Senior Public Works Manager – Modesto, CA

Client: City of Modesto, California
Position: Senior Public Works Manager
Closing Date: Closed

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The City of Modesto is recruiting nationally for a highly motivated, innovative, and result-driven Senior Public Works Manager. In 2022, Modesto voters passed Measure H, a 1% sales tax measure, adding approximately $39 million to the City’s general fund. The successful candidate will have a broad background in all aspects of support for fleet, streets, traffic electrical, and airport activities. The new Senior Public Works Manager will report directly to the Director of Public Works and will be responsible for four Divisions with approximately 107 full-time employees. This Senior Public Works Manager will be results-driven, with well-grounded ethical decision-making skills, and superior interpersonal and communication skills. This is one of the most exciting times to join Modesto’s winning team!

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, civil engineering, business administration, or a related field.

Experience: This position requires a minimum of six years of experience in public works, including two years of management responsibility.

The City offers a competitive executive salary range of $123,614 – $150,259 which is negotiable and commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Senior Public Works Manager will also receive an excellent benefits package including enrollment into the Public Employees Retirement System, CalPERS, 2% @ 60 for classic members or 2% @ 62 for PEPRA members, 80 hours management leave annually, City paid life insurance, City contributions to a retiree health savings account and matching contributions into 457 and 401(a) Deferred Compensation plans. Additionally, this position will receive a 3% increase in 2024, 2025, and 2026. The City also offers an incentive for holding a Bachelor or Master degree of 2.5% or 5% respectively.