Assistant Director of Public Works

County of Santa Cruz

Salary: $133,245 – 178,526 Annually

Application Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

The Position

The County of Santa Cruz is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Public Works in the Administrative Unit. We are seeking a qualified professional with broad experience in administration and operations related to four organizational units within the Public Works Department: Fiscal, Management Information Systems, Program Administration and Personnel.


The County of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County has approximately 270,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and approximately 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour’s drive away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz County one of California’s most desirable living areas.



Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in Business Administration or Public Administration and six years of administrative experience in a government agency, which has included budget and fiscal analysis and supervisory and management experience. 


Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License from the start of employment or the employee must provide suitable transportation that is approved by the appointing authority
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, and on an emergency, as needed basis


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of public works’ issues and practices; possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; be experienced supervising diverse groups of employees; possess the skills and abilities required to work with public officials, federal, state and local agencies, and community groups; and demonstrate strong problem-solving capability.


The Application Process

Candidates must submit a County application and supplemental questionnaire. The completed application packet must be received online at before midnight or received in the Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Rm. 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.  For more information please call Christine McAllister, Employment Services Analyst at (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. If you have a disability that would require an accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.




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