Director of Public Works

City of Monrovia
Until Filled

The City of Monrovia is looking for a progressive Public Works professional with contemporary ideas and a passion for excellence. The selected individual will be a mentor and a team builder who prioritizes people and enhances the needs of the team. The ideal candidate is one who is highly involved and can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. This person will know how to engage in healthy discussions in order to arrive at positive solutions. The selected individual will be a resilient problem solver and have the ability to adapt to various situations while maintaining forward momentum.

In Monrovia, we believe the way in which projects are accomplished is just as important as the end result. An individual who is committed to serving with humility and who can demonstrate high emotional intelligence will be successful in the role.  Competitive candidates will have a hunger to continually search for better ways of doing things and be loyal to the organization and community.  The selected individual will be a smart, creative, intuitive thinker and decision maker.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities and projects, but not limited to the following:

Assume full management responsibility for all Public Works Department services and activities including all functions within the Engineering, Water, Sewer, Parks and Streets divisions;
Select, train, motivate, mentor, develop and evaluate personnel;
Manage the development and implementation of Public Works Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area;
Direct and manage construction and maintenance of City streets, water, wastewater systems, facilities, and fleet maintenance activities;
Oversee and participate in the development and administration of department budget; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary;
Manage and administer engineering consulting and construction contracts; review work to ensure compliance with specifications, and related documents; ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, and standards;
Provide staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; participate on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; and
Respond and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.