Public Works Director

City of Lomita, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Public Works Director
  • Salary: $10,135 - $12,554.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 20,256
  • Where: 24300 Narbonne Ave , Lomita, CA 90717
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Oct 10 2018

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and City job application via mail or in person to: City of Lomita, Human Resources, 24300 Narbonne Avenue Lomita, CA 90717. Emailed or faxed applications are not accepted. This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring by October 29, 2018. For additional information, please contact Deborah Dixon, Human Resources Analyst, at (310) 325-7110, extension 144 or The City job application and recruitment brochure are available online at:


The City of Lomita is located just 26 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and only five miles from the California coast, the City of Lomita (pop. 20,693) is a vibrant and engaged urban South Bay community that is proud of its history and its friendly hometown charm.

The Position:
Under executive direction, the Public Works Director performs professional level work in the planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Public Works Department including street maintenance, tree maintenance, water distribution and maintenance, safety compliance, NPDES system, and public works contracts; and performs related duties as required.

The new Director will have the opportunity to work with a cohesive and supportive management team in an environment where bureaucracy is non-existent and things get done. Given the size of the organization, the professional selected will not only develop a close working relationship with the City Manager, his/her peers and with the members of the Public Works Department, he/she will also come to know all city employees. The City values promoting work-life balance. Employees work a 9/80 schedule and directors are given generous flexibility in managing their schedules.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be a talented leader and manager who is committed to maximizing his/her potential as well as the potential of others. A hands-on mentor, he/she will be actively engaged in the development of his/her staff. The new Director will be a motivating and inclusive manager with the ability to foster ownership and create momentum around department priorities. A track record of setting high standards and holding staff accountable to such standards will be expected. Further, the individual selected will demonstrate the ability to be creative and resourceful in recruiting talented staff who add value to the cohesive environment.

A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, which includes at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field, and a valid California Class C driver’s license are required. A strong background in water operations, distribution and/or treatment is highly desirable. Possession of or ability to obtain a Grade D3 Water Distribution Certificate is preferred. Registration as a Civil Engineer in California is desirable. Public sector and/or director-level experience is not required. A combination of public and private sector experience will be welcomed.

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