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Public Works Director City of Bakersfield, California Bakersfield, California, California, United States



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$ 145,352 -176,679

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Civil Engineering

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Sun Jan 30, 2022
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Tue Aug 03, 2021

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Job Description

City of Bakersfield, California

Public Works Director
Annual salary range: $145,352 to $176,679
The City provides an array of benefits.
Application deadline: Open until filled.
Initial review of resumes: Monday, August 16, 2021.

City of Bakersfield is seeking a Public Works Director!

The Public Works Department is the backbone for City operations, providing an extensive portfolio of internal services and external operations. The next public works director will strategically guide 12 divisions of the department, including Administration, Municipal Airport Services, Construction/Survey, Design, Engineering, Fleet Service, General Services, Solid Waste, Streets, Subdivisions, Thomas Roads Improvement Program, Traffic Engineering and Wastewater Treatment.

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.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For additional information contact:

Veronica Ortiz-Torres
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Bakersfield website:

The City of Bakersfield is an equal opportunity employer.