Director of Public Works

City of Santa maria


Director of Public Works

“Shape your career while shaping your community”

Salary:  $147,129 – 178,837 DOE/DOQ


Be a part of a progressive and pioneering community.


The City of Santa Maria seeks a Public Works Director who is customer-service focused, a self-starter and a collaborative, inclusive, and motivational leader. The successful candidate will be an engaging leader who combines a strategic, big-picture perspective with strong management and administrative skills. The Director will have experience managing public works projects, strong fiscal and business acumen, and excellent project management, communication, and customer orientation skills. This is a great position for the candidate who is looking to work for an innovative City administration that focuses on reducing process and bureaucracy and making things happen.  This job is a chance to work with a top-notch executive team and the professional opportunity to be a transformative executive leader advancing public projects that will serve the community for generations to come.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, business or related field.
  • Extensive experience (ideally eight or more years) with increased responsibility overseeing large scale, multi-million dollar capital budgets and construction projects; three years supervisory experience.
  • Leadership experience overseeing public improvements.
  • Possession of valid California Driver License, with a satisfactory driving record, by the date of appointment.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background investigation performed by the Santa Maria Police Department.

Preferred, but not required:

  • A civil engineering license (PE), ideally in the state of California.
  • Municipal or county government experience.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary range is: $147,129 – 178,837 DOE/DOQ; salary will be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience. 



This is an open continuous recruitment; however, for first consideration apply by November 15th by completing an application and submitting your cover letter and resume to:

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

Save the Dates:

  •  Interview dates are December 10th and 11th (candidates selected to interview will need to be available for both days).


The City of Santa Maria is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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