County of Marin is seeking a Chief Assistant Director of Public Works. The next Chief Assistant will come to the position having already held key positions in a variety of progressively larger organizations. A seasoned professional engineer, the Chief Assistant will be well-rounded in multiple different areas of public works administration and can comfortably change focus to any individual field of public works as the needs of the department fluctuate over time. This person needs to be politically astute and capable of presenting complex issues and policies to the County Board of Supervisors and effectively engaging with the general public. The new Chief Assistant will have mastered the softer fundamentals of management, such as performance management, coaching, staff development, listening, communication, negotiation, and delegation. They will be willing to take on new responsibilities and are open to change. The breadth of their background will allow them to bridge differences of opinion and reach collaborative consensus.