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Public Works Director

Employer: City of Ridgecrest, CA

Address: 100 W California Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Salary: $117,540 - $150,015 (DOQ) and a competitive benefit package.


Final Filing Date: November 16, 2022


Job Description:

If you’re looking for a thrilling new career opportunity and get excited about outdoor living, then the Public Works Director of Ridgecrest might be just what you’re looking for. Located about half way between LA and Mammoth Lakes, Ridgecrest offers a small town atmosphere, with big city amenities, great for raising a family and for those that enjoy the outdoors.

The City of Ridgecrest (pop. 29,000 in town/40,000 in the valley) is seeking an engaging, collaborative leader to be their next Public Works Director. The Director will plan, organize, manage, and direct the activities of the five divisions of the Public Works Department – Building, Engineering, Streets/Fleet, Transit, and Wastewater. The Director is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the City’s many Capital Improvement Projects, including a forth coming, state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Facility; the Bowman Channel Project; several street, sewer, communication, and streetlight infrastructure improvement projects; park improvements, and many more. A typical background would be eight years of progressively responsible Public Works maintenance, construction and contract experience, including or supplemented by four years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity.



A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major
course work in engineering, public administration, business administration or a related field is
required; a Master’s degree is preferred.


Professional Engineer License:

Registration as a Professional Engineer in California is desired.


Apply here:

Peckham & McKenney

For additional information, contact:

Tara Schultz

Peckham & McKenney

(626) 644-1398

Resumes are acknowledged within two business days. Call Tara Schultz at (626) 644-1398 for
more information. A detailed brochure is available at

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