Public Works Director

  • City of Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Pleasant Hill, California
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full Time Public Works Executive, Management
  • Salary: $174,060- $231,504 (DOQ) USD Annually
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: (562) 901-0769
  • Apply By: May 10, 2024


Pleasant Hill is a modern and dynamic city in the East Bay Area of San Francisco and home to approximately 33,000 residents. Located at the center of the Interstate 680 corridor in Contra Costa County, Pleasant Hill is characterized by small-town charm and a strong sense of community. Its appealing downtown boasts more than 350,000 square feet of retail space, movie theaters, entertainment venues, and restaurants. City Hall offers a central plaza area for community gatherings and events. The City is home to many California distinguished schools and Diablo Valley Community College. Pleasant Hill is considered one of the best places to work, live, shop, dine, and play in the Bay Area.

Pleasant Hill is a General Law City operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Currently, the City Council consists of five members who are elected at large for staggered four-year terms, with a rotating mayor. However, the City will transition to a District-based system in the upcoming election cycle, with three of the five new districts up for election in November. The City employs 110 regular employees and has a biennial operating budget of $31.2 million for 2023-2024.

Job Description

The Public Works Department is composed of the Engineering Division and the Maintenance Division. There are 8 employees in Engineering and 14 in Maintenance. The Public Works Director will oversee the new Public Works Department (formerly two divisions under the Community Development Department) and report to the City Manager. The Public Works Director will lead the Engineering and Maintenance teams and oversee several high-profile capital improvement projects.

Job Requirements

This position requires any combination of experience, education and/or training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities such as the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal engineering and public works administration, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Requires registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California.

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Additional Information

Salary: $174,060- $231,504 (DOQ)

Please apply on-line by 5pm May 10, 2024 at For questions, inquiries or candidate recommendations, please contact: Sherrill Uyeda ( or Cindy Krebs ( at (562) 901-0769.

Job Address

Pleasant Hill, California United States View Map