Public Works Director

City of Lomita
Until Filled

The City of Lomita is now accepting applications for the position of Public Works Director. Under executive direction performs professional level work in the planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Public Works Department including street maintenance, tree maintenance, water distribution and maintenance, safety compliance, NPDES system, and public works contracts; and performs related duties as required.


The ideal candidate will be a talented leader and manager who is committed to maximizing his/her potential as well as the potential of others. A hands-on mentor, he/she will be actively engaged in the development of his/her staff. The new Director will be a motivating and inclusive manager with the ability to foster ownership and create momentum around department priorities. A track record of setting high standards and holding staff accountable to such standards will be expected. Further, the individual selected will demonstrate the ability to be creative and resourceful in recruiting talented staff who add value to the cohesive environment.


A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, which includes at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field, and a valid California Class C driver’s license are required. A strong background in water operations, distribution and/or treatment is highly desirable. Possession of or ability to obtain a Grade D3 Water Distribution Certificate is preferred.  Registration as a Civil Engineer in California is desirable. Public sector and/or director-level experience is not required. A combination of public and private sector  experience will be welcomed.



If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and City job application via mail or in person to:

City of Lomita, Human Resources

24300 Narbonne Avenue

Lomita, CA 90717


Emailed or faxed applications are not accepted.  This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring by October 29, 2018.  For additional information, please contact Deborah Dixon, Human Resources Analyst, at (310) 325-7110, extension 144 or


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