Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer

City of Elk Grove, CA

Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer
City of Elk Grove, CA

With a population of more than 176,000 that is diverse in ethnicity, age, and income levels, Elk Grove is the second largest city in the Sacramento region. The City of Elk Grove enjoys a stable and engaged workforce of 412 FTE’s and a positive organizational culture of teamwork. Elk Grove operates its own Police Department and provides Development Services, Public Works, Economic Development, Animal Services, Transit, Recycling and Waste, and Code Enforcement services. The city of Elk Grove is a diverse and vibrant community, committed to addressing issues of diversity, promoting diversity programs, providing guidance to create a more equitable, accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community. For more information about this dynamic city, visit

Join a department that offers flexibility, like alternative work schedules and teleworking, and a team that is developing significant projects in one of the fastest growing cities in the region. Served by a dedicated staff of 40 and multiple contract positions, the PW Depart. has a FY 20/21 budget of $40.8 million and is organized into the Capital Improvement Program, Engineering Services, Facilities & Fleet, Operations & Maintenance, Recycling & Waste, and Administration & Finance divisions. The PW Director seeks an exceptionally qualified Deputy PW Director to lead the Engineering Services and Capital Improvement Program Divisions. This position will oversee 2-3 direct reports, 14 city staff and up to 14 consultants across both divisions.

The ideal candidate is a good listener who manages and develops staff, serves as a mentor, trainer, and evaluator, encouraging staff to reach their potential. This position requires experience developing and constructing capital projects and will have comprehensive knowledge of CIP funding sources and strategies, have a proven track record securing grants, understand how to work with regional planning agencies and Caltrans, and lobby for funds and program projects. 

Minimum requirements includes a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering, public administration, business administration or a closely related field, with at least 5 years of increasing responsibility in PW operations or professional civil engineering experience involving the planning, financing, design, and construction of PW projects, including 2 years of management and administrative responsibility. This position requires possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.

The salary range is between $134,236 – $179,902 annually, DOQ. In addition, the City offers an attractive benefits package.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
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Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within two business days.

Filing Deadline:          November 7, 2021