Deputy Director of Public Works - Operations
The City of Gilroy is ideally situated in south Santa Clara County, 28 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles east of the Pacific Coastline. Gilroy has emerged as a thriving city of almost 60,000 residents, with a healthy economic base. The world-famous Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most enterprising and technologically advanced metropolitan areas, is located within a 1/2-hour drive north of the city. Gilroy is best known as the “Garlic Capital of the World.” But the City is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its “urban forest.”
The Deputy Director of Public Works – Operations oversees a wide variety of operational areas including Parks & Landscape, Streets & Sewers, and Water. In reporting to the Public Works Director, the new Deputy will be a progressive and exceptional leader, an excellent administrator with a strong operational budget background, and a collaborative partner that works effectively within the city and with all constituencies. Among the operational priorities for this position is the need to develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, work plans, reporting methodology and policies and procedures. Customer service is a critical component to this role. The need is to deliver top notch and responsive services that create and foster positive community and internal support for the operation. The Deputy is expected to serve as a role model who embodies the commitment to efficient service delivery and engages the entire organization towards this sense of mission.
This position requires a background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Sciences, Public/Business Administration or a related field along with five or more years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations including experience with at least three of the following operational areas: parks & landscape, street maintenance, wastewater collection systems, urban forest management, or water distribution. Supervisory level experience of at least three years managing public works operations personnel is also required. Certification in the areas of water distribution, wastewater collection, and/or urban forest management is highly desirable as is registration as a Professional Civil Engineer. The current salary range is $128,388 - $171,204 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ toupload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 4, 2022.