The City of Issaquah, Washington (population of 39,000) is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated public works professional to lead a newly-established Public Works Department. This director-level position would join the new, energetic City Administrator and a strong leadership team to serve a community rapidly-transforming itself into a premier 21st century city. The Public Works Director will have the opportunity to create a unified Public Works Department by combining Public Works Engineering and Public Works Operations, which previously were two separate departments. The Public Works Department has 56 full-time staff and an operating budget of $56 million. The department is organized into six divisions: Transportation Engineering, Utilities Engineering, Street Operations, Water Operations, Sewer and Stormwater Operations, and the City Fleet. Emergency Management is also a key function of the Public Works Department.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of upper-management experience in administering complex municipal public works, engineering, utilities, budgets, and community development. Additionally, a Washington State PE license is preferred. A broad background and knowledge of public works infrastructure, including transportation, and water and storm drainage systems are essential. Demonstrated experience in budget development, fiscal management and controls, and strategic business planning, and measures is a necessity.
The salary range for this position is $144,700 to $196,400 annually, DOQE. In addition, the City offers an excellent benefits package.