Public Works Director

$223,516 - $268,236 yearly
  • Bob Murray & Associates
  • Newark, CA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Full time Public Works

Job Description

The City of Newark is a family-oriented community nestled along the southeast end of the San Francisco Bay, 25 miles south of the City of Oakland and 20 miles north of San Jose. Its 13 square miles of land are at the foot of the Dumbarton Bridge adjacent to salt ponds and a wildlife refuge. With a growing population of over 47,000 residents, the City of Newark offers a small town feel while sitting in the heart of bustling Silicon Valley. The City of Newark is seeking an innovative, experienced, and collaborative candidate who engages in cultivating a positive work culture to serve as the next Public Works Director. Under administrative direction from the City Manager, the Public Works Director plans, oversees, and directs the activities and operations of the Public Works Department including engineering, maintenance, environmental services, and building inspection divisions. This position participates as a member of the City Manager's Executive Team in the consideration of general City policies, programs, and concerns; and serves as a technical advisor to the City Council, Planning Commission, City Manager, other City departments, and civic groups.

The ideal candidate will be a professional team player who can work well with a variety of people of varying backgrounds and roles and use excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships. As a representative of the City, the incumbent must build strong City Council and community relations and work effectively with contractors, property owners, and the general public. The ability to express ideas on technical subjects clearly and concisely is required. Timely and impactful verbal and written communication are vital. Presentation skills and a candidate successful in securing grant funding are desired. Experience overseeing the implementation of large-scale projects is valuable, as the City embarks on building a railroad overpass, two fire stations and a community center. A candidate with a strong focus on customer service with a proven track record of excellent leadership and motivation of staff is crucial. A forward thinking and emotionally intelligent candidate with an inventive, problem-solving mindset is essential to success.

The annual salary range for the Public Works Director is $223,516 to $268,236 with a 3% COLA increase in July 2024; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips or Ms. Stephanie Dietz at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: May 10, 2024