Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director of Public Works/ City Engineer supervises, plans, organizes, directs and administers the activities and operations of the Public Works Department and provides administrative assistance to the City Manager; coordinates department activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Incumbent has full responsibility for providing direction and oversight for the department, which includes; engineering; street, building and landscape maintenance and contract administration.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who has strong management and administrative skills with a proven track record of effectively overseeing capital improvement projects and public works operations, managing staff, and working collaboratively with all levels of the organization. The candidate will need to dedicate attention to achieving specific strategic plan objectives and provide exemplary municipal services to residents, businesses, and visitors.
Education and Experience: Six (6) years of experience managing diverse public works operations involving administration, engineering, capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations. Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field is required. A Master’s degree in public administration or related field is preferred. Possession of valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California is required.
Please submit an official City Employment Application and resume to the City of Lawndale’s Administrative Services/ Personnel Department. Applications may be obtained from the City website at www.lawndalecity.org or by contacting the City of Lawndale at (310) 973-3200.
Additional Salary Information: The City offers various programs that allow full-time employees to voluntarily defer pre-tax earnings into a savings account, with a City contribution match up to $7750. The City also provides bilingual pay ($45 per month); car allowance ($125 per month); and tuition reimbursement ($1,800 per fiscal year).
About City of Lawndale
The City of Lawndale is centrally located in the Centinela Valley of Los Angeles County, approximately fifteen miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and five miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Lawndale is an urbanized area of predominately single -family homes, encompassing 1.9 square miles. The City enjoys a moderate climate with a yearly average temperature of approximately 68 degrees. The population is approximately 35,000.The City of Lawndale was incorporated on December 28, 1959, as a general law city. The City has a council-manager form of government with an elected Mayor and four Councilmembers and a full-time appointed City Manager. The City is a contract city with police and fire services provided by Los Angeles County. There are about 60 full and part-time equivalent customer-oriented City staff to provide remaining City services.