The City of Forest Grove is seeking a Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works oversees the activities and operations of the City of Forest Grove’s Public Works Department including engineering, water treatment, and water, sewer, streets and equipment maintenance programs; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; serves as an integral member of the City’s management team, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
The Ideal Candidate will have the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Master’s degree in related field preferred; and six years of increasingly responsible public works management experience including three years of management and administrative responsibility. Must possess current or previous registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (PE) and be able to obtain State of Oregon PE registration within twelve (12) months of hire.
To be considered, applicants must complete an abbreviated online application through NeoGov at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forestgrove. Applicants must also attach to their application submittal a cover letter, resume and responses to the supplemental questions. Application and materials are due by 11:59 pm on August 31, 2018 (deadline for first review).
The City of Forest Grove is a full service city providing water and electrical systems, fire and police protection, parks and recreation, aquatics and library services to the Forest Grove area. The City employs approximately 165 individuals in the provision of these services. Forest Grove has a Council-Manager form of government with the City Manager serving as the Chief Executive Officer reporting to the mayor and a six-member City Council, which is elected at-large.
Forest Grove has a population of 23,375 and covers an area of 4.5 square miles. Forest Grove offers the advantages of small city living while being only 23 miles to downtown Portland, an hour to the beach on the Pacific Coast, and an hour to skiing at the Cascade Mountain Range. Forest Grove's location provides a multitude of recreational opportunities from water sports to hiking, biking, trails, fishing, and hunting. Excellent educational facilities range from elementary schools through Pacific University, a four-year liberal arts university.