Public Works Manager

City of Bainbridge Island, Washington
280 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Public Works Manager

City of Bainbridge Island, Washington

Salary$119,304 - $149,616 (2023 salary increase to be determined)


Located 35 minutes by ferry from Seattle and connected to Kitsap County by bridge, Bainbridge Island, Washington, enjoys a wonderful combination of scenic vistas, urban forests, trails, farms, wineries, and local arts, and more than 25,000 people call Bainbridge Island home. The city, with input from the community, has managed to preserve its friendly aura, small-town charm, and natural environment. Islanders value the sense of country living and nearby access to Seattle's business and cultural resources. Cultural sites include the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, Bloedel Reserve, Islandwood, Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and Bainbridge Performing Arts.


The City of Bainbridge Island’s Public Works Department plans, designs, constructs, operates, and maintains public improvements, facilities, and equipment owned by the City and the public. The Department includes 48 full-time equivalent employees. The Department manages a 140-mile network of roads, and operates three utilities: water, sewer, and stormwater. The Department operates on a 2022 budget of $12.4 million. The Operations and Maintenance Division includes 28 FTEs and oversees the operations of the City’s utilities, along with the maintenance and upkeep of City roadways, public facilities, and fleet. The City operates an island-wide stormwater system, and a water and sewer system concentrated in the downtown core, which includes a wastewater treatment facility. The Engineering Division is made up of a capital projects group, a water resource group, and a team of development review engineers.


Reporting to the Public Works Director, the Public Works Manager oversees the Operations & Maintenance Division of Public Works and holds a key position in the department's leadership team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue and expand the City’s practice of delivering quality maintenance services to the community, while providing exemplary leadership and mentorship to the employees in the O&M division. Additionally, this individual will help develop new strategies for planning, executing, and reporting on operations and maintenance work. Supporting major capital projects - such as the replacement of the City’s water system storage tank and sewer pump station upgrades - is another key component of this position’s portfolio.


A bachelor’s degree in public administration, construction, engineering, or a related field, and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in public works, with three (3) or more years of supervisory experience; OR any combination of experience, education and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability is required. (See full job description for additional requirements.)


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Bainbridge Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications accepted through November 20, 2022. This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as submitted.