Deputy Director of Public Works

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Other Public Works
  • Salary: $150,840.00 - $202,140.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The Deputy Director of Public Works receives administrative and professional direction from the Public Works Director. Work involves reviewing and approving designs, plans, and specifications prepared by division and consulting engineers. Work is performed with considerable independence and involves responsibility for the use of considerable initiative and judgment in day-to-day operations. Important contacts are required with the public, officials of other government agencies, contractors, and consulting engineers. The Deputy Director of Public Works has direct supervision over the General Services Division including the Facilities Maintenance and Equipment Maintenance Sections, the Warehouse and other Engineers within the General Services Division.


Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of civil engineering related to design and construction of facilities, multispecialty projects, bridges, streets, storm drains, and NPDES programs, including three (3) years supervisory/management experience in a municipal agency.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in Civil or Structural Engineering. Master’s degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable.

Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer from the State of California. Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles by date of appointment.

The annual salary for the Deputy Director of Public Works is up to $202,140 DOQ. The City offers an attractive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement. Please click on the below link for more information regarding this position and to view the recruitment brochure:

Deputy Director of Public Works

This position is open until filled. The first review date is Friday, August 25, 2023. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to: . Application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria described in this brochure. Candidates deemed to be the most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the selection process.

Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.

Please refer to the job flyer for benefits information.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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