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Public Works Director

City of Ventura
Ventura, California
$184,307 - $246,973
Closing date
Dec 17, 2023

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Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Division / Department Head
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The City of Ventura (pop. 109,000+) is part of California's "Gold Coast Region," just 30 miles south of Santa Barbara and 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Its spectacular shoreline, beautiful historic Downtown, and arts, culture, and entertainment options make Ventura a popular tourist destination. Public Works is supported by a $72.6M operating budget, with nearly 90 FTEs structured into divisions that include: Engineering Services; Engineering Design & Construction; Transportation; Fleet, Facilities & General Services; and Environmental Sustainability.




Ventura seeks a director who is experienced in most, if not all, aspects of public works, with a strong background in infrastructure lifecycle management and capital project delivery. The ideal candidate is an experienced leader who inspires confidence, gains community trust, and earns staff respect.


Education, training and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and six years of progressively responsible civil engineering or management experience in a public works division, including three years of experience supervising professional-level positions, is required.  Registration as a professional engineer in California preferred.


Salary range is $184,307 - $246,973 DOQE, supplemented by competitive benefits. Visit for latest info and to apply online before closing date of Sunday, December 17, 2023



Tina White ·  619.948.1786


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