Public Works Director

Town of Los Altos Hills, CA

Public Works Director
Town of Los Altos Hills, California

The Town of Los Altos Hills is nestled in the scenic hills of northern Santa Clara County adjacent to the cities of Palo Alto and Los Altos and is located 35 miles south of San Francisco, 5 miles south of Stanford University and 17 miles north of downtown San Jose.  The Town of Los Altos Hills encompasses nine square miles, making it one of the smallest incorporated towns in Santa Clara County. The Town is primarily residential, with a population of approximately 8,300.  Many are drawn to this Town because of the beauty of the area - rolling hills, numerous creeks, densely wooded areas, and an extensive Pathway System comprised of 85 miles of beautiful trails and off-road paths that meander around and connect to most of the community. Combined with the natural beauty, physical assets and the determination of the residents to maintain their rural lifestyles, the Town remains one of the most beautiful and desirable residential communities in Northern California.
The Public Works Department is comprised of 9 staff and a budget of $2.1 Million.  The department oversees the Town’s public roads and pathway system, storm drain system, sewer system and capital improvement projects.  The City Manager seeks a highly effective administrator to oversee the Public Works operations, with a commitment to high touch customer service to serve and respond to residents who have a strong spirit of engagement and interest in their community.  Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Public Works Director oversees all Public Works operations, which includes engineering and maintenance operations.  The Senior Engineer/City Engineer and Maintenance Superintendent report directly to the Public Works Director. 
The ideal candidate will be a “hands-on” leader with experience in managing sewer systems, pavement management, and engineering principles.  This candidate will also be skillful at interacting with the public, responsive and diplomatic. Minimum requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree with a major in civil engineering, construction management, public administration, or a closely related field, with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a municipal public works or engineering organization, or equivalent experience in project management of construction. 

The annual salary range for the Public Works Director is $136,882 - $206,234, and appointment will be depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  In addition, the Town offers an attractive benefits package.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
Peckham & McKenney, Inc.
Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing Deadline:  June 18, 2021         


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