City of Rancho Mirage, CA
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Assistant Public Works Director
City of Rancho Mirage, California

As an oasis in the desert and under the backdrop of the picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains, the City of Rancho Mirage (approximately17,000 population) is a destination for visitors and residents alike.  Known for family and visitor activities that include festivals and fairs, art and culture events, Broadway shows, and great golf and tennis, as well as beautiful parks, scenic open space, and gorgeous hikes, the City has a well-earned reputation for first-class entertainment, dining and shopping; quality facilities and infrastructure; and exceptional municipal services and responsiveness.  The City of Rancho Mirage maintains a very high commitment to and reputation for being responsive, delivering excellent public services, and achieving goals. 

The City of Rancho Mirage seeks an Assistant Public Works Director to support and act in the absence of the Public Works Director, actively engage in citywide and department wide operations, and provide direct oversight and leadership of the Street Maintenance, and Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Divisions.  The background and experience desired for the position includes knowledge of public works functions, field services/operations, supervision techniques, administration, and project management.  The ideal candidate will have experience working, managing, supporting, and mentoring teams; leading effectively and collaboratively; making written and oral presentations; accomplishing capital improvements; and positively affecting organizational effectiveness. 

The position requires a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities to perform the tasks carried out by an experienced Assistant Director of Public Works. Applicants with the aspiration of being a Public Works Director in three- to five-years, seasoned public works professionals, and/or individuals with public or private sector experience are encouraged to apply.  Typical background and experience include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or specialized on-the-job-training in facilities, fleet management and maintenance services; and 5-years of increasing responsible management experience in public works infrastructure.  The City is prepared to offer a salary in the range of $148,000 to $175,820.84, with a 2.5% cost of living adjustment on January 1, 2024, and the City provides an excellent benefit package.

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Peckham & McKenney

Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Filing deadline is December 23, 2022.