Public Works Director

City of Marysville

The City of Marysville is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a Public Works Director; this recruitment will fill 1 vacancy and create an eligible list.  Regional Government Services and its staff is conducting this recruitment for the City.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position is responsible for executive direction, strategic leadership, and management of the Public Works Department, including City maintenance workers and capital improvement projects. 

As the principal administrator of the Public Works Department, the Director; plans, organizes, directs, reviews and manages all department activities and functions including Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Streets, Public Facilities, Wastewater Treatment/Sewage, and Storm Water Management.

The Director also coordinates departmental activities with other City departments, outside agencies, community groups and individuals; and provides highly complex professional advice and support to the City Manager and City Council; assures department compliance with and enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and codes; manages and supervises staff; serves as a member of the City’s Executive Team.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education and Certification

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Engineering, Construction Management or similar major.

Licenses: Possess valid California Class C Driver’s License.


Incumbents must have a minimum of three (3) years of managerial experience directly involving municipal services such as public works, public utilities, capital improvement project management, parks maintenance and management, and/or street and facilities maintenance.

The ideal candidate will be a confident, innovative and forward-thinking leader that has exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills. The candidate will have an accomplished background with an understanding of public works operations, engineering design, and construction management practices, as well as knowledge of the planning and development process. The new Director must be personable and able to forge key relationships with other Department Heads, a variety of public agencies, civic leaders, regional stakeholders and the business community. The Director will be politically astute while remaining apolitical.


Possession of or ability to obtain registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California is desired.
Construction experience in management and/or design.
A multi-tasker with strong project management skills and innovative solutions to sometimes tough municipal and infrastructure challenges.
A successful track record in soliciting and receiving grants from federal, state, local, and non-profit sources would be well received.
Ability to nurture and develop meaningful relationships with community stakeholders and regional partners.
An authentic and genuine leader who is confident yet down to earth.
An engaging personality with an ability to listen and chart a course of action with measurable results and limited resources.

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