The City of Vancouver, WA is seeking a Public Works Director. The City organization has 1,196 employees and a $1.3B biannual budget. Reporting to the City Manager, the Public Works Director is a highly responsible executive level position and a key contributor to the City’s leadership team. The Public Works Director performs complex managerial and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and overseeing the operations of the Public Works Department to maintain the quality and safety of the City’s infrastructure and deliver associated programs and services reliably, efficiently, and cost effectively.
Due to the department’s size and complexity, the ideal candidate will be a skilled administrator first and an engineer second (if at all). Strong division managers with expertise in their areas are capable of carrying out the more technical functions in the department. The selected candidate should be an enabler who wants to continue the department’s collaborative work environment focused on solving problems. Experience with workforce development and increasing diversity are desirable as is a good sense of humor coupled with accountability.