Public Works Director

Jensen Strategies
March 14, 2023
Warrenton, OR
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Job Summary:
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director provides leadership and oversight of the Public Works Department and serves as a key member of the City’s management team. The Public Works Department is responsible for City infrastructure, enterprise utilities, transportation systems/planning, water, sewer, stormwater, and municipally operated garbage services. The position supervises up to 25 FTE positions and eligible employees are represented by an AFSCME union. The Director coordinates strategy and policy to ensure the City’s mission and core values are incorporated into operational activities and services.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strong leadership and management abilities
  • Comprehensive municipal public works, utilities, and operations knowledge
  • Demonstrated strategic and project planning skills
  • Human resource experience
  • Strong public finance and communication skills
  • Experience with contract management
  • An ability to foster effective community, Commission, and intergovernmental relations
  • An appreciation Warrenton’s community attributes

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business administration, public administration or related field
  • At least three years of upper-level, preferably government, management experience are required
  • A State of Oregon Professional Engineer license
  • Demonstrated experience in fiscal and capital budget management, strategic planning, and/or engagement with community members and elected officials
  • Combinations of relevant education and experience that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform essential functions may be considered

Compensation:  $89,932 to $109,313 (DOQ) plus excellent benefits

Email Resume and Cover Letter:
To be considered, candidates must email the following applications materials to no later than Sunday, April 5, 2023.
(1) concise cover letter summarizing relevant background and qualifications for the position in PDF or Word format
(2) resume in PDF or Word format
(3) a Supplemental Application Form* in PDF or Word format
(4) If applicable, a completed and signed Oregon Veteran’s Preference form* in PDF or Word format, with supporting documentation.
* Form available at Questions may be directed to: Emily Rehder (503) 477-5615 The City of Warrenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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