Assistant Director Public Works & Utilities

City of Chandler
Chandler, Arizona (US)
$126,593 to $183,559 Annually DOE
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023

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The City of Chandler Public Works & Utilities Department is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our leadership team as the Assistant Director of Public Works & Utilities.   This leadership role will oversee the Public Works Division's capital improvement projects, transportation, streets maintenance and storm water functions for the City. Work schedule will be standard Monday through Friday, but other flexible schedules may be possible.  This position is full-time, benefitted, and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.

Salary: $126,593 - $183,559 Annually DOE
City of Chandler
Chandler, the fourth largest City in Arizona, is located in one of the fastest growing innovation and technology centers in the nation. Chandler is a vibrant, diverse, fiscally responsible community with a supportive business climate that attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers, and their families. In addition to being a great place to live, play and work our local hotels, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and ample shopping opportunities make Chandler one of Arizona's great vacation spots.
Who we are
The Public Works Division manages design and construction activities for the City’s capital improvement programs and is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the City’s right-of-way and transportation facilities.  The Public Works team oversees the planning, design, installation, maintenance and operation of all signs, pavement marking's, traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems and roadway lighting for all City Streets.  The Capital Improvements team oversees the management and coordination of the orderly design and construction of the City's capital infrastructure in the Capital Improvement Program, including procurement of professional services, design, construction and construction management for transportation, utilities, public buildings, community services and other general government improvements.  
Who we are looking for
Our new team leader will have a passion for customer service, teamwork, and collaboration. The selected individual will serve as second in command, overseeing the Public Works side of the department. Work involves supervising, managing, and leading the activities and operations including overseeing fiscal, budgetary, and personnel functions as well as goal setting and policy making alongside the Public Works and Utilities Director.

Essential Duties
1. Manages operations within the Public Works Division to develop, enhance, or sustain quality services by providing budget and program development and oversight; resolves complex issues; develops and communicates department and individual expectations, policies, procedures, and strategic direction.
2. Develops and administers budget recommendations.
3. Consults and interprets a variety of information for internal and external stakeholders.
4. Establishes, evaluates and manages division programs.
5. Conducts and reviews special projects.
Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, or a related field; and
• Valid Arizona Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; and
• Ten (10) years’ experience in civil engineering, capital projects and public works operations, including four (4) years supervisory experience; and
• Registered as a Professional Engineer by the State of Arizona with a proficiency in civil engineering; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.


Chandler is well recognized as a progressive, cutting-edge City that has truly transformed from a small desert town to a dynamic world-class city and has earned the name for the “Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest”. Chandler was selected as a winner of the prestigious All-American City Award by the National Civic League, given each year to ten communities nationwide for outstanding civic achievements. In addition, Chandler was awarded the best place best to live in metro Phoenix and the best suburb to live in Arizona. Very recently, Chandler was identified among the nation’s top five safest cities to raise a family. We are proud to be a team of passionate, truly connected individuals that thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment working towards the same goal of serving our community. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.
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PO Box 4008

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