Deputy Director of Public Works – Operations

City of Gilroy Published: July 12, 2017
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The City of Gilroy is ideally situated in Santa Clara County, 28 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles east of the Pacific Coastline. Gilroy has emerged as a thriving city of more than 55,000 residents, with a healthy economic base. Gilroy is best known as the “Garlic Capital of the World,” but the City is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its “urban forest.” Mature neighborhoods blend with newer homes to create an ambient atmosphere.

The Deputy Director of Public Works – Operations oversees a wide variety of operational areas including Parks & Landscape, Streets/Waste Water/Trees, Water, Facilities and Fleet. In reporting to the Public Works Director, the new Deputy will be a progressive and exceptional leader with a strong operational budget background, and a collaborative partner that works effectively within the City and with all constituencies. Among the operational priorities for this position is the need to develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, work plans, reporting methodology and policies and procedures. Ability to effectively manage the delivery of multiple projects on schedule and budget. The Deputy is expected to serve as a role model who embodies the commitment to efficient service delivery and engages the entire organization towards this sense of mission.

This position requires a background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Sciences, Public/Business Administration or a related field along with five or more years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations. Supervisory level experience of at least three years managing public works operations personnel including hiring, training, evaluating and in making disciplinary recommendations is also required. Certification in the areas of water distribution, wastewater collection, and/or urban forest management is highly desirable as is registration as a Professional Civil Engineer. The current salary range is $122,316 - $163,104 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by August 18, 2017.

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

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