Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Director

Queen Creek, Arizona
$165,000 - $183,000
Jul 26, 2021
Aug 26, 2021
Position Type
Project Manager, Other
Contract Type
Organization Type

The TOWN OF QUEEN CREEK, AZ is seeking a DIRECTOR for a newly created department to manage and direct all of the Town’s various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), including streets, water, sewer, Town buildings, parks and trails. The ideal candidate must be well-rounded and have executive experience with all aspects of project management for large, complex, and high-dollar infrastructure projects. The candidate will convey a strong yet approachable presence, enjoy teaching, coaching, and mentoring and will be well versed in building all types of infrastructure for a community. The candidate needs strong administrative skills and a proven track record of leadership.

The new CIP Department Director will be challenged by a dynamic and engaged community that is growing rapidly. This position will be expected to be an effective communicator, politically astute and able to deliver presentations that effectively convey the needs of the community. The Director will be expected to be results oriented and create an environment that is transparent, accountable and accomplishment oriented. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate their professional experience planning and preparing for current and future infrastructure challenges and needs, including an understanding of trend analysis, strategic planning and the innovative deployment of available resources. The candidate will be expected to have extensive experience working with regional partners and will join the rest of the management team in focusing on organizational development, customer service and fulfilling the Town of Queen Creek Corporate Strategic Plan.

Applicants can click here to view the CIP DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT BROCHURE or go to the site for additional information. In addition to completing the online application, a cover letter and resume must be attached in the online application process for an application to be considered complete and move forward for further consideration.

Incumbents are responsible and accountable for directing a Town Department including its personnel, budget, and resources. Responsibilities include: making recommendations to the Council and Town Manager; developing and implementing policy initiatives; setting the tone, climate and vision for the department; ensuring compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives; and, providing for a multi-jurisdictional approach.

Examples of Duties
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

1. Manage entire department including staff, budget, and departmental services. Meet and confer with departmental management staff to coordinate projects, programs, resolve issues, and plan division operations. Provide visionary, innovative leadership, which encourages and recognizes creativity, innovation and flexibility at all levels of the department and programs. Communicates and coordinate regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; maintain regular contact with Town Manager to keep apprised of situations and issues; formulate departmental rules, regulations, and procedures; maintain an orderly and equitable distribution of the workload; plan, assign, direct and evaluate the activities of departmental employees; develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective functioning of the department.

2. Communicate official plans, policies and procedures to employees and general public as required; respond to public inquiries by telephone, correspondence or public meetings. Respond to requests for information from the Town Council, Mayor, Town Manager's office, businesses, organizations, and citizens; respond to politically sensitive inquiries and concerns; resolve issues within a reasonable time frame; provide advice and counsel as needed. Conduct meetings with departments and committees; prepare presentations for Council, management and staff, citizen leadership program and citizens.

3. Supervises, selects, trains, motivates and evaluates personnel; provides and coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.

4. Monitor and prepare budget; perform cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures ensuring effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time; approve requisitions.

5. Attend weekly meetings with Town Manager and staff; serve and participate on various town teams and other agencies.

6. Make presentations and prepare reports to Town Manager, Town Council, and other departments as needed.

7. Plan, design, operate, review, monitor and guide the continued improvement of departmental programs; assist with planning, coordinating and monitoring special programs and projects initiated by Town leaders.

8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

First review of applications will take place Thursday, Aug. 12. This recruitment may close at any time after 8/12/21 without notice.
First round of interviews are scheduled to take place the week of Sept. 6.
Second round of interviews for finalists are scheduled to take place the week Sept. 13.

Expected start date is October 2021 for the successful candidate.

Application Instructions
A Town of Queen Creek electronic employment application is required for employment consideration. Obtain this by clicking HERE or go to

Typical Qualifications
Training and Experience
Specific Minimum Qualifications for Department Director - Capital Improvement Projects:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field; and
Seven (7) years of management experience of building large dollar and complex municipal infrastructure construction projects; and
Seven (7) years of experience leading and supervising personnel performing complex project management.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) and/or a Contractor License is preferred.

Supplemental Information
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
* Principles, methods and practices directly related to area assigned;
* Budget planning, project management and programming
* Applicable state, local and federal laws relating to operation of local government;
* Management techniques and options to successfully motivate and supervise staff;
* Budgeting and municipal finance;
* Personnel related laws and policies;
* Customer service principles and practices.

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
* Problem solving and decision making;
* Computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications;
* Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.