The City of Gilroy is ideally situated in Santa Clara County, 28 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles east of the Pacific Coastline. Gilroy has emerged as a thriving city of more than 55,000 residents, with a healthy economic base. Gilroy is best known as the “Garlic Capital of the World,” but the City is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its “urban forest.” Mature neighborhoods blend with newer homes to create an ambient atmosphere.
As a key member of the City’s executive staff, the Public Works Director will work closely with the City Administrator, elected officials, peer department heads and will provide quality, cost efficient services to the community. This position will require a major commitment to customer service in providing responsive, helpful and informative service to both internal and external customers. Public Works priorities include timely completion of a wide array of capital projects, traffic control and mitigation efforts, and providing quality landscape and maintenance services. The Department also recently adopted a new organizational structure. The new Director will be responsible to implement this new organizational structure and will be responsible to hire two key positions: Deputy Public Works Director – Operations and City Engineer/Traffic Engineer.
The new Public Works Director will have 10 or more years of professional level experience in public works related engineering or maintenance/operations with at least five years management and/or supervision of professional, technical, operational and support staff. A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university and Professional Registration as a Civil Engineer in the state of California are required. A Master’s degree is desirable. The salary range for this position is $140,484 – $188,664 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by April 21, 2017.
Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030