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Public Works Director/City Engineer

The Public Works Director/City Engineer will be a dynamic, hands-on, collaborative and communicative leader. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of creating accountability and community through teambuilding, leading by example, producing excellent service and results; knowledge in engineering and public works operations to match the size and complexity of the City’s public works infrastructure; and the demonstrated ability in problem-solving typical engineering and public works challenges in today’s environment.
A team player and well-grounded interpersonal style will be critical in fitting in with the City organizational culture and local community. Solid fiscal management skills, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent project management habits and getting things done will be essential to successful performance in the position. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with department staff, other City departments, other public agencies, elected officials and members of the community.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a civil engineering and public works environment, including management of a variety of public works/engineering projects and at least two years of direct supervisory experience. An educational background equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related field, along with a valid California registration as a Professional Engineer is required. Certification as a Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator and Grade T1 Water Treatment Operator is desirable.  Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license is required. Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record. 

For full details, review the position brochure.  


To apply for this career opportunity, send your resume and cover letter electronically to the City of Sonoma,

Call Cathy Lanning, Administrative Services Manager at 707.933.2217 for additional information.

Maintenance Worker

This recruitment is being conducted to fill one position in the Public Works Department. This position involves semi-skilled labor in construction, maintenance and repair of streets, parks, cemeteries and water distribution systems. Download the Job Flyer here.

Requires High School diploma or equivalent and any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. 

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $4,011-4,875 per month.

Please mail or hand-deliver your resume and completed job application to Cathy Lanning at City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476. The deadline to apply is may 1, 2017. Emailed applications will not be accepted.