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Public Works & Utility Services Director
City of Colton, California

Public Works & Utility Services Director
Annual salary range: $161,295 to $181,095

The City offers an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, November 23, 2020

The City of Colton, located in San Bernardino County, is proud of its growing role as a center for new business, residential and employment opportunities in the County of San Bernardino. A comprehensive transportation network, available underdeveloped land, a skilled, ready-to-work labor pool, and a viable partnership between business, city, and county government contributes vitality to an already established commerce. The City is focused on the high quality of living, education, job creation, community health, public safety, housing, retail, recreation, arts and culture, and infrastructure for development that is sustainable over time.

The City of Colton is a general law city operating under the Council – City Manager form of government. There are six city councilmembers elected by district with an at-large mayor, all serving four-year staggered terms. Advising the City Council are a number of appointed citizen commissions and boards. Other elected officials include the City Clerk and The City Treasurer. The Fiscal Year 2020-2021 citywide budget is $175.5 million.

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Public Works & Utility Services Director (PWUSD) plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services of the Public Works and Utility Services Department which includes the Engineering, Public Works, Water, Wastewater and Electric divisions, and related capital improvement programs; oversees operations, work plans, and departmental budget. The PWUSD coordinates department activities with other City departments, officials and outside agencies; and provides complex staff support to the City Manager. This position manages a department of 120 employees.

The ideal candidate is a strong leader and effective communicator who possesses broad experience in public works. As the position interacts with many and varied internal and external stakeholders including commissions and interest groups, exceptional interpersonal skills are required. A background leading a complex department with extensive capital programs and contracts is required, as well as a proven history and the ability to effectively implement projects and supervise staff with a fair and positive management style. We encourage a flexible and creative approach to working with Public Works and Utilities’ multiple customers to discover the best possible solutions. You should possess a passion for public service, a talent in change management and the desire to create an environment of teamwork that fosters departmental/staff development and high performance. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, public administration or a related field AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible public works and/or utilities experience is required. An appropriate combination of work experience and education may be considered. A Master’s degree is desirable. Additional certifications such as CA Water Treatment Plant Operator T-5 and California Water Distribution D-5 are a plus.

To be considered, please submit a resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as the size of the previous organization you have managed or administered), cover letter, and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1700

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit: executivesearch.cpshr.us
City of Colton website: www.ci.colton.ca.us

The City of Colton is an equal opportunity employer.
Position: Public Works & Utility Services Director
Organization: City of Colton, California
Location: Colton,  CA 
United States
Salary: $161,295 to $181,095
Posting Start Date: 10/21/2020
Date Posted: 10/21/2020
Requirements See job description.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/20/2020
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Organization Information
City of Colton, California
650 N La Cadena Drive

Colton,  CA 92324
United States
(916) 471-3111
Frank Rojas