The City of Orinda is situated in southwest Contra Costa County, within a group of secluded valleys surrounded by a distinctive backdrop of rolling hills and mature trees. Its unique, semi-rural setting is approximately 15 miles east of San Francisco and transitions into neighboring communities of Moraga and Lafayette. The City is seeking a confident, self-driven Director of Public Works & Engineering Services with strong leadership skills and proven management capabilities to effectively guide and oversee the Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will be responsive and have excellent communication skills. They will be a strategic thinker and a skilled public works generalist who can comfortably and effectively represent the City and address public works issues that the Department faces.
Qualified candidates should possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is desirable) in Civil Engineering, or a related field; eight (8) years of increasingly responsible public works experience, including five (5) years in a supervisory or management role. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is desirable. The monthly salary for the Director of Public Works position is $12,735.76 - $15,540.05; placement within this range is dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City of Orinda also offers an excellent benefits package.