Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.
The Public Works Director provides leadership, administrative oversight and policy direction to the various divisions and organizational units of the comprehensive and broad-based Department of Public Works. This position is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors and is also under the administrative supervision of the County Administrator. The scope of this role incorporates the traditional operations within both public works and general services. Major Capital projects are a key priority for the Department. There are several high profile projects planned, which will dictate a close working relationship between the Chief Assistant County Administrator in charge of Capital Projects, the Public Works Director and the Department. The Director will reflect the values and integrity consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Department, and will offer exceptional customer service skills, a proactive and solutions oriented approach to business, and decisive management skills while maintaining a positive and participative organizational tone for the operation.
The position requires at least six years of progressive full-time or equivalent experience in a managerial capacity in one or more of the following areas: administration, engineering, architectural project management, land acquisition and property management or finance. One year of the required experience must have been in a public agency. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field and possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California are required. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by November 27, 2017.
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Additional Salary Information: The salary range is $165,473 - $201,133 annually, DOQ.
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