Due to the impacts of severe weather to communities in Oregon and across the country we are extending the window to accept applications for this position. We recognize that people who may be interested in this role are likely engaged in important work to support their community.
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Home to 175,000 people, Eugene sits in the southern portion of the Willamette Valley and is known for its majestic trees, fantastic parks and a multitude of arts and recreational activities. Situated in Lane County 110 miles south of Portland, Eugene is within an hour of the Cascade Range to the east and Oregon’s breathtaking coast to the west. Living in Eugene provides opportunities to find activities that speak to you. Some activities include floating the Willamette River, walking, bicycling, rolling along miles of interconnected trails, dining and tastings at top notch local craft breweries and wineries, attending resident symphony, ballet company performances, or traveling acts at the Hult Center for Performing Arts. The City is also home to the University of Oregon, founded in 1876, bringing the benefits of a major educational and research institution and highly competitive college athletics programs. The Public Works Department aims to make lives better through services provided each day. The Department’s mission is to enhance the safety, welfare, and livability of the community. This is accomplished by providing and managing infrastructure and services for the airport, open spaces, parks, transportation, and stormwater and wastewater systems. The City is seeking a collaborative and forward-facing candidate to serve as the next Public Works Director. The successful candidate will be a strong member of the executive team, bringing knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, budgeting, and personnel management. The next Public Works Director will have experience with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work at interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels. Candidates that align and resonate with the City’s values and goals are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates possess any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be possession of eight (8) years of increasingly responsible public works experience in a municipal government or public agency in an administrative or managerial capacity involving responsibility for planning, organization, implementation, and supervision of varied engineering, maintenance, and/or other related programs; along with the equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
The salary range for the Public Works Director is $165,984.00 to $200,532.80 annually. The City of Eugene determines starting pay within the range based on relevant education and experience in order to comply with the Oregon Equal Pay Act. The City of Eugene offers an excellent benefits package.