The County of Shasta seeks a Director of Public Works (Director) to serve as an engaging leader of the Department of Public Works (Department). They will have a strategic, big-picture perspective with strong management, interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills. The Director will oversee the following core services/divisions: Roads, Facilities, and Fleet, and is responsible for the construction and maintenance of County roads and other public works property and facilities, engineering and surveying activities, County service areas, the solid waste program, and the water agency. The ideal candidate will have experience managing public works projects, strong fiscal and business acumen, leadership and project management expertise, and embrace a strong customer service culture. For this role, a California Professional Engineer’s License is required. This job is a chance to work with a top-notch executive team and be a transformative leader advancing public projects that will serve the community for generations to come. The Department is collegial, respectful, and inclusive. If you are looking for an innovative, forward-thinking organization where you have exceptional opportunities to advance a career, take on exciting projects, and be a part of a dynamic leadership team, then this is a great match for you! Read further for a snapshot of the exciting opportunities awaiting our next Director.
This is an at-will, executive position that reports directly to the County Executive Officer, oversees more than 130 staff, an approximate $97 million operational budget, and a 5-year Capital Improvement Plan of $115 million. The Public Works Director will have fantastic career opportunities and be part of the County’s executive team with a team culture that inspires creative thinking and engagement and supports quality of life and work-life balance. As mentioned, this position will oversee all aspects of public works in the County including administrative, engineering, roads, maintenance, county services areas, fleet, and operations and maintenance.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will work cross-departmentally with other leaders in the cities, County, and community and use their technical expertise and interpersonal skills to meet the goals and objectives of the Department and County. You will use your strengths in these areas to address a wide variety of County issues and needs and advocate for various modes of transportation. The Director will be customer-service-minded, an interdepartmental collaborator, an excellent project manager, and a mentor of our future leaders.
In addition to the above ideal candidate competencies, the preferred experience includes any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, business, or related field from an accredited college
Extensive experience overseeing large-scale, multi-million-dollar capital budgets and construction projects
Leadership experience overseeing process improvements
Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license upon appointment
At least three (3) years of supervisory or management experience in professional engineering work, involving the design and construction of roads, bridges, buildings, and a variety of other public works facilities.
Candidates will be in possession of a civil engineering license by the California (or other state) Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, or Geologists
Appointment as Road Commissioner requires possession of a current, valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer issued by the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
Appointment as County Surveyor requires possession of a current, valid license as a Professional Land Surveyor issued by the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Annual salary of $158,712 - $202,560 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package.