City of San Juan Capistrano
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Nestled in the heart of Southern California’s south Orange County, San Juan Capistrano is a charming city of 35,000 that offers a unique blend of historic charm and modern amenities, excellent quality of life, a mild Mediterranean climate, stunning natural surroundings, a strong sense of community, and top-rated schools. 

As of July 1, 2024, the City’s organizational structure includes a new Department of Engineering and Environmental Services. The City is now seeking an Engineering and Environmental Services Director who will have the unique opportunity to serve as the Department Director - shaping, leading, and managing a new Department - while fulfilling the responsibilities of City Engineer. The Department will address the increasing complexities of the regulatory environment, support the review of private development, deliver a sizable capital work plan, and steward the community's environmental needs. It's an exciting time to join the organization and lead a new Department responsible for successfully managing and maintaining a dynamic portfolio of projects, infrastructure, and development.

The ideal candidate can provide strong leadership, deliver high-quality and cost-effective projects, maintain first-rate infrastructure, and ensure compliance with sustainability and environmental regulations. A typical way to meet the requirements of the position would be to possess six years of municipal civil engineering experience, licensure as a professional civil engineer in California, two years of managerial and supervisory experience, and experience in water quality and other environmental compliance matters. A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in civil engineering or related field is sought; a Master’s degree is desirable. 

The City is offering a competitive salary of $175,236 to $213,000 annually, based on experience and qualifications, plus a comprehensive benefit package. This is an exceptional opportunity for any qualified applicant, including a CalPERS retiree who desires to continue working in municipal government, as CalPERS retirees may work for an OCERS agency without limitations.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to: 


City of San Juan Capistrano

Human Resources Department



Call Danielle Noble at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.


The filing deadline is August 11, 2024.