Director of Public Works

City of Monrovia
Until Filled
City of Monrovia

We are seeking someone to join the City’s Leadership Team as an experienced Public Works professional but also as a leader, motivator, teacher and team member. Are you passionate about public service and helping others? Do you prioritize community and team over self? Our ideal candidate elevates others. The ideal candidate fosters diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. This person engages in healthy discussions in order to arrive at positive solutions, and is a resilient problem solver who can adapt to various situations while maintaining forward momentum.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities and projects, but not limited to the following:
Serve as a member of the City’s Leadership Team by providing strategic direction over Citywide management, goal setting and leadership;
Assume full management responsibility for all Public Works Department services and activities including all functions within the Engineering, Water, Sewer, Parks and Streets divisions;
Manage the development and implementation of Public Works Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area;
Select, train, motivate, mentor, develop and evaluate personnel;
Direct and manage construction and maintenance of City streets, water, wastewater systems, facilities, and fleet maintenance activities;
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of department budget; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary;
Manage and administer engineering consulting and construction contracts; review work to ensure compliance with specifications, and related documents; ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, and standards;
Provide staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; participate on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; and
Respond and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities, and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the qualifications would be:
BA/BS in public administration, business administration or related field and ten (10) years increasingly responsible experience in Public Works including five (5) years supervisory experience. Master’s degree highly desirable.Experience working with diverse groups and ability to exercise cultural sensitivity and awareness is highly desirable.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of appointment and a good driving record.

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