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Assistant Director Public Works, Public Services job in Palo Alto

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Organization:  City of Palo Alto
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Grounds and Urban Forestry
Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Palo Alto
Salary and Benefits:  $121,263.96 - $181,896.00 Annually

The City of Palo Alto Public Works Department is happy to announce the recruitment of their Assistant Director Public Works, Public Services This position will oversee a 100-person Division comprised of mostly line (union) workers in the maintenance and repair of city infrastructure including: buildings, trees, streets & sidewalks, storm drains, equipment management, traffic control, and emergency response.

This position is responsible for a range of activities that take place high above ground such as roofing repairs and tree trimming activities on large trees, to activities that take place underground such as storm drain repairs/cleaning and basement/plumbing repairs to city facilities. Additionally the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing the city’s storm response to address flooding problems, fallen trees, mud slides, and creek blockages.

A critical role for this position will be to represents Public Works as a first responder in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, which may include to staff the City’s Emergency Operations Center to provide cohesive response to natural disasters such as heavy rain events or coordinate emergency response activities during heavy winter storm events.

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