Public Works Director

City of Belmont


One Twin Pines Lane Belmont, 94002

Public Works Director

City of Belmont, CA

Salary is competitive and negotiable DOQ with an excellent benefits package.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Public Works Director is a department head, senior management classification leading a department with a budget of approximately $51 M. This dynamic position oversees 33 FTE's personnel within the Engineering, Streets, Sewer, and Fleet Management areas. The ideal candidate will be an innovative leader with considerable senior management experience in public works and engineering.

Please visit the City’s website at to learn more about the organization.

Filing Deadline: November 22, 2019

Full Job Description: Public Works Director
Job Brochure: Brochure

Ideal Candidate

The new Public Works Director will appreciate the dynamics of a smaller organization and will create partnerships with other departments, other agencies, and the community. The ability to work well with the City Council, City Manager and Department Heads on a variety of projects is crucial for this position.

This challenging position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to continuous quality improvement, customer service and performance management. The ideal candidate will understand the bigger picture as well as anticipate and prepare innovative solutions and deliver results. The candidate must be a self-starting, results-oriented individual with good communication and strong interpersonal skills who has integrity, is ethical, energetic and innovative.

The individual must be registered as a professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and possess at least six years of increasingly responsible municipal public works program administration including three years of management and administrative responsibility. A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, civil engineering or related field is required. A master's degree in civil engineering, public administration or relevant area is a plus.


The control point for the Public Works Director is $215,436.00 per annum. In addition, the City offers an attractive benefit package which includes the following benefits:


Benefits are provided by the California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS) offering 2% @ 55 for classic members, 2% @% @ 55, three year compensation, and 2% at 62 for PEPRA (Public Employee Pension Reform Act) .

Deferred Compensation Program—457 Plan
The City contributes $200.00 monthly to the employee’s deferred compensation account. The employee is able to contribute additional monies via pre-tax payroll deduction.

401 (a) Plan: The City has set up a 401 (a) plan for employee contribution with ICMA.

Cafeteria Plan
The City offers a cafeteria plan equivalent to the Kaiser Employee 2 + dependents (family) premium under the CalPERS plan, to be used by the employee to purchase medical benefits. Employee who waives the City offered medical plan, have a cash-in-lieu of $389.94 per month (must have alternative proof of other medical insurance coverage).

Health Insurance
The City contracts with CalPERS for health benefits, the program offers two HMO plans— Kaiser and Blue Shield Access +; and three PPO plans administered through Blue Cross.

Life Insurance
Basic Life/AD&D $350,000 policy with additional life insurance available to purchase for yourself and/or spouse.

Dental Insurance
The City pays the full cost for the employee’s participation in the Delta Dental Plan. Employees can enroll additional dependents at $5.00 per individual and $10.00 per family per month.

Vision Plan : The City offers a vision reimbursement program for the employee and family.

Auto Allowance: $200-$350 per month

Cell Phone Allowance

Long Term Disability Insurance

Professional Development Reimbursement

Holidays/General Leave/Administrative Leave -
Twelve paid holidays with two floating holidays after one year of service. Paid time off begins accruing at 14.66 hours per month increasing after 5 years of service.

For details on the Compensation and Benefits program for the City of Belmont Unrepresented Management Group, please click here.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply for this exceptional career opportunity. To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and answers to the following questions:

1. What one or two things from your prior experience do you see as being the most relevant and valuable to succeed in this position?

2. What is it about this particular position that most interests you?

3. Please describe a situation where you resolved complex issues among groups of individuals in which equally strong supporters proposed opposing alternatives.

Email to Cora Dino, Human Resources Director at

The position is scheduled to close on November 22, 2019 but may be extended at the discretion of City. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process.

Candidates with a disability pursuant to the ADAAA who may require special assistance in any phase of the applications process should contact Human Resources, upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodations must accompany the request. The City of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

In compliance with Assembly Bill 1008 (Expansion of Ban the Box Prohibition on Criminal History inquiries), the City of Belmont does not require job applicants for this position to disclose conviction history information until after a Conditional Offer of Employment has been provided to the Applicant.

To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all new employees must provide valid identification and proof of authorization to work in the United States.

Finalists will be required to undergo a reference check, background check, and criminal history fingerprinting.

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract. The City reserves the right, as its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process. Any provision contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills, and/or abilities as they related to the position. The City, may without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needed.