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Interested, qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and letter of interest answering the questions below to

1.  Tell us about your experience leading teams in an organization.

2.  Explain your passion for Public Works and how it benefits your community.

3.  What is an emerging challenge you see in the Public Works profession?

Position will be posted until filled.

thumbnail of flyerThe Director of Public Works is responsible for the organization, direction, and coordination of the Public Works Department, including the following divisions; capital projects, street, drainage, and landscape and irrigation maintenance, facility maintenance, traffic engineering, traffic signs and signals, fleet maintenance, and solid waste disposal services. The Director is responsible for implementation of organizational policies and the supervision of subordinates in meeting departmental goals and objectives.

  1. Plan, organize, integrate, control, and evaluate Public Works activities and programs; develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the City’s mission and Council priorities.
  2. Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; establish performance requirements and personal development targets; monitor performance and provide mentoring for performance improvement and development.
  3. Provide leadership and work with department staff to develop and retain highly competent, service oriented staff.
  4. Advise the City Council, City Manager, citizen groups, individuals, contractors and others on departmental issues; assemble necessary resources to solve a broad range of challenges in the delivery of public works services; assist in the preparation of new City ordinances and the revision of existing ordinances.
  5. Monitor developments related to public works and capital projects, evaluate their impact on City operations, and implement policy and procedure improvements.
  6. Represent the City in negotiations with other agencies, groups and individuals on a wide variety of issues pertaining to public works activities and programs.
  7. Oversee and participate in developing specifications and bid documents for a variety of public works projects.
  8. Oversee capital improvement projects, to include but not limited to reviewing and approving engineering drawings for public works construction, ensuring compliance; and overseeing, directing and participating (as required) in site inspections of construction projects.
  9. Establish and maintain a work management system for service delivery including acquisition of new materials, supplies, and equipment. Recommend specifications for major City equipment.
  10. Identify maintenance impacts for private and public development within the City’s corporate limits. Coordinate with other departments in planning for and addressing future infrastructure challenges in the City’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
  11. Prepare and monitor departmental budget ensuring cost effective, high impact use of monetary and non-monetary sources. Maintain an asset management program to ensure quality infrastructure.
  12. Oversee the investigation and disposition of complaints from the public, respond to inquiries, and participate in the development and implementation of public service standards.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, public administration or related field and seven years experience related to assignment, including five years leadership experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, and equipment used in public works and utility maintenance and repair
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials, community organizations, other agencies, and the general public
  • Available for emergency response
  • Master’s Degree in engineering, public administration or related field
  • Professional Engineer License issued by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, or the ability to obtain by reciprocity within six months of date of hire

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