a broad range of public works programs and capital improvements in a public entity. A Master’s degree in the fields cited above and licensed engineer is highly desirable.

Applicant must submit a City Application Form, Resume, the names and telephone numbers of at least three work-related references. Resumes should include information about the municipal public works programs managed, capital improvements managed and number of staff managed. Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2013. Applications are available on the City’s website: www.palosverdes.com/rpv or may be requested by calling (310) 544-5331.

Interested candidates should send completed materials to:

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Attention: Sean M. Robinson

Human Resources Department

30940 Hawthorne Blvd

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275--5391

E-mail: srobinson@rpv.com

The tentative schedule is to conduct initial interviews in late October, final interviews in mid to late November with a proposed start date in the first week of January 2014.


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