Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
The Heart of the South Bay, City of Lawndale, is seeking a Director of Public Works/ City Engineer to develop, manage and oversee the professional, technical, clerical and skilled operations of its Department of Public Works, to include: administration, engineering, street maintenance, and grounds maintenance. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Director of Public Works/ City Engineer must be able to demonstrate strong leadership, integrity and a commitment to providing modeled municipal services to City residents, businesses, and visitors. The ideal candidate must be able to effectively oversee capital improvement projects and public works operations, achieve strategic objectives/goals, and work collaboratively with all levels within the organization.
Education, License and Experience: Six (6) consecutive years of increasingly responsible experience managing diverse public works operations, involving administration, engineering, capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations. Two (2) years managing and/or directing a division or department. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major course work in civil engineering or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. A valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California and Land Surveyor is highly desired.
Please visit the City of Lawndale’s website at www.lawndalecity.org to obtain a detailed recruitment brochure and selection procedures.
Additional Salary Information: CalPERS Retirement (2%@55-Classic; 2%@2-New); voluntarily deferred comp match program; car allowance ($225 per month); and tuition reimbursement ($1,800 per fiscal year).
About City of Lawndale
The City of Lawndale is centrally located in the Centinela Valley of Los Angeles County, approximately fifteen miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and five miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Lawndale is an urbanized area of predominately single -family homes, encompassing 1.9 square miles. The City enjoys a moderate climate with a yearly average temperature of approximately 68 degrees. The population is approximately 35,000.The City of Lawndale was incorporated on December 28, 1959, as a general law city. The City has a council-manager form of government with an elected Mayor and four Councilmembers and a full-time appointed City Manager. The City is a contract city with police and fire services provided by Los Angeles County. There are about 60 full and part-time equivalent customer-oriented City staff to provide remaining City services.