Public Works and Community Development Direc ....

Public Works and Community Development Director

Position Overview:

The City of Evans is seeking a dynamic, experienced Public Works and Community Development Director to serve as a member of a collaborative team to pave the way for future success. The position oversees Engineering, Planning, Building, Operations and Parks, Wastewater and Code Enforcement. The position is also responsible for administering and enforcing the City zoning code, the comprehensive plan and the subdivision regulations, serves as a member of the City’s senior leadership team and will partner with staff, residents, stakeholders, the City Manager and Council to build consensus to implement the strategic priorities of the department.


Ideal Candidate:

The City is seeking a highly experienced, motivated, collaborative, and engaging professional leader with experience in capital project management, land use development, management of grant funded projects, and water policy leadership. The ideal candidate will be:  Experienced & knowledgeable in both public works management & land use planning practices.  A proven leader in building a culture of professionalism, citizen service, learning and innovation.  Ultra-responsive to the public and development community.  An experienced project manager who appreciates and develops high-quality, repeatable processes for project management and communication.


Experience and Education:

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, municipal planning, business administration, public administration, or a related field; six years of progressively responsible professional experience in engineering, public works operations, urban planning, construction or related field; and possession of or ability to obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license upon hire. Master’s degree desired. Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.


Key Priorities:

With support from engineering, land use planning and operational staff: 

Manage all aspects of a growing capital improvement program with significant reliance on federal and state grant funding.   

Ensure high quality residential and commercial development.

Lead a community and staff process to update Evans’ Comprehensive Plan. 

Help navigate a myriad of water resource and treatment policy issues to ensure sustainable and cost-effective resources for the future.   

Implement a robust pavement management plan.   

Lead staff efforts to upgrade engineering and land use design standards.   

Lead organizational cultural evolution for improved citizen engagement and accountability.    

Lead Wastewater Division staff as challenges arise as the result of the launch of a new state-of-the-art, activated sludge treatment plant.  

Implement a new storm water management plan consistent with Federal MS-4 permit requirements.

Engage neighboring communities and successfully negotiate annexation agreement and other intergovernmental agreements.


Key Position Responsibilities: 

Manage department operations and ensure accountability for all responsibilities and projects. 

Effectively collaborate with all other City department directors and staff at all levels.

Collaborate and ensure constructive relationships with other public and quasi-public agencies and private sector partners to leverage City interests and resources for the greater community.

Foster a department culture in which all employees feel inspired, respected and supported in their professional disciplines and roles. 

Ensure responsiveness and accountability in all relationships and transactions with our community. 

Build and foster a culture of community engagement that informs all operations and capital project planning that fosters trust in City staff and operations.


Infrastructure Priorities:

35th Avenue road widening implementation    

37th Street road widening design project   

Pavement project management    

Water supply and treatment system development    

Coordination with other agencies on federal funding projects  

Stormwater management program



The hiring range for the Public Works and Community Development Director is $113,600 - $130,000 annually and will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and match the desired attributes sought by the City. The City also offers a highly competitive benefits package. Further details on compensation and benefits may be obtained on the city’s website.


How to Apply

This recruitment will remain open until filled, with the first review of resumes occurring on October 15, 2018. If you are interested in this outstanding career opportunity, please visit our website at  to apply online.


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