The City of Gilroy is ideally situated in Santa Clara County, 28 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles east of the Pacific Coastline. Gilroy has emerged as a thriving city of more than 55,000 residents, with a healthy economic base. Gilroy is best known as the “Garlic Capital of the World,” but the City is also known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its “urban forest.” Gilroy’s central location, healthy economy, bucolic charm and a positive quality of life make it an excellent place to live, play and work.
The new City Engineer/Traffic Engineer reports to the Public Works Director and will oversee the Public Works Engineering Division. Traffic engineering will include responsibilities for conducting traffic engineering; transportation planning studies and preparing traffic construction plans. The City Engineering focus will be on development review, improvement plan and final map processes including preparation of property/subdivision improvement agreements. Key priorities include development of annual goals and objectives and directing the various activities of the division; management of the CIP planning activities including; oversight and input for conceptual designs for engineering projects; monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of service delivery methods and identifying and implementing more effective approaches and systems to do so. A leadership style that is action oriented and focused on positive results and accountability is expected in this role.
This position requires a background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning or a related field along with five years of progressively responsible professional-level public sector civil engineering experience with at least three of those years at a supervisory level position managing public works engineering personnel including hiring, training, evaluating, and making disciplinary recommendations. Valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is required and a Land Surveyor License is desirable.
To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by August 18, 2017.
Additional Salary Information: A 3% salary range adjustment is planned for July 1, 2018.
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