Director of Public Works – Fairfax, CA

Client: Town of Fairfax, California
Position: Director of Public Works
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The Town of Fairfax (located in central/west Marin County, California) is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a Director of Public Works. In this newly re-activated position, the Director of Public Works will be expected to address a variety of interesting challenges encompassing a full range of public works (roads, bridges, pavement, flood control, parks, playgrounds, public buildings, decarbonization, maintenance, and repair), environmental, and capital improvement projects. The Department of Public Works has a FY 2021/22 annual operating budget of almost $900,000 and approximately $5.4 million in budgeted capital improvements. In addition to the Director, the Public Works Department is staffed with 4 FTEs further complemented by various consultants and contractors, also in coordination with the Town’s Building Official as needed on various projects. Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the Director of Public Works will plan, schedule, and direct the work of the Department, which includes supervision and oversight of street repairs and improvements, permits, traffic control, pavement markings, parks and public landscaping, storm drains, street sweeping, building maintenance, and general engineering functions.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in municipal engineering, public works, or in a related department. Experience in a public agency is preferred although comparable experience with a private engineering or construction firm with a demonstrated record of progressively responsible work experience including project management and supervision of personnel may be substituted. Specific experience in maintenance of streets, storm drains, public improvements, and general engineering and building construction is preferred. Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California would be of benefit and with a PE in civil engineering highly desired.

Annual salary for this position is up to $185,000. The Town offers benefits, including CalPERS retirement. Candidates should be aware that the Town of Fairfax does not participate in Social Security.