Jul 01, 2021

Assistant Director of Public Works

  • Tehama County Public Works
  • Gerber, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer Geotechnical Engineer Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

The Tehama County Department of Public Works is seeking a highly skilled professional to supplement our staff and manage the programs we administer.

This position assists the Director in the overall planning, assigning and directing of the department’s divisions. Duties include providing leadership, giving direction, and supervising the activities of the various divisions. The incumbent should have extensive knowledge in technical, financial and public relations involved in the conduct of county public works programs. This work also includes assisting in the preparation and management of the budget, processing revenues and expenditures as well as preparing financial reports.

It is critical the incumbent have knowledge of engineering, transportation planning and traffic engineering principles and practices as applied to county public works; including planning, development, design, construction, cost estimating, plan review and specification preparation. The responsibilities of this position include overseeing land development functions; performing such duties as coordinating road, drainage and related improvements with developers; approving subdivision maps and records of survey and implementing Subdivision Map Act requirements. Planning, coordinating and supervising County road and bridge design, development, permitting, bid management, construction and billing activities, as well as overseeing project completion and closeout, are essential duties of this classification.

The successful candidate has the capability to lead the team of dedicated professionals in managing the large number of funding programs to ensure transparency and accountability to the public, the Board of Supervisors and various State and Federal agencies. The candidate will also have substantial experience in successful project management.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. Registration may include, but is not limited to, one of the following: Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Geologist, Traffic Engineer, Land Surveyor, or Geotechnical Engineer
  • Certification as an Engineering Geologist or Hydrogeologist may be considered in lieu of Professional Engineer

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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