Public Works Director
City of Long Beach, Washington
Salary: $75,612 - $95,676
The City of Long Beach, (pop. 1,700), is located on the Long Beach Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean in the southwestern corner of Washington State. Long Beach attracts sport fishermen and fisherwomen, beach enthusiasts, and tourists looking to enjoy surfing, swimming, eating oysters, shopping, and flying kites along the 28-mile-long peninsula. The Long Beach Beach has beautiful sandy beaches, miles of endless ocean horizon views, and an elevated half-mile long wooden boardwalk through the sandy dunes. Residents and visitors alike can also drive their motor vehicles along the beach, or even park their cars in the sand to enjoy oceanfront activities. Downtown Long Beach is a popular tourist destination well known for its bumper cars, a carousel and kiddie rides, old-fashioned pinball, new-style arcade and laser tag, horseback adventures, go-karts, bike and surrey rentals, and the Washington International Kite Festival.
The City of Long Beach’s Public Works Department oversees the water distribution, sewer system, streets, stormwater systems, and parks. The department has 15 FTEs with a total budget of approximately $6 million. Reporting to the City Administrator, the Public Works Director plans, organizes, directs, and performs the organizational, staffing, control, budgeting, planning, operations, and repair activities of the Public Works Department. The Director is responsible for all departmental services, including streets, water, wastewater, parks, facilities, storm drainage, and capital improvement programs.
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in public works or civil engineering, preferably within a municipal organization, with four (4) years of supervisory experience within a public works or engineering department of a public agency, and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in supervising both professional and technical staff. A Professional Civil Engineer registration is preferred. Any candidates that possess the above education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 3, 2022 (open until filled).