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Public Works Director
City of Bakersfield

The City of Bakersfield is seeking a Public Works Director.  The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong foundation of knowledge of the services, programs and capital projects that are reflective of a full-service city. Seeking to innovate and modernize the department’s operations, the candidate will prioritize providing top tier customer service, robust data analysis and encourage the use of best practices. As the face of the department, this position requires strong communications skills, the ability to listen openly and honestly, political acumen and the willingness to hold team members accountable. As stewards of public resources, senior leaders within the organization are tasked with ensuring all facets of the operation are efficient and reflect a community-oriented approach to providing services. The candidate possesses a passion for public service, especially in an engaged and progressive community; a vision for expanded, energy-efficient capital projects; and safe, low stress, Complete Streets across the City. Finally, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated dedication to the delivery of excellence through prior work experience.


Location: Bakersfield, California
Salary: $145,352 - $176,679
Final filing date: First review of applications: August 16, 2021

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.