The City of Lawndale is searching for a dynamic leader to oversee its Public Works Department. The Director of Public Works/ City Engineer is a department head level position and part of the City's Central Management Team. The incumbent has full responsibility for providing direction and oversight for the department key areas, which includes: engineering; street, building and landscape maintenance and contract administration.
The ideal candidate will be innovative, dedicate attention to achieving specific strategic plan objectives to improve the overall performance and effectiveness of the organization, while providing exemplary municipal services to City residents, businesses, and visitors. The candidate must possess strong management, organization and communication skills with a proven track record of effectively overseeing capital improvement projects and public works operations, managing staff, and working collaboratively with all levels of the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Six (6) years experience managing diverse public works operations involving administration, engineering, capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations; two (2) years of which includes managing and/or directing a division or department. Possession of valid registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of California is required. Registration as a Land Surveyor is desirable.
TO APPLY: Please submit an official City Employment Application and resume to the City of Lawndale’s Administrative Services/ Personnel Department. Applications may be obtained from the City website at www.lawndalecity.org or by contacting the City of Lawndale at (310) 973-3200. Applications are being accepted immediately and subject to close without notice.
Additional Salary Information: The City contracts with the California Public Employee’s Retirement System (CalPERS), in compliance with Public Employees' Pension Reform Act 2013 (PEPRA). The City offers 2%@55 formula for “classic members” and 2%@62 formula for “new members.” The City does not participate in Social Security.
BENEFITS – The City provides extensive health benefits through a flexible benefit plan coordinated with IRS Section 125; and wellness reimbursement program ($100 per fiscal year).
WORK SCHEDULE – The City offers varying work schedules to include 5/40, 9/80 and 4/10 work schedule. LEAVES – 6 paid Holidays plus varying number of Floating Holidays arising out of 4/10 plan provisions; 10 days of Vacation Leave; 8 - 10 hours per month of Sick Leave; 89 hours per fiscal year of Administrative/ Management Leave.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION – The City offers various programs that allow full-time employees to voluntarily defer pre-tax earnings into a savings account. City contribution match up to $7750 for Central Management Team
ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION- Bilingual pay ($45 per month); Car Allowance ($125 per month); and Tuition Reimbursement ($1,800 per fiscal year).
About City of Lawndale
The City of Lawndale is centrally located in the Centinela Valley of Los Angeles County, approximately fifteen miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and five miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Lawndale is an urbanized area of predominately single -family homes, encompassing 1.9 square miles. The City enjoys a moderate climate with a yearly average temperature of approximately 68 degrees. The population is approximately 35,000.
The City of Lawndale was incorporated on December 28, 1959, as a general law city. The City has a council-manager form of government with an elected Mayor and four Councilmembers and a full-time appointed City Manager. The City is a contract city with police and fire services provided by Los Angeles County.