Public Works Director

Full-time
Town of Yucca Valley
Until Filled
dbreidenbach@yucca-valley.org
7603697207
7602281310

Yucca Valley is a Southern California high desert community (elevation 3,300 ft.) that lies between the San Bernardino Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park. Located about 25 minutes from Palm Springs, the Town is characterized by moderate temperatures, clean air, amazingly starry nights and is currently home to 22,000 residents.

The Town of Yucca Valley Public Works Department is responsible for providing quality services to the community and other Town departments in maintaining a beautiful, clean and safe environment for the residents.  The Department strives to maintain a cost-effective operation and to provide those essential infrastructure services in a responsible manner, utilizing teamwork, technology and coordination with other service providers within the Basin.  The Public Works Department is comprised of Engineering, Administration, Facilities, Parks and Streets Maintenance.  The Public Works Department has approximately 14 full time equivalent employees.  

The position is responsible for planning, administering, and performing the Town’s engineering functions, project management, facilities, parks and streets maintenance; directs, organizes and administers operations and projects within the Public Works Department; directs preparation and administration of the Public Works budget; directs and reviews the preparation of staff reports, analyses and studies; conducts presentations to the Town Council and Planning Commission on public works  related areas.  Makes presentations to other community stakeholders as needed; reports to the Deputy Town Manager regarding department activities; coordinates with department heads and outside agencies and performs other related duties as assigned. 

The desired candidate will have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow department heads, the residents of the Town, and an engaged Town Council and Planning Commission.  A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction technology, or management, business, public administration or a related field is required; at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering and/or traffic engineering including significant capital improvement program construction experience; possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and possession and maintenance of a valid certificate or registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is preferred. 

To apply, please visit the Town's website at www.yucca-valley.org/departments/employment.  The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Closing date:  Position is open until filled.  First review of applications will be April 29, 2019.