San Bernardino County, CA is seeking a Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works plans, organizes, and administers the activities of the Department of Public Works, including Transportation, Flood Control, Surveyor, and Solid Waste Management. This position manages seven direct reports with an overall staff of 657 full-time employees, and reports to the Deputy Executive Officer of the Development Services Group. The department budget is approximately $430 million. This Director will also be involved in Emergency Operations so must have the ability to act quickly and decisively. The ideal candidate should be current in California compliance and regulatory requirements such as air quality, water regulations, endangered species, landfills, and other environmental issues. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with a strong work ethic and excellent customer service skills with a passion for public service and community. Strong interpersonal skills will be necessary to build solid relationships with County leadership, partnering agencies, and other key stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a commitment to staff and leadership development, building interdepartmental relations, and having a sincere desire to build a thriving community through innovation in public works, fiscal responsibility, and environmental stewardship. A collaborative leadership style and humility will work best in this professional and skilled department, as will a strategic manager who understands the effectiveness of being a team player and leading from the front. This position requires a results-oriented, problem solver who has political acumen and is able to build trust, confidence, and credibility while working on policy and key program initiatives. The successful incumbent will maintain a departmental culture where employees will thrive in an environment of practical process improvement and enterprise solutions, open and honest communication, and working together creatively.