Director of Public Works & Utilities

City of Petaluma, CA

Director of Public Works & Utilities
City of Petaluma, California
Located 40 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a full-service charter city with eight departments overseeing police, fire, infrastructure, water utilities, development review and administrative and support services.  In addition to standard services, the city has a marina, airport, and transit service.  Petaluma is led by six Council Members and the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of Government.  Petaluma employs over 340 employees who serve a population of 62,000 people.
The Director of Public Works & Utilities is appointed by and reports to the City Manager and oversees a talented staff of 113 dedicated employees and a $55 million Capital Improvement Program, as well as all public works, water and wastewater activity and functions.  The Director is responsible for directing, planning, organizing, and integrating the City’s public works and water utilities activities and functions, including the state-of-the-art Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, which treats the community's wastewater and utilizes an innovative blend of mechanical and natural treatment processes.  The Department is also responsible for expert professional assistance to City Management in their areas of expertise and responsibility, including engineering, development engineering, water systems and conservation, wastewater treatment and recycling, street, buildings, fleet, streetlights, storm drain and landscape maintenance and operations, capital improvement program planning and implementation, traffic, floodplain administration and local transit, marina, and airport operations, the administration of the American with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, Floodplain Administration, Construction Management, and Inspection Services.
A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering or a related field is required. A Master’s degree and registration as a Professional Civil Engineer is highly desirable. Experience doing similar work in the public sector for at least seven (7) years of which at least three (3) of those years include management of water and wastewater functions is required. Possession of a certificate to practice as a registered professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of California is desirable but not required.
Annual salary range:  $153,672 – $199,424 (pending City Council approval).
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
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Feel free to contact Bobbi McKenney toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.
Filing deadline is July 5, 2021.