MUNICIPAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
City of Moses Lake, Washington
Starting Salary Range: $138,632 - $152,984
Moses Lake, Washington, (pop. 25,146), is situated on the shores of the lake that inspired its name and it is centrally located between Seattle and Spokane on Highway I-90 between fields of agriculture, freshwater lakes and popular recreational destinations. The area enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year and recreational opportunities abound with world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping, golf, boating, ballooning and hydroplane races. Moses Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state and many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities. The Surf 'n Slide Water Park is also a top attraction for Moses Lake and it is considered the state’s premier outdoor aquatic center.
The City of Moses Lake’s Municipal Services Department governs two divisions: Public Works and Engineering. Public Works is comprised of Building Maintenance, Equipment Rental, Stormwater, Street, Wastewater, and Water. The Engineering division includes City Engineering and Development Engineering. The department operates with 74 FTEs on a 2022 budget (operating and capital) of $36.5 million.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Municipal Services Director serves as a strategic member of the City’s leadership team and oversees the Municipal Services Department which provides the City’s water, wastewater, fleet, street, storm, building maintenance, engineering services, and oversees the City’s municipal airport. This position ensures that Moses Lake is preparing for its next phase of development by leading the identified divisions in partnership with the city leadership team, City Manager, City Council, and community consistent with local, state, and federal law. This position has direct supervision over the City Engineer, Development Engineering Manager, Public Works Division Director/Superintendent, and Contract Coordinator.
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in a public works environment with three (3) years in a supervisory capacity is required. Any satisfactory combination of the above experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position will be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Moses Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 9, 2022 (open until filled).