Public Works Director

City of Foster City, CA
Foster City, California
Jul 01, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
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The City of Foster City is located along the San Francisco Bay peninsula. The City is made up of breathtaking shorelines and lagoons and offers its citizens an unsurpassed quality of life. Residents enjoy the many recreational activities provided by the lagoons, quality parks, and mild climate. Foster City is both a general-law city and a special district (Estero Municipal Improvement District) with a Council-Manager form of Government.

The City is seeking a confident, self-driven Public Works Director with strong leadership skills and proven management capabilities to effectively oversee and guide the Public Works Department towards established goals. The ideal candidate will be steady, responsive, and an excellent communicator both written and verbal. They will exemplify exceptional relationship building skills and promote open communication, inclusiveness, and teamwork within the Department and the City as well as with community stakeholders, by creating a positive environment of trust and mutual respect. The selected candidate will be an honest, professional, and ethical leader that is willing to make decisions for the greater good of the Department and the community.

The monthly salary for the Public Works Director is $13,857-$16,843, dependent on the qualifications and experience. In addition, the City of Foster City offers an outstanding benefit package

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Closing Deadline: August 8, 2021

Qualified candidates should possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a related discipline; six (6) years of increasingly responsible full-time paid professional experience in Public Works, including four (4) years in a supervisory, administrative role; and a valid California Class “C” Driver’s license.  A graduate degree in Engineering or Public Administration is desirable. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.) with the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers and/or possession of a Structural Engineering License (S.E.) is also highly desirable.

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