Director of Public Works
City of Sequim, Washington
Salary: $100,000 - $124,000
The City of Sequim (pronounced “skwim”) is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north coast of Washington State, near the base of the Olympic Mountains. Sequim is just two hours away from the metropolitan cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, and is a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and its numerous tourist attractions. Sequim sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley where its approximately 8,000 citizens enjoy fantastic weather. The area is particularly known for its production of lavender, as Sequim’s unique climate allows a commercial growth industry that is only rivaled in France.
Services provided by the City of Sequim’s Public Works Department include drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, street maintenance, bike lanes and trails, landscaping, parks construction and maintenance, solid waste management, building maintenance, vehicle maintenance, design and construction engineering services, traffic engineering, and city mapping. The department operates with 35 FTEs on a 2021 total budget of $21,514,780, including an operating budget of $10,036,419 and a capital budget of $11,478,361.
The Public Works Director works under the broad policy guidance of the City Manager and provides leadership through planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of multiple divisions within the Public Works Department. Through subordinate managers and supervisors, in addition to direct-reporting staff, the Director is responsible for public works operations, capital improvement project engineering and administration, transportation planning and engineering, solid waste management, land development engineering and administration, fleet management, facility maintenance, state and other intergovernmental contracts, water and sewer system operations and planning, management of public right-of-way, and maintenance of parks.
A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field, and 10 or more years of progressively responsible management experience in the field of Public Works Administration, with 5 or more years of experience supervising direct reports, is required. A master’s degree in a related field is highly desired. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington is also desired. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sequim is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 21, 2021 (open until filled).
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