Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director/City Engineer plans, organizes and directs the activities and operations of the Public Works/Engineering Department including general engineering, traffic engineering, street and landscape maintenance, and contract services. The Public Works Director/City Engineer serves as a member of the City’s management team and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager relative to public works and engineering related issues.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Develop and implement department goals, objectives, policies and procedures for public works activities.
Plan, direct and supervise construction, maintenance and inspection activities of infrastructure in the City.
Direct the preparation of agenda items for the City Council, Traffic Commission and other commissions involved in public works and engineering activities.
Attend City Council meetings as the department staff representative.
Supervise and participate in the preparation and administration of the department budget; monitor expenditures and implement mid-year adjustments.
Prepare grant applications for various programs administered by other agencies.
Coordinate department activities with engineers, developers, individual property owners and community associations in acquiring information and advising on public works and engineering related matters.
Review and approve final parcel and tract maps, lot line adjustments, grading and improvement plans.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate professional, technical and clerical personnel.
Provide complex technical and administrative support to the City Manager, City Council and Commissions on public works and engineering related issues.
Perform related duties as assigned.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles and practices of public works and engineering as applied to the planning, design and construction of a variety of facilities and projects.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to identify and respond to issues raised by the City Council and public.
Ability to implement goals and policies; analyze and solve problems; prepare written and oral reports.
Ability to administer budgetary, personnel and public relations activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with city officials, the public and representatives from other agencies.
Any combination of training and/or experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be eight years of professional and administrative experience in the field of public works and equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
Valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer from the State of California.
Additional Salary Information: The actual starting salary will be at the discretion of the City Manager based on qualifications. Generous health, vision/dental and other benefits.
The City of Yorba Linda is an affluent community located in northern Orange County, California and serves 68,000 residents. Yorba Linda is a general law city and is governed by a five-member City Council with each Council member serving a four-year term. The City currently has a staff of 94 full-time employees, eight 30-hour and up to 100 part-time employees with an operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY)2017-18 of $63.9 million and for FY2018-2019 of $65.3 million.