The City of Salinas (pop. 161,042) is the 34th largest city in California and the largest city in beautiful Monterey County. The City is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and inclusionary Public Works Director who will provide exceptional management of the Public Works Department. This Executive Management position plans, organizes, and directs the activities of various divisions to include Engineering & Transportation, Street and Sewer Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment, Landscape Construction Inspection, Parks and Forestry Operations, Building and Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance, and the Salinas Municipal Airport which hosts the annual California International Airshow. The Department is the third largest in the City, and supported by 89 staff. The FY 17/18 budget is $14 million and the CIP is $34 million.
The incoming Public Works Director should be team-oriented and have exceptional people management skills. Candidates should have experience in administration, management, strategic planning, succession planning, and community outreach. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Organizational Behavior, Business Management, or a related field, and eight years of responsible experience administering public works operations are required. Spanish bilingual skills desirable.