The City is seeking a strong public works professional to serve as its Public Works Director. The new Director will lead a staff composed of 23 full time employees, with an operating budget of $8.1 million. Goleta has an aggressive five-year Capital Improvement program encompassing 55 projects, with a total budget of $139 million.
Goleta (population 30,000) is located on the beautiful Santa Barbara County coast, ten miles west of Santa Barbara. The City was recently rated by CNN’s Money as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live.” Goleta is located adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara, home to six Nobel Prize winners and one of the leading research universities in America. The community hosts a number of high technology businesses specializing in aerospace, nanotechnology, environmental science, biochemistry, and information technology.
Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or related field. Top candidates will have five years of increasingly responsible experience in public works engineering and construction management. The successful candidate should have at least three years of supervisory experience.
Closing date is February 5, 2018. Electronic submittals should be sent via email to email@example.com. Confidential inquiries welcome to Jim Armstrong at (916) 630-4900.
Additional Salary Information: The new Director will also be eligible for an additional 5% salary increase if they serve in the capacity of City Engineer. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package.