City of Davis

Public Works Deputy Director

Onsite - Davis, CA
$125K - $175K Annually
Application Deadline: 2/29/24


The City of Davis Public Works Department Utilities & Operations Department is responsible for maintaining the city’s infrastructure and providing essential services to the community. Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Deputy Public Works Director plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities related to facilities, electricians, streets, and stormwater. The Deputy Director will manage and oversee an approximate $4.2 million operating budget and 21 staff members. Our ideal candidate aims to support the community’s quality of life by protecting public health and the environment through sound practices, technology, and teamwork to provide dependable, responsive services, and maintain critical infrastructure. 


$62.74 – $76.26 Hourly

$5,019.22 – $6,100.90 Biweekly

$10,874.99 – $13,218.61 Monthly

$130,499.82 – $158,623.30 Annually

Benefit Package highlights:


· 15 – 28 days of paid vacation

· 10 days of management leave

· 12 days of sick leave per year

· 13 recognized holidays

· 2 floating holidays 

· Parental Leave – 2 months paid parental leave available after 1 year of employment

Cafeteria Plan

· $2,395.97 per month toward medical/ dental/ vision

· Up to $500 Cash-in-lieu per month if opting out of medical/ dental/ vision

· CalPERS Retirement

2.5% at 55 for Classic Members

2% at 62 for PEPRA Members

Life Insurance

· 100k Employer Paid

· Voluntary/Supplemental coverage available for purchase

Other Benefits

· Retiree health contribution

· 457 plans available

· Longevity Pay (2.5% after 10 years, additional 2.5% after 20 years)

· Bicycle and Computer Loan Programs available (upon successful completion of probation)

· Optional coverages and FSA plans available through American Fidelity

Examples of Duties

Please see full Class Specifications:

Public Works Deputy Director

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, construction technology or management, business or public administration, or a related field.


  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in management or administration of municipal public works operations, or a related field, including two (2) years of management and/or supervisory experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, to be maintained throughout employment.

Recruiter Information:

City of Davis