Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director of Public Works/ City Engineer supervises, plans, organizes, directs and administers the activities and operations of the Public Works Department and provides administrative assistance to the City Manager; coordinates department activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Incumbent has full responsibility for providing direction and oversight for the department, which includes; engineering; street, building and landscape maintenance and contract administration.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who has strong management and administrative skills with a proven track record of effectively overseeing capital improvement projects and public works operations, managing staff, and working collaboratively with all levels of the organization. The candidate will need to dedicate attention to achieving specific strategic plan objectives and provide exemplary municipal services to residents, businesses, and visitors.
Education and Experience: Six (6) years of experience managing diverse public works operations involving administration, engineering, capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations. Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field is required. A Master’s degree in public administration or related field is preferred. Possession of valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California is required.
Please submit an official City Employment Application and resume to the City of Lawndale’s Administrative Services/ Personnel Department. Applications may be obtained from the City website at www.lawndalecity.org or by contacting the City of Lawndale at (310) 973-3200.