Position Title:Deputy Director

Company:City Of Gilroy

Location:CA 95020, CA

Job Description:

The Public Works Department is a full-service public works operation including approximately 49 FTEs and a CIP of over $76.6M (over five years).  The department currently consists of two (2) divisions – Engineering and Operations. In addition, the department also oversees the capital budget and operation of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority.  The department is committed to the health and safety of the community and is dedicated to integrity and fiscally responsible stewardship of the environment and public infrastructure through excellent and efficient customer service.


  • Provide management and supervision of the various operational sections within the Public Works Department, including Facilities, Fleet, Parks & Landscape, Streets/Waste Water/Trees, and Water.
  • Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, work plans, reports, policies and procedures.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the Operations Division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • With support from Section supervisors and managers, prepare the Operations Division budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved Operations Division budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Operations Division.
  • Develop and implement plans for public works and utilities infrastructure improvements and modifications; serve as project director ensuring the needs of the city are met and project conforms to city standards, expectations, timelines, and budget.
  • Conduct staff meetings and field inspections to include periodic field safety inspections.
  • Develop and implement a safety and emergency response program for field operations; ensure that any required operational changes are communicated to technical staff, EOC staff, and higher-level management.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, construction management, environmental sciences, public administration, business administration or a related field of study.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations to include experience in at least three of the following operational areas:  facilities, fleet, parks & landscape, street maintenance, waste water collection systems, urban forest management, and water distribution.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory level position supervising public works operations personnel to include making hiring recommendations, training, evaluating, and making disciplinary recommendations.
  • Possession of certifications in the areas of water distribution, waste water collection, urban forest management highly desired.
  • Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer by the State of California desired, but not required.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
  • Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
  • Pass a background check for employment including a Department of Justice criminal record check.
  • Prefer non-tobacco user.
  • Prefer bilingual (English/Spanish).