Public Works Director

City of Richland, WA

Richland is a progressive, safe, and family-friendly community that welcomes diversity. It is noted for excellence in technology, medicine, education, recreation, tourism, and citizen participation. This dynamic city, situated on two rivers, actively supports opportunities for economic development that are in harmony with the area’s unique natural resources. In the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Richland, Washington, and its neighboring cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and West Richland make up the Tri-Cities MSA (population 312,050). Richland is the third-largest city with 62,749 residents.

The City of Richland seeks a visionary leader with public works experience to serve as its next Public Works Director. The ideal candidate will be committed to excellent departmental culture. The Department is of a size that requires a leader to operate at a visionary level, and also be effective, understanding project details.

The chosen Public Works Director will be a subject matter expert and very comfortable with giving reports and presentations to the City Council, community groups, and other stakeholders. They will be a long-range planner, able to quickly assess the state of things within the department and establish a path for the future. They will be experienced working with and building relationships with regional, state, federal, and other local agencies and stakeholders.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in engineering, public administration, or a related field, plus at least six years of experience in public works, including five years in a senior management role. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. A valid Washington state driver’s license is required. A Professional Engineer license is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $149,043 - $208,660. The target hiring range for this position is $149,043 - $178,851, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Please apply online

For more information on this position contact:
Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President

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Job Function
Public Works Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Richland


PO BOX 190
Richland, WA 99352-0190
United States

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