Director of Public Works

City of Whittier
Until Filled

Director of Public Works – City of Whittier, CA – (Salary: $11,512 - $14,390 mo., plus excellent benefits.)  The Director of Public Works, a key member of the City’s Executive Management Team, leads an outstanding staff in delivering exemplary services to their customers.  The Director reports directly to the City Manager and works closely with the City Council, Whittier Utility Authority, Parking and Transportation Commission, City staff, community and developers to ensure high quality development.

Under administrative direction, assists, plans, manages, oversees, and directs the operations and services of the Public Works Department, which includes engineering, traffic engineering, street maintenance, fleet maintenance, water systems operation and maintenance, solid waste operations, civic center maintenance, and capital improvement project management; coordinates activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, contractors, organizations, and the public; provides responsible and complex staff support to the City Council and City Manager.

A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of five years of progressively responsible civil municipal engineering and/or public works administration, including at least two years at a management level, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.   This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time.  Must apply online at and include a resume, salary history and three professional references.

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