Assistant Director of Public Works/Road Commissioner

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full Time Public Works
  • Salary: 104856 USD
  • Salary Top: 134256
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 30, 2021



To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of one or more of the Divisions within the Public Works Department which include Engineering, Road, Solid Waste, and Transportation; to coordinate assigned activities with other County departments, divisions and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Works. Serves as the Road Commissioner and County Engineer. Subject to department need, may serve as County Surveyor. In the upcoming year, the Department will be focusing attention on issues such as:

  • Continuation of FEMA Flood Re-mapping
  • Increased Road Maintenance and construction with RMRA funding
  • Utilization of an Emergency Grant of almost $700,000 for a water redundancy project and improve reliability for the Stonyford water system

Job Description


The ideal candidate for the Assistant Director of Public Works position will have knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering, and in administrative management including budgeting, financial management, effective employee supervision and training. Emphasis is placed on overall skill in planning and implementation of policies and procedures while assuring compliance with Department goals and objectives.

Job Requirements


The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

- Three (3) years of increasingly responsible public works and engineering experience including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.

- Certificate of Registration as a registered civil engineer in the State of California.

- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

- Professional Land Surveyor License in the State of California is desirable, but not a requirement.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

This recruitment may close without notice upon receipt of a sufficient number of applications.


To be considered, candidates must submit:

 A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317

 Cover Letter

 Resume

The complete job description is available by contacting the Human Resources Department:

250 Fifth Street Colusa, CA 95932


The application materials will be used to select the best qualified applicants to participate in the selection process. Qualifications appraisal interviews will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and experience. The Director of Public Works will make the final selection and appointment.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Additional Information


$104,856 - $134,256 per year

The hiring salary range indicated above has six annual merit steps with approximately 5% between each step Annual advancement is based upon successful performance. The successful applicant can anticipate being offered a salary between steps 1 through 6 depending on experience and qualifications. The full salary range goes up to step 15 Steps 7-15 are additional merit steps and eligibility for step advancement is based on 2 years of satisfactory performance at the previous step. Steps 7 through 14 provide increases of 2.5% each. Step 15 provides a 5% increase.


3% @ 60 CalPERS Retirement formula for Classic Members, 2% @ 62 formula for New Members; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; Health Reimbursement Arrangement; 13 paid holidays, 10 to 25 annual vacation days based on seniority and 12 days of sick leave; health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Important

Note: Family health and vision insurance coverage will be covered entirely by the County contribution for employees who elect to enroll in the PERS Select health plan (80/20 plan).


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