Operations, Policy and Planning, Project Management
4 Year Degree
The Public Works Director is a key member of the City’s Executive Team. Depending upon the qualifications of the individual selected, the Public Works Director may also serve as the City Engineer. This position is responsible for directing 5 key Divisions: Capital Projects; Land Development; Special Districts Administration; Maintenance & Operations; and Transportation Engineering. With a staff comprised of 120 full and part-time employees, the Public Works Director oversees an operating budget of $24.5 million and a Capital Improvement budget of $28.9 million.
The City is committed to completing a number of capital projects within an aggressive timeline in order to build specific improvements identified in the City’s Circulation Plan; improve traffic circulation in the center of the City; enhance Economic Development efforts; and spur private sector investment in the community. The successful and timely completion of these projects will be a major focus of the Public Works Director over the next few years.
Under the direction of the City Manager, this position will also provide a variety of other administrative support including representing the City Manager in presentations to the public and the City Council; formulating policies; leading development of special studies and management analyses; and serving as the City representative on various community committees and advisory groups.
The City is seeking a Public Works Director with a high level of creativity and responsiveness, with a focus on providing first-rate customer care in a City organization that “works at the speed of business.” The ideal candidate will be well versed in public works administration and principles, and will be an integral partner in the City’s commitment to enhancing our development services process, working with developers on advancing projects, and making Moreno Valley a “Best Place to do Business.” The Public Works Director must be a dynamic advocate for the City as a regional leader.
Like other members of the City’s Executive Team, the Public Works Director will be a “working director” who engages fully with staff - working alongside them and demonstrating genuine concern for their well-being and professional development.
Qualified candidates must have at least 5 years of Public Works management experience, ideally at an executive level in a medium/large size local government agency. The position requires a BA/BS degree in a related field; a Master's Degree is desirable. If also appointed as City Engineer, registration as a Professional Engineer in California is required.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our City website at: www.moval.org and apply online at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/moval
This recruitment closes September 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions may be modified at the City’s discretion.
The City of Moreno Valley is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at (951) 413-3045.
Additional Salary Information: Initial salary placement is dependent upon the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.
The City of Moreno Valley is home to more than 209,000 people and 4,500 businesses. A Southern California economic hub, Moreno Valley is the second largest city in Riverside County and leads the region in job growth. Strategically located in the center of Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego and Orange County, Moreno Valley offers its residents easy access to the ocean, desert and mountains – so...me of the many activities that make-up the iconic Southern California lifestyle.
In 2017, Moreno Valley was named the 3rd most financially stable City in the United States. Fiscal conservatism has resulted in a balanced budget for six straight years, including the 2017-18 fiscal year which provides for additional Police and Fire services, as well as funding for a new City satellite library. The City’s fiscal year 2017-18 operating budget is $214 million, which includes a $101 million general fund budget.
Moreno Valley continues to enjoy unparalleled growth in its industrial, commercial, medical and residential sectors reflecting the City’s commitment to moving at the speed of business. The City has two hospitals, Riverside University Health System and Moreno Valley Medical Center. March Air Reserve Base is located adjacent to Moreno Valley.
The City’s housing market continues to flourish, offering affordable and attractive places for new and existing residents to live. Moreno Valley’s demographics show a solidly middle class community with a diverse population of young families who settle here to raise their children in a safe and prosperous environment. The average household income in Moreno Valley is $69,610 with more than 19,000 households earning over $75,000. The City offers an excellent education system, including two school districts and Moreno Valley College. The University of California at Riverside is only a short distance away.