Public Works Director

  • City of Blaine, Washington
  • 435 Martin, Blaine, Washington
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Works
  • Salary: $102,000 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $114,000
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Jul 19, 2020

Job Description


City of Blaine, Washington

Salary$102,000 - $114,000


Located between the beautiful Cascade Mountain Range and the Puget Sound, Blaine, (pop. 5,000), enjoys the mild climate of northwest Washington and is situated along the Canadian border, with the metropolitan attractions of Vancouver, BC, 30 minutes away, and Seattle, just 100 miles south. Blaine is home to the third busiest U.S./Canada border crossing, with millions of visitors passing through the city each year. Blaine offers residents an excellent school system, affordable housing, low crime, and a unique community with an abundance of natural beauty. The area offers year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, including numerous hiking and biking trails, camping, skiing, sailing, bird and whale watching, lake and river sport fishing, and much more.


The City of Blaine’s Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all city utilities such as water, wastewater, stormwater, and electrical services, as well as repair and maintenance of streets and public facilities. The department operates with 27.5 FTEs on a 2020 budget of $35.5 million in operating and capital funds. Divisions include: electrical power and lighting, streets, water treatment, water storage and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, storm water management, fleet, public facilities, parks, and cemetery.


Working under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director will plan, organize, control, and direct all activities of the Public Works Department. The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of all department personnel and services, including engineering, capital programming, construction, and maintenance and operations, and coordinates and performs planning, budgeting, and contractor liaison duties.


A Master of Public Administration or Business Administration degree, or a related field is desired, as well as 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency or a civil engineering setting, including 4 years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is desirable.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Blaine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 19, 2020 (open until filled).

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