Nestled in the heart of Texas’ southernmost region of the Rio Grande Valley, McAllen is just a Texas two-step from Mexico’s front door and is known for its tropical breezes, mild winter weather, brightly colored birds, and low cost of living. McAllen is one of the Top 10 cities with the biggest influx of people, the most employment opportunities, the hottest business growth, and rising salaries, which is why it has become “The City of Choice!” The City is looking for an engaging and collaborative leader with excellent management skills, along with broad experience in all areas of public works with a passion for public service!
The new Deputy Director will be responsible for assisting the Public Works Director in supervising, planning, directing, managing and overseeing all the activities and operations of assigned functions within the Public Works Department. This position also plays a vital role in cost analysis, process improvement, and materials management of department functions to ensure services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner, with proper oversight for maintaining a standard of excellence for the community. This position requires the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy as well as strong managerial, decision making, and planning skills.
Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public Administration, Engineering, Business Administration, or similar field, and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible related work experience including supervisory experience. Municipal government experience, including practical experience in engineering projects and Six Sigma is highly desired, along with knowledge and experience in Emergency Management - ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700. Must possess a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License.
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