Public Works Director/City Engineer

City of Fortuna
(707) 725-7600

DEFINITION: Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, to plan, organize, direct, and review the functions and activities of the City’s Public Works Department and Engineering Department  to perform a wide variety of functions, and complex engineering assignments, to plan, and administer the development, maintenance and repair of City facilities, parks, trails, open spaces, and roads; be responsible for the design and inspection of Public Work projects, to review and approve subdivision development plans, direct staff and advises the City Manager on public works related matters; and perform related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a full-time, management class position responsible for the functions of Public Works and Engineering. Work is done under the administrative direction of the City Manager with extensive latitude granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Work is typically performed in a general office environment and treatment plant environment with frequent work outdoors which may include work in inclement weather.
This is an "At Will" position.  Employment may be terminated by either the employee or the City at any time, with or without cause. 
This position is classified as FLSA exempt under the Executive (Managerial/Supervisory) Exemption. 

Maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout employment.  Incumbent will participate in the DMV “Pull Program”.
In order to drive a City vehicle or use a personal vehicle for City business, incumbent must be at least 18 years of age. 
In addition to other City requirements, any offer of employment for Public Works Director is conditional upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background check. 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:  Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.  Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and abilities would be eight (8) years of increasingly responsible work experience in public works and utilities maintenance, construction, and implementation, including at least five (5) years in a supervisory or management capacity.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the Public Works functions and programs of the City, including equipment, facilities, sewer collection, water distribution, storm drainage, streets, water treatment, wastewater treatment, project management and construction inspections; Responsible for the supervision and training of department staff; Works with the Community Development Department in the long range planning and implementation of capital improvement projects and infrastructure development; Oversees the establishment and implementation of goals for Public Works Department operations and services; Contract administration and project management. Conducts street and utility condition surveys to establish project priorities; Works with other government agencies concerned with City public works functions; Develops and executes the City’s Capital Improvement Program; Performs a variety of analytical studies and prepares reports; Attends City Council meetings to provide consultation on Public Works projects and functions; Other duties as required.

Obtain required application and complete job description from City of Fortuna, 621 11th Street, Fortuna, CA  95540 (707) 725-7600 Or

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Application packets must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2019

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