PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
ABOUT THE TOWN
The award-winning Town of Windsor, with a population of 28,565, is located in beautiful Sonoma County, California and is surrounded by oak-covered hills and valleys of the Russian River, fields of vineyards, soaring hot air balloons, and only 60 miles north of San Francisco. It offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities, well-planned business areas and a historical downtown with an abundance of events for residents to enjoy. The Town of Windsor is a family-oriented community with an exceptional quality of life and small town character.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Town of Windsor employs approximately 170 full and part-time employees. There are five major departments which consist of: Administrative Services, Human Resources, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Community Development. The Town is currently on a 4/10 work schedule from Monday through Thursday, and is closed on Friday, allowing employees more time to enjoy a work-life balance.
The Town of Windsor has five elected Councilmembers, including an elected mayor. This is a newly implemented district-based election process as of 2020. The term expirations of the Councilmembers are staggered so that not all terms expire at the same time.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Public Works Director is part of the Town Manager’s executive leadership team and works closely with all other department heads under the administrative and policy direction of the Town Manager. The Director oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Public Works Department, including short- and long-term planning, development, and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. The Public Works Director has significant responsibility in the management and oversight of the Public Works Department, including involvement in the Department's CIP development and implementation.
- Public Works Department
- Public Works Projects
- Ideal Candidate
- Education and Experience
- Compensation and Benefits Package
- Recruitment Timeline
The Public Works Department is the largest operating department in the Town of Windsor.
With fifty full-time staff members, the department is comprised of engineering, utility operations, and water and environmental management divisions and is a full service utility, providing drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment, and the production and beneficial use of recycled water.
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Installed in 2019, Windsor boasts the largest floating solar power system in California, providing 90 percent of the Town's water treatment and pump facilities' energy needs, while allowing the Town to control electrical costs, reduce reliance on energy-polluting sources and a significant step towards achieving the Town's Climate Action Plan emission reduction goals.
Water and Wastewater Initiatives
- Recycled Water Joint Use and Storage (Sonoma County Water Agency)
- Installation of groundwater monitoring wells (Santa Rosa Plain Sustainable Groundwater Management Agency)
- Member Agency to Russian River Regional Monitoring Program (Collaboration of agencies in Sonoma and Mendocino counties under North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board direction)
- Water supply resiliency
Current CIP Projects and Programs
- Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) Grant (Sonoma County Transportation Authority)
- WRR/WR Roundabout Design and Construction (SMART and CPUC)
- SMART Windsor Extension Coordination
- Old Redwood Highway Corridor Sustainability (Caltrans)
- US 101 Northbound On-ramp RRFB project (Caltrans)
- Shiloh Road at Caletti Left Turn Pocket (Caltrans)
Affordable Housing Projects:
- Veteran’s Village (affordable residential) – under construction
The Town of Windsor is seeking an energetic leader who has a strong commitment to the values and ideals of our community. The ideal candidate will have:
- Exceptional management, interpersonal and communication skills with a hands-on and proactive approach to addressing a broad range of public works and development related issues;
- Effective support of the mission of other departments, and will partner, coordinate, and collaborate across the organization;
- A flexible leadership style that fosters a positive work environment, mentors and encourages professional development of staff, succession planning, and contributes to our dynamic and diverse Executive Team;
- Effective communication that can build successful working relationships internally and externally;
- The ability to assess current operations and identify opportunities to incorporate technology and industry best practices;
- Possess strong communication skills in order to confidently make presentations to the Town Council and the public, provide options and recommendations to the Town Council, take direction, and implement Council initiatives and plans accordingly. The Director will be politically astute and bring proven experience working with an elected body.
- Experience in managing timelines, contracts, and budgets and is conscientious and ethical in dealing with vendors.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, business or public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of management and/or administrative experience in engineering, public works operations and maintenance, business or public administration, or a related field. Public works experience with a municipal government or public agency is essential for success in this position .
- Current registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.
- California experience is strongly preferred.
- Out-of-state candidates are encouraged to consider this opportunity if their experience is similar in scope.
This Executive position includes:
- $145,636.68 to $181,878 Annually
- CalPERS retirement - 2%@55 for classic members with a 3% employee contribution; Pepra 2%@62, employees pay employee contribution of 6.25% (see more CalPERS info here)
- 120 hours of vacation
- 80 hours of annual management leave
- 120 hours of sick leave
- 11 paid holidays
- 2 floating holidays
- $100,000 life insurance policy paid by the Town
- $350 monthly auto allowance
- $1,200 professional development annually
- Medical plan options - Anthem, Kaiser, Sutter
- Generous benefits package including;
- Delta Dental - 100% employer paid
- VSP Vision - 100% employer paid
- Optional deferred compensation plans (Mass Mutual, ICMA, Nationwide, and CalPERS)
- Flexible Spending Account
- Tuition reimbursement
- Town employees do not contribute to Social Security.
Candidates interested in this exciting career opportunity can apply online at Job Opportunities.
Important Recruitment Dates
|Filing Deadline||November 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Preliminary Interviews||December 9, 2020 (Virtual)|
|Final Interview||December 17, 2020|
In addition to the application, please include your resume and cover letter. Candidates invited to move forward will be asked to complete a supplementary questionnaire prior to the preliminary interview.
*The Town will select the best combination of education, experience and credentials that meets their specific needs.
For questions, please contact Human Resources at (707) 836-3212, or HR@townofwindsor.com.