Public Works Director

City of Scotts Valley, CA

Public Works Director
City of Scotts Valley, CA

With a population of 12,000, the beautiful community of Scotts Valley is located in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains just six miles northeast of Santa Cruz, yet only 20 miles from San Jose and Silicon Valley. The city enjoys an exceptional balance of commercial, industrial, retail, and residential development.  Scotts Valley residents value its family-friendly atmosphere and public safety services, which contribute to keeping Scotts Valley among the top safest communities in the region. 

The City of Scotts Valley has a $12.9 million general fund budget and $20 million operating budget citywide and 60 budgeted full-time employees within the departments of Administration (City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk), Administrative Services, Police, Community Development (Planning and Building), and Public Works, which includes a Parks and Recreation division.  The City also operates its own wastewater treatment plant/recycled water facility. Separate special districts provide water and fire services.

Appointed by and reporting to the City Manager, the Public Works Director will oversee a FY 2020/21 budget of $7.3 million and a committed staff of 20.5 FTEs working in Engineering, Maintenance, Parks and Recreation, and Wastewater Divisions. The Department oversees planning, design, construction, maintenance, repairs and operation services for City infrastructure.

Any combination equivalent to graduation from an engineering school of recognized standing with major work in civil engineering or other relevant field and extensive experience in progressively responsible public works, some of which will have been in a supervisory capacity and included the management of major public works functions, development of capital programs and experience with department administration including budgeting, personnel and procurement.  Possession of a certificate to practice as a registered professional Civil Engineer issued by the State of California is desirable but not required.

The annual salary range is $122,148 to $171,888 (DOQE).

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Peckham & McKenney

Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 or if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within two business days.

Filing Deadline is June 1, 2021.