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Organization:  City of Modesto
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Modesto
Salary and Benefits:  Highly Competitive (DOQ)

The City of Modesto (population 203,547) is recruiting nationally for a highly experienced professional to serve as the Director of Public Works. This position manages a large, full-service public works department with significant capital projects and operational activities that continuously support and improve the quality of life in Modesto. The successful candidate will have a broad background in all aspects of public works operations, with a strong track record of success in managing a multi-faceted department. The new at-will Director will work closely with the City Manager’s office, and will be directly responsible for a Department of approximately 150 full-time employees, an operations budget of $96.2 million, and an on-going capital projects budget of approximately $87 million. This senior level executive will be results-driven, with well-grounded ethical decision-making skills, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and outstanding public speaking abilities. Requires 7 years of increasingly responsible public works experience, with at least 3 years of administrative and management responsibility. Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is highly desirable. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California is desirable but not mandatory. The City is offering a competitive executive salary (DOQ) and a car allowance, plus an excellent benefits package including PERS (2%@60). Review of resumes begins Friday, February 21, 2014. Apply by sending cover letter, resume, salary history, and references via email to apply@ralphandersen.com. Candidates are encouraged to submit early in the process for optimal consideration. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, 916/630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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