Under leadership from its new City Manager, Madera is looking for a collaborative Public Works Operations Director with excellent leadership skills to be part of its team. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Public Works Operations Director is a key, at will department head position that accepts full responsibility for the City’s Public Works activities and services, including water treatment, water distribution, sewer collection, streets maintenance, storm drainage systems, wastewater treatment, electrical systems, street lights, traffic signals, facilities maintenance, and the municipal airport. The new director will have the exciting opportunity to help move Madera forward in its goals of continuing excellent service and safety to our community, maintaining fiscal balance, shaping our culture to ensure a high performing workforce, and improving our service delivery.
Experience/Education: 5 years of broad and extensive experience in public works or related service delivery operations, including at least 3 years in a responsible management capacity. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Public Administration is required.
Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class C California Drivers License. Valid certificate as a Civil Engineer issued by the State of California is preferred but not required.
Apply by 3pm, November 6, 2019. A City of Madera employment application must be submitted by the filing deadline to be considered. Interviews with the most qualified applicants will be held November 19, 2019. Questions regarding the position or this recruitment may be emailed to Wendy Silva, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About City of Madera
The City of Madera is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, encompassing 15 square miles with a population of nearly 66,000. Incorporated in 1907, Madera is a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of an elected Mayor and six (6) members elected by district. The City works collaboratively with its community partners to achieve the goals of the Vision 2025 plan: a well-planned city, a strong community and great schools, good jobs and economic opportunities, and a safe and healthy environment. Community involvement is encouraged through the City’s robust neighborhood outreach program, with 97 active neighborhood groups.
The City’s rich history can be traced back to the lumber industry whose resilience played a vital role in sustaining the economy through a devastating drought and two nationwide depressions. Today, lumber has been replaced by diversified agriculture and a rich farming economy. Madera also offers an excellent school system, modern residential areas, and a variety of recreational facilities including a municipal golf course, community swimming pool, attractive community parks, and a well ma...intained trail system along the river.
Councilmembers serve 4-year terms, with elections on alternating 2-year cycles in even numbered years.
As the largest full-service city in Madera County, the City of Madera is recognized for its outstanding community-based service departments. From quality police and fire protection, to road repairs and recreation, the City strives to provide the best services possible. The City is organized into various departments that include: the City Manager’s Office, City Attorney, City Clerk, Community Development (Building, Planning, Engineering, and Public Works), Finance, Human Resources/Risk Management, Information Systems, Parks and Community Services, and Police. The City strives for superior service delivery through a dedicated workforce of over 375 full and part time employees and a budget of $88 million. The City is a fiscally sound organization that is focused on those moments that make us #maderaproud.