Public Works Director

City of Alameda

Public Works Director –City of Alameda

$191,623 - $232,919 annually based on a 37.5 hour work week
The City is seeking a visionary and forward-thinking public works professional who is also an exceptional people and project manager.

The Public Works Department is supported by 74.75 FTE and an annual operating budget of close to $28.5 million. The City is seeking a versatile and inspiring leader with the capacity to manage and motivate a multigenerational and multi-disciplinary workforce toward accomplishing the department’s ambitious goals. The department strives to provide cost-effective planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the city’s public infrastructure and facilities that minimizes or reduces future operating costs and liabilities, pursue local, regional, state and federal funding opportunities to address deferred maintenance needs, support City operations with a safe, functional and reliable facility and fleet, and support planning and engineering for transportation projects.

The city of Alameda is a 10.6 square mile island community located in San Francisco Bay. Alameda is just seven miles east of San Francisco, and less than one mile west of the City of Oakland.  Alameda is a diverse community with a population of approximately 79,000.

The City provides a broad range of services to the community including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, parks, storm drains and other infrastructure; recreational and cultural activities, including a golf complex comprised of two 18-hole championship golf courses and one nine-hole executive course; and general government and administrative support services. Additionally, the City provides power to residents through its electric utility, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP).

According to Money Magazine, the City of Alameda compares favorably to the "best places to live" in America. That is, in part, due to the small town feel of this Bay Area island community. It also has a high median family income, a large number of educational institutions nearby, more than double the number of restaurants and libraries as the "best places average," excellent air quality, and better than average weather.

Experience in public works and civic capital improvement administration including five years in a management role and involvement in regional interests and interacting with elected and appointed officials will be considered favorably.  The new Public Works Director will join an Executive Team that is collaborative, cooperative and supportive of one another’s individual as well as collective success. High emotional intelligence and self- awareness along with sophisticated political acumen. For further details of the position and desired qualifications please visit

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The final filing date is August 21, 2020.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of August 31, 2020. For more information and information on how to apply visit

Please feel free to contact Nancy Bronstein at with any questions.