Plan, implement and deliver Public Works services to the City. Provide leadership and direction for the City's Public Works Department. Oversee operations of the Administration, Utilities, Engineering and Transportation Divisions. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.
Additional Information Salary Range: $9,261.20 - $11,819.90 Monthly 1.00 FTE, Full-Time Exempt Non-represented position 12-month probationary period
Please see our website for a complete Position Description including essential functions and requirements.
Please see our Public Works Director job brochure for additional information regarding the Corvallis community, position priorities and opportunities, and ideal candidate information.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field is required. Master's degree is strongly preferred
Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in a municipal public works setting at a managerial level.
Registration as an Oregon Professional Engineer is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of all phases of public works management, including utilities, engineering, capital projects and transportation areas. Familiar with Federal, State and local regulatory requirements in these areas that have regional basis implications, and ensure ongoing City compliance.
Excellent supervisory skills. Ability to hold employees and supervisors accountable for personal goals and contributions towards organizational objectives and values. Ability to motivate staff and to delegate, supervise and review the work of staff.
Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, facilitation, negotiation, communication and organizational skills, including the ability to speak effectively in public to a variety of audiences.
Ability to maintain and promote effective working relationships with, and between, coworkers, the public, elected officials, and other agencies.
Experience with group processes and ability to facilitate groups to accomplish tasks and resolve issues.
Strong budget management and reporting skills.
Ability to understand how to apply technology and lead efforts to improve efficiency and customer service.
Ability to use a computer to perform the essential functions of the position.
Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License.
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam.
Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check.
Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; ability to promote equity, diversity and inclusion principles with employees in day to day operations. Ability to successfully use equity, diversity and inclusion principles within the department and organization-wide.
Demonstrable commitment to, and understanding of, sustainability and the ability to promote commitment, understanding, and use of sustainability principles by employees for day to day operations required.Ability to hold employees accountable for sustainability objectives.
The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
Travel among City worksites, off-site meetings and presentations.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Corvallis offers an attractive benefits package, including:
City-paid contribution to OPSRP, Deferred Compensation Plan (457), City-paid
medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Excellent vacation and sick leave with 10 paid holidays per year.