Deputy Public Works Director


Public Works


Hiring Range: $66,726 - $92,227 / $32.08 - $44.34 per hour - Exempt


M-F 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM (may vary)


Open until filled

Position Objectives:

Under administrative direction of the Public Works Director and general operating standards, plans, implements, and directs a comprehensive municipal airport and public works program that will ensure safe and sound planning, development, maintenance and service to the public, including but not limited to the airport, streets, sanitation, water, wastewater, and equipment maintenance.  Interpretive judgment in variation from established procedures and standards required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists the Public Works Director in planning and implementing projects and maintenance procedures that will assure services are being provided at the highest quality level; establishes and recommends overall goals for the public works division.  Participates in making and initiating departmental policy, administers and supervises assigned functions and projects including but not limited to sewer maintenance, water and wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste collection and sanitary landfill, airport maintenance, safety, security and FAA compliance, gravel pit regulations.  Advises Public Works Director on projects, programs and develops sound and innovative programs with alternatives; assists with day to day planning and project scheduling.


Establishes priorities for short and long range projects and coordinates with the Public Work Director and Department Superintendents as may be required; develops, prepares, and recommends a comprehensive budget and supporting data, covering all areas of Public Works and the Municipal Airport; functions as a liaison and advisor as assigned by the Public Works Director for the City with consulting engineers, government agencies, developers, citizens, and others; recommends equipment purchases of new and replacement items; establishes a departmental line of communications and authority; conducts special studies as assigned by the Public Works Director; receives and answers citizen’s complaints and inquiries; administers personnel matters in the department as assigned by the Public Works Director, including but not limited to screening appointment, discipline, evaluation of performance and related matter; performs other related duties as assigned.

As assigned by the Public Works Director, initiates, plans, develops and implements records and report systems; has access to and possesses information restricted to specified persons; is accountable for considerable equipment where lack of attention could result in a substantial loss; on occasion is responsible for funds of large amounts with authority to release; contacts are varied and continual in which ability to perform duties is directly affected through communications and rapport established.

Minimum Requirements:

Any combination of education and/or experience in Civil Engineering or a related field is preferred.  Maintains mandated certificates, licenses and training units to be contingent upon current State and EPA regulations and the needs or requirements of the City.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a valid Colorado Driver’s license. Possession of a valid Colorado Class B CDL driver’s license is required.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Desirable Training and Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible engineering and public works experience, including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity may be considered.


Please see the Benefits Summary.

More Information:

To begin the application process please click on the  Click Here To Apply button.  You will be asked to upload a resume, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position and contact information for three professional references.

Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for the position. Review of candidate applications will begin immediately. 

For additional questions, please contact Pat Mason, Director of Public Works at 

Driver Qualification File This application must also be included with the application of employment.