Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities



Petaluma is Sonoma County’s second largest city, with a population of 60,000.  Petaluma is the southern gateway to Sonoma County and just 32 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.  Petaluma offers a wide array of attractions and points of interest including the historic downtown, charming Victorian homes, a premium outlet mall, a mixed-use theater district, historical museum, numerous community parks and golf courses, a marina and an airport.

The Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities will oversee a full service public works and environmental utility operation while reporting to the Public Works Director. The Assistant will manage engineering and CIP activities, and in conjunction with the Director will oversee utilities including water, wastewater and storm water; and public works maintenance and operations (including parks), transit, the airport, and marina operations.  Key priorities for this role include managing the City’s Capital Improvement Program and professional engineering staff, evaluating options to establish and implement a city Storm Water Utility, supporting the Department’s long term Master Planning efforts, responsibility for and participating in regional partnerships and initiatives, and oversight of various proposals and management studies related to public works, infrastructure and capital projects.  In addressing the various priorities, it’s expected the Assistant will work closely and cohesively with staff, while serving as a positive understudy to the Director.

The successful candidate will have at least two years of management/supervisory experience within a public works environment with knowledge of grants and financial management.  The position also requires five or more years of increasingly responsible professional and project management experience and a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field.  Registration as a Professional Engineer is required.  Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. The salary range is currently under review (the existing range is $116,188 – $141,232 annually). To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by June 8, 2018.

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030


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