City of Hood River, Oregon - Public Works Director

$93,326 - $114,779 yearly
  • Waldron
  • Hood River, OR, USA
  • Nov 18, 2019
Full time Government

Job Description

The City of Hood River, Oregon is looking for a new Public Works Director. The Public Works Director is a self-directed and highly accountable position providing oversight, direction and leadership to the Public Works Department. It is anticipated that, if qualified the Public Works Director would also serve as the City Engineer. This dynamic and innovative leader guides the department both through long range planning and everyday maintenance and operations with a focus on customer service.


The Public Works Director is responsible for a full range of Public Works services through a talented staff. Excited by the projects and initiatives in Hood River, the Public Works Director understands the importance of maintaining existing infrastructure, designing and building necessary improvements and planning for future growth. The successful candidate multi-tasks with ease, shifting gears quickly to prioritize and balance workloads and resource needs to meet project demands. The ability to easily explain complex public works concepts while hearing, balancing, and respecting a variety of views during the decision-making process is essential.


The Public Works Director is known for supporting staff and removing barriers to enable success. The ideal candidate employs a leadership style that invites participation and gathers input from the public works team. The successful candidate possesses strong communication skills and the ability to connect with staff, elected officials and the growing community in order to effectively drive change. With an eye on process improvement and innovation, the Public Works Director is creative and brings a fresh perspective and new ideas to public works projects and initiatives.


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