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Public Works Director

Employer: City of San Jose, CA

Address: 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113

Salary: $174,867-$283,252


Final Filing Date: 03/06/2023


Job Description:

Ensure the Department is organized, programs planned, designed, constructed, and maintained to operate all aspects of the City and fulfill operational missions with effective, efficient, and quality services. The next Director of Public Works must have exceptional political awareness and professionalism; an understanding that Directors are representatives of the City Manager; a history of successfully managing all aspects of public facilities; consistent policy adherence; a record of success and support of others; impeccable ethics and integrity, and effective focus and prioritization in coordination and facilitation with peers and partners in a matrix-management form of governance.


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  • A Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, or a discipline related to the business performed by the department and ten (10) years of experience in increasingly responsible field and office civil engineering work including at least five (5) years in a management and policy making level with direction of professional staff.

  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.​​

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