Los Angeles County Public Works is recruiting for a Deputy Director of Public Works to join our leadership team!
With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 38 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities, and many more.
THE ROLE OF THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR:
To assist in the direction, management, and administration of all phases of the operation of the Department of Public Works.
Essential Duties include the following: Formulate branch plans, policies, standards, and procedures. Direct the activities of the branch, usually comprised of three or more divisions, including assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of the branch. Direct special studies, investigations, and reports concerning departmental and branch activities. Coordinate work among the divisions within the assigned branch and assists in the coordination of work among the branches in the department and with other County departments. Assist in the preparation and administration of the departmental budget, prepare and administer the branch budget, and serve as a fund manager for the department as needed. Assist in the coordination of departmental programs with those of the Federal, state and local agencies. Represent the department, as needed, at public meetings, conferences, and committee meetings. Act for the Assistant Director in his/her absence as needed. Oversee the preparation of correspondence and reports which require the special attention and signature of the Assistant Director, Chief Deputy Director, or the Director of Public Works.
For a complete job description and further requirements regarding this exciting career opportunity, please click the link: Deputy Director, Public Works
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 13 paid holidays, 10 paid leave days and an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules.
Option 1: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in engineering or architecture -AND- one (1) year of experience at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Assistant Deputy Director, Public Works or higher.
Option 2: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in engineering or architecture -AND- five (5) years of experience managing a staff of 25 or more, responsible for performing highly complex work in the field of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, architecture, or project management. One (1) year of the aforementioned experience must have included the performance of highly complex budget, administration, external affairs, and long-range planning duties.
A valid California State Certificate of Registration as an Architect, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or Electrical Engineer -AND-
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Opening Date: August 28, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. (PT). Filing will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
The exam consists of two (2) parts weighted 100%:
PART I: A multiple choice and/or simulation assessment(s) measuring Leading and Supervising, Deciding and Initiating Action, Adhering to Principles, Delivering Results, Relating and Networking, Achieving Work Goals, Entrepreneurial Thinking, Persuading and Influencing, Adapting and Responding to Change, Coping with Pressure and Setbacks, and Formulating Strategies and Concepts.
PART II: A Training and Experience evaluation assessing competencies gained in the following areas:
Experience directing the organization/function operations of a public works organization or any other comparable public/private/non-profit agency; Experience overseeing the annual budget; Experience representing a public works organization or any other comparable public/private/non-profit agency at public meetings, conferences, and committee meetings; and experience implementing a program, major project, or organization initiative.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND ACHIEVE A COMBINED PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON PARTS I AND II OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed online Los Angeles County Employment Application along with any required supplemental application documents. For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please click below:
We are Los Angeles County Public Works, the largest municipal Public Works agency in the nation. With more than 4,000 employees, Public Works offers over 500 different types of career opportunities that promote professional and personal growth as well as a rewarding and exciting work environment. Bring your unique experience to Los Angeles County and make an impact on our Public Works model of building responsible and sustainable infrastructure in our core service areas: Construction Management, Development Services, Environmental Services, Municipal Services, Transportation, and Water Resources.
We are proud of our inclusive and collaborative culture. Our workforce reflects the diversity of the 10 million people we serve. Los Angeles County offers the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation and was named Top 10 Government Services Employer by Forbes Magazine. We believe in a healthy work/life balance that helps our employees grow personally and professionally to live and work their best!.
Public Works Benefits & Perks
•Medical, dental, and vision coverage
•Healthcare spending accounts
•Retirement pension plans and 401(k), 457(b) savings plans
•Short-term and long-term disability
•Paid holidays, vacation, illness and family leave
•Maternity/Paternity family leave
•Work/life balance - 4/40 work schedule
•Commuter assistance programs
•Remote work options
•Leadership training and professional development opportunities
•On-site University Degree program