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Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer

City of Sequim
Sequim, Washington State
$102,102.00 - $120,120.00 Annually
Closing date
Oct 12, 2022
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In the “rain shadow” of the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim’s unique location offers spectacular coastal and mountain scenery and activities for people of all ages and interests.  With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, Sequim is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking in local parks, wandering fragrant lavender fields, beachcombing on the coast, or biking the Olympic Discovery Trail.  Even on rainy days, visitors and locals alike enjoy the vibrant local arts and food scene, which includes live theater & music, galleries, farm-fresh produce, Dungeness crab, hand-crafted coffee roasters and innovative restaurants.  Sequim is the ideal springboard to explore the breathtaking Olympic National Park and nearby Victoria, Canada.  For a day or a lifetime, there are endless opportunities for discovery in Sequim.


The Department of Public Work’s mission is to build community by maintaining and enhancing the City’s infrastructure. Our vision is for Sequim to be a destination, a place where people want to live, work, and visit.  

Under the general direction of the Public Works Director, the Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer is responsible for leading and performing professional civil engineering functions involving the design, planning, implementation and construction of Public Works projects. Duties include street design, sidewalk, curb/gutter, storm drainage improvements, and water and sewer systems, with adherence to federal, state and local regulations. This individual will provide assistance to developers, other engineers and architects, homeowners, and the Sequim business community. 

This position supervises the work of employees in the Engineering division, conducts performance reviews, makes decisions on hiring, transfers, promotions, grievances, discipline and discharges consistent with City practices.  He/she develops engineering service standards, schedules and coordinates issues related to engineering tasks and resolves internal or external customer disputes.  

The Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer is knowledgeable regarding risk management, purchasing, contracting, plans and administers the department budget, complies with applicable grant conditions to administer payroll and procurement activities, labor agreements and other applicable work rules. He/she manages regulatory permits that affect work responsibilities, as well as professional services and construction contracts as assigned by the Public Works Director. 

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