Jul 01, 2021


  • County of San Mateo
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer Transportation Engineer Director

Job Description


Department of Public Works

County of San Mateo

$151,611.20 - $189,571.20 Annually

The County of San Mateo Department of Public Works is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director of Road Services.

The Department of Public Works serves the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, providing public services and operating facilities that benefit the community, County employees and clients of County agencies. The Department plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains facilities and equipment that support County programs and services, the general public, and County employees. The Department advises the Board of Supervisors on all public works issues, including rates and charges for services that are fair to both the users and service providers.

The Deputy Director of Road Services Division is responsible for developing and implementing Division and Department goals, objectives, policies and priorities and providing full first line and second line direct supervision within the Division. The position reports directly to the Director of Public Works and is expected to play an integral role on the Department's management team. The Road Services Division includes approximately 83 employees and ensures that County roads, including drainage facilities and vegetation, are operated, maintained, repaired and constructed in an acceptable, professional and timely manner in order to preserve the infrastructure and provide the traveling public with quality maintained and constructed roads. This Division is also responsible for vehicle and equipment procurement, as well as maintenance and repair services of over 1,250 vehicles and pieces of equipment for County agencies and departments. The Division is responsible for managing all aspects of the County road right of ways, including traffic engineering, encroachments and traffic control infrastructure, in approximately nineteen unincorporated urban, suburban and rural areas.

The ideal candidate:

The Deputy Director for the Road Services Division will have a thorough understanding of the principles, practices and administration of municipal public works and capital projects, a proven track record of budget development, sound engineering practices, extensive experience in fleet management and roadway design, construction and maintenance. Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.

The Department of Public Works is seeking applicants with enthusiasm for, and dedication to, public service while possessing the following qualities:


  • An approachable leader with a management style that quickly fosters trust, loyalty, respect and commitment from employees and other county managers
  • Fosters working in a strong team-oriented and non-territorial environment
  • An inspiring leader who champions development and provides meaningful feedback while leading change and supervising staff
  • Thinks clearly under pressure and maintains a positive attitude and sense of humor
  • A skilled communicator, both orally and in writing, who can make public presentations that are interesting, informative and persuasive
  • Has a track record of demonstrated accomplishments, including making tough decisions and getting things done
  • A proactive innovative problem solver with a "can do" attitude
  • Is able to balance the wants and needs of the public with financial limitations and/or technical requirements
  • Is willing to take reasonable risks, is not threatened by change and promotes and welcomes new, creative ideas
  • Sets clear expectations, monitors performance and holds employees at all levels accountable
  • Has demonstrated a strong understanding of public works financing and budget implementation


Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have over five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public works agency or a large organization responsible for fleet management and/or engineering associated with the maintenance of roads and associated facilities, including over two years in higher-level management. Successful applicants who are registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of California will receive an additional 5% differential added to their salary.

View our brochure for more details about this exciting career opportunity:  https://jobs.smcgov.org/dpw-deputydirectorroads-120319/

Final Filing Date:  December 23, 2019

For more information and to apply online, visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/2637703/deputy-director-of-road-services?keywords=roads&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Applications are only accepted online.  EOE

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


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