Director of Public Works

City of Glendale
Until Filled
(916) 784-9080
(916) 784-1985

The City of Glendale is looking for a strategic thinking, solution-oriented Director of Public Works with a balance of technical skills and personal attributes to provide effective leadership and coordinate the activities of a large and diverse municipal public works department. The new Director of Public Works will have a “big-picture” perspective and be willing and capable of working in a collaborative manner with a highly motivated, experienced, and talented Executive Team, as well as a connected and engaged City Council. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to engage and communicate with people at all levels within the organization and community are essential to success in this assignment; business and political acumen and varied experience in multiple divisions are also essential. The selected individual will lead by example through a shared vision with the City Manager and staff, and exemplify strong tenants of proactive leadership, project management, customer service, and fiscal discipline.

The incoming Director of Public Works will be a team player who is willing to roll up his or her sleeves to help the Department accomplish its goals— someone who gets out in the field, builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and seeks mutually beneficial projects in support of the organization, as well as the Glendale community. He or she will be someone that can build trust with staff at all levels by taking down existing silos, creating a teamwork environment where feedback is valued and supported, and maintaining an open-door policy. The successful candidate will have knowledge of applicable safety rules, practices, and procedures affecting the operation of a public works department; laws and ordinances relevant to the operation of a public works department; principles of organization, administration, and supervision.

The minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related and applicable field, and ten (10) years of responsible managerial experience in public works administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree in a related and applicable field is desirable. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements. Candidates must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License.

The monthly salary range for the incoming Director of Public Works is $13,312.58 – $18,425.58, DOQ.


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