Director of Public Works

City of Paramount

SALARY: $113,625.12 - $138,112.08 per year (PERS retirement - 2% at 62 retirement formula for new CalPERS members, 2.5% at 55 retirement formula for CalPERS members covered under pre-2013 rules).

FILING DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. (Faxed applications not acceptable). Resume and cover letter must be included. City application should be completed and submitted to the City email account:

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Requires bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Requires 6 to 8 years of experience in public works operations and capital improvements, with at least five (5) years of progressive administrative and supervisory responsibilities. A proficient background in the operation of a municipal water system is necessary.

Knowledge and Ability: Operational characteristics, services and activities of a public works program including engineering, traffic, waterworks, maintenance and source control functions. Principles and practices of program development and administration. General principles of local government operations. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; and make presentations before public groups.

License Required: Valid Class C California Driver License and acceptable driving record.

GENERAL DUTIES: Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Director of Public Works will be responsible for the daily operation and supervision of the City's Public Works Department. Oversee and direct the daily operations of six divisions: Administration, Engineering, Water, Facility Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance and Landscape Maintenance. Develop, implement and coordinate divisional goals and objectives, policies and procedures; evaluate the operations and activities of the Department. Participate in the preparation of the 14.7 million annual operating budget for the Public Works Department including individual Division budgets and prepare the City’s Capital Improvement Budget. Supervise and participate in a variety of personnel actions, including selections, promotions, performance evaluations, disciplinary measures, and dismissals. Respond to public inquiries and requests. Oversee the preparation of plans and specifications for improvements and modifications to water system, streets, parks, public buildings, and other public works facilities. Develop, maintain, and evaluate contracts for outside services; review work of outside contractors to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established requirements and specifications. Administer professional and maintenance related contract work. Prepare written reports regarding operations, personnel, budget and a variety of other subjects. Coordinate with other City management staff to meet the overall goals and objectives of the City. Develop/conduct training programs for staff. Other duties as assigned.

SELECTION PROCEDURES: Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Human Resources Division (HR) at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date. City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a reference check, a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice, and a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment entirely.

HOW TO APPLY: Resume, cover letter and City application should be completed and submitted to the City email account: Job information may be obtained from the Human Resources Division at 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 or downloaded from our website at Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also contact HR at (562) 220-2067 or via email at


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