Public Works Director

City of Woodland, Washington Published: June 9, 2017
Woodland, Washington
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City of Woodland, Washington

Salary: $75,336 - $92,250              


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Located roughly 20 miles north of both Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, along the I-5 corridor, Woodland, Washington, (pop. 5,845), offers easy access to the big city, while giving its residents the enjoyment of a city full of small town charm. The local mix of urban areas, rural farmlands, and forests, combined with the Cascade Mountain Range, Mt. Hood, and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument an hour to the east, gives residents an outstanding opportunity to live, work and play in a beautiful community. Woodland and the Lewis River Valley area is a major outdoor recreation destination for fishing, camping, sailing, boating, hunting, water and snow skiing, and many other activities.


Working under the authority and direction of the Mayor and the City Administrator, the Public Works Director plans, organizes, directs and controls the functions of the Public Works Department, including the functions of engineering, water, streets, storm water systems, wastewater, parks, public buildings, and facilities maintenance. The Public Works Director will directly supervise a Public Works Operations Superintendent, Treatment Plant Managers, an Engineering Technician, and an Administrative Clerk.


Competitive candidates should have at least five years of progressively responsible public works experience, including three years of supervisory experience with emphasis working with a small crew, in a city or county or other applicable public sector agency of similar or larger complexity and size; and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Public Administration, or other applicable field. A master's degree in a related field is preferred. Any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities may be considered. Candidates must possess a Water Distribution Manager License from the Washington State Department of Health or be able to obtain one within one year of employment. Candidates must have a valid Washington State driver license or obtain one within one month of employment.


The City of Woodland is an equal opportunity employer. First review:  July 16, 2017 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.