Assistant Public Works Director (Water Utilities)

Oxnard, California
$162,000 - $204,000 Annually DOE/DOQ
Jan 10, 2022
Feb 09, 2022
Position Type
Director, Manager / Leader
Contract Type
Organization Type

JOB TITLE: Assistant Public Works Director (Water Utilities)

AGENCY: City of Oxnard


FILING DEADLINE:  Friday, February 11, 2022

SALARY RANGE:  $162,000 - $204,000 Annually DOE/DOQ



The Assistant Director of Public Works (Water Utilities) is responsible to plan, manage, and oversee specific activities and operations of the Water Utilities Division for a service base of over 42,000 customers. This includes water distribution, water treatment and sanitation, field operations, and safety functions. This position coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies and performs responsible and complex administrative work, including long-term and master planning, and assessing and implementing process improvements and best practices.



The ideal candidate is a critical thinker and solid manager capable of establishing a working environment based on collaboration, accountability, and inspired leadership. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with broad experience and expertise in all facets of water utilities, possessing extensive expertise managing staff and creating organizational structure and a sense of team and purpose. As this position interacts with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, exceptional interpersonal skills and political acumen are of the utmost importance. The successful candidate will have a proven track record creating efficiencies, implementing best practices, while establishing clear procedures and policies, both written and verbally. A background effectively engaging with labor unions and ensuring positive outcomes is critical. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for public service, especially serving an underserved community; an entrepreneur from within who recognizes this opportunity to create and establish an effective and efficient administrative infrastructure for long-term success.



The Public Works Department consists of over 511 budgeted FTEs and is responsible for the design, construction, renovation and operation of public projects and facilities ranging from seawalls to parks; facilities; and maintenance of streets, sidewalks,  streetlights and street trees. The Department’s executive team is committed to delivering projects and programs that enhance the quality of life, economic growth, and the environment for all residents. The Public Works Department is comprised of several divisions with an operating and capital budget of over $345,500,000 for FY 2021-22. To learn more about the City of Oxnard’s Public Works Department, go to:


For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:


To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at:


Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.


For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas

Phone: (510) 495-0448



The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation.