Public Works Director

City of Woodburn, Oregon Published: 14/9/2017
Woodburn, Oregon
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City of Woodburn, Oregon
$100,000 - $120,000

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Located within the beautiful Willamette Valley, just 30 minutes outside of Portland and 15 minutes from Salem, the City of Woodburn, Oregon, is looking for an ideal candidate to help shape future development within the community through infrastructure and planning. Woodburn is rich in history and tradition, and celebrates its diverse community of Anglo, Hispanic and Russian cultures. With a population of nearly 25,000, Woodburn is one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities. Long known as a center of agriculture, tourism has become increasingly more important to the economic vitality of the area. Woodburn is home to the Woodburn Premium Outlets, one of the state’s largest visitor destinations. Residents and visitors also enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities that abound in the area.

The City of Woodburn's Public Works Department operates with 38 FTE’s and has a total budget of $30.3 million. Working under the general direction of the City Administrator and the Assistant City Administrator, the Public Works Director plans, administers, and directs the functions, activities and operations of the department, including engineering, water, wastewater, and streets and storm drains. The position oversees the quality of design and construction of city and private projects in public rights-of-way. The director directly supervises the Department Secretary, Programs Manager, City Engineer, Water Superintendent, Wastewater Superintendent, and Street Superintendent.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Business or related field is required. Master's degree in Management preferred. 8 years of increasingly responsible experience related to project management, engineering, utilities, infrastructure, construction, or urban services, of which at least 5 years were in a management/supervisory capacity. Experience in municipal public works management preferred. Must possess a current and valid Oregon Class C Driver's License or other state equivalent. Candidates may possess any combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates their ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

The City of Woodburn is an equal opportunity employer. First review: October 15, 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, call 206-368-0050.