Colusa County

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Director of Public Works

Colusa County
Colusa, CA Full-time
Posted on November 7, 2019

Colusa County

Director of Public Works

  • $116,184- $190,488 Licensed
  • $105,240 - $172,536 Unlicensed

About the position

The County of Colusa is recruiting for a Director of Public Works to plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Public Works Department.

This includes: Engineering, road and bridge maintenance, traffic control, landfill, equipment maintenance, and the County’s transportation programs; serves as Floodplain Administrator, Executive Director of Transportation Commission, Executive Director of Transit Agency, and if qualified, serves as Road Commissioner and County Engineer, may also serve if needed and qualified, as the County Surveyor; coordinate assigned activities with other County departments and outside agencies; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Board of Supervisors. The Director of Public Works leads a technical staff of 48 and manages a budget of over $19.2 million. The Director reports to the County Administrative Officer and works closely with all other County departmental managers.

In the upcoming year, the Department will be focusing attention on issues such as:

 Continuation of FEMA Flood Re-mapping
 Increased Road Maintenance and construction with RMRA funding
 Utilization of an Emergency Grant of almost $700,000 for a water redundancy project and improve reliability for the Stonyford water system

Minimum Requirements

The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Public Works Director—Licensed Engineer:
 Five (5) years of increasingly responsible public works and engineering experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
 Bachelor's degree with major work in civil engineering or a related field.
 Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California. Land Surveying license in the State of California, preferred.

Public Works Director—Unlicensed:
 Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible public works experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
 Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, business, management, or a related field.
Or
 Nine (9) years of increasingly responsible public works experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
 Equivalent to an Associates degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, business, management, or a related field.

EOE/ADA