The City of Monterey Park, California (population approximately 60,500) is recognized as one of the best places to live in America. In 2017, ranked #3 in Money Magazine as a best place to live, the City of Monterey Park is known as an excellent community with a healthy economy, affordable housing, good schools, a diverse population, and nearby recreational opportunities. The City’s wide ranging and strong attributes create and support a vibrant, excellent community to live and work. The City is located adjacent to the Long Beach Freeway (710) on the west, the San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10) on the north, and the Pomona Freeway (State Highway 60) on the south that provide north-south and east-west access to all of Southern California. The City is additionally well served by public rail and bus transit lines to downtown Los Angeles, providing residents and employees with many alternatives for traveling to work, shopping, and home.
The City desires a Public Works Director with experience overseeing complex services, leading a large team, and managing utilities. The successful candidate will first excel as a leader, manager, team player, and communicator. Knowledge and experience managing water production and treatment, implementing grant and bond funded projects, workforce development, capital improvement projects, transportation and land use, budget, and facilities maintenance is desired, mindful that an excellent manager knows how to effectively work with any team and quickly learn technical aspects of operations. The typical background necessary for the position includes a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with major course work in public administration, civil or mechanical engineering or a related field; 5 years of progressively responsible and varied public works/engineering and/or general management experience, and at least 3 years in a supervisory or administrative capacity. The annual salary range of the position is $138,551-$177,519, and the City provides an excellent benefit package.
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