Located 90 miles southwest of Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast, Bay City covers 8.87 square miles and has a population of 18,061. The county seat of Matagorda County, Bay City boasts small-town charm, family-friendly amenities, beautiful historic homes, excellent restaurants, and a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life with very little traffic and a low crime rate.
The City of Bay City is seeking a visionary leader, with experience overseeing water and wastewater facility operations, to serve as its next Public Works Director. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of management principles, public administration, governmental operations, basic accounting and financial management, and advanced theories and principles related to public works operations. They will also be familiar with strategy development principles and procedures, program development and administration principles and practices, and public relations principles.
The chosen Public Works Director will possess excellent organizational skills, work well under pressure, and be able to successfully manage and oversee multiple high-profile capital construction projects and initiatives. They will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical information to a diverse set of audiences. Possessing excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and being comfortable making presentations at public meetings and events, is a must. The chosen candidate will have a hands-on management style and demonstrated conflict resolution skills. They will be motivated and confident, with a strong customer service focus.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in general business administration, public administration, civil engineering, or a related field, as well as a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in public works, engineering, construction, or a closely related field, including three years of administrative and supervisory experience. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Eight-to-ten years of municipal public works experience is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Project software or other project tracking software is a plus. Valid Class C Texas driver’s license and safe driving record is required.
Preferred qualifications include:
Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.
Certified Project Manager (CPM).
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
The salary range for this position is $91,702-$143,707, depending on qualifications and experience.