Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, the City of Snoqualmie is situated along the Cascade foothills, just 30 miles east of Seattle. This ideal location provides the City’s 14,370 residents with access to the very best in both urban and rural amenities. Whether visiting Mount Si in the upper valley or taking in the breathtaking views atop the observation platform of the iconic Snoqualmie Falls, this picturesque small town lives up to its designation by Money Magazine as the 5th “Best Place to Live in America” (2015).
The Parks and Public Works Department has primary responsibility for the design, construction, maintenance and improvement of the City’s infrastructure. Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Director of Parks and Public Works is responsible for leading, planning and managing all activities and operations for the following divisions: Parks/Urban Forestry, Streets/Stormwater, Treatment Works/Wastewater, Water-Collections/Distribution, Fleet/Facilities as well as contracted services. The Director will oversee a team comprised of 31 full-time employees and a biennial operating budget of $12M plus a combined Utilities and Non-Utilities CIP budget of $31M.
The ideal candidate for this role will be, first and foremost, someone who consistently leads by example. Someone who matches words to actions, is trustworthy and fair, follows through on commitments, and inspires staff to unite around a shared vision.
The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public works administration, park planning, public administration, or a related field AND at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in public works, engineering, construction management including five years supervising professional, technical, and trade staff. Broad-based knowledge of municipal utilities and park operations is also required. A combination of related education and experience that demonstrates candidate’s knowledge, skill, and ability to perform essential duties of the position may be considered.
The salary range for this position is $152,388 to $165,948 DOQ.
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