Assistant Director of Public Works / Operations

City of Brentwood , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Senior Level


$162,122.88 - $197,061.36 Annually

Application Deadline 


08/10/2020 10:00 AM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Position Information

The City of Brentwood is seeking a visionary and dynamic leader to fill the position of Assistant Director of Public Works – Operations.  Under the direction of the Director of Public Works, the Assistant Director provides leadership to the Operations Administration, Fleet/Facilities Maintenance, Solid Waste, Street Maintenance, Wastewater, and Water Divisions within the Public Works Department. 

Successful candidates should embrace the City’s Core Values of Integrity, Passion, Accountability, Respect and Quality.  Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a focus on providing excellent internal and external customer service.

Fore more information please see the job description here and the recruitment brochure.



Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction, public administration or a closely related field.


  • Five years of public works related administration, Civil Engineering, budgeting, maintenance and repairs, operations and contract administration experience, including at least three years in a supervisory or project management capacity.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license.
Possession of one of the following is required:
  • Grade IV Certification as a Wastewater Plant Operator from the California State Water Resources Control Board,


  • Grade IV Certification as a Water Treatment or Distribution Operator from the California Department of Public Health,


  • Certification as a Professional Engineer in the State of California


Application Process


Applicants must submit the following:

  1. City of Brentwood Employment Application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Your application must be filled out completely online.  Resumes must also be submitted but it is not a substitute for a completed application.
The examination process will consist of:
  • Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted.
  • Panel Board Interview - Applicants possessing these requirements will be invited to a panel board interview tentatively scheduled for August 25th or 26th, 2020. 

All applicants that pass the examination process will be placed on the eligible list which is good for at least 6 months and may be extended up to an additional 18 months.  This eligible list will be used by the City of Brentwood to fill all current and future openings in this classification as long as the list is active.

DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content.  Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification.  The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

All correspondence regarding application status, test and/or interview dates, etc. will be sent by email and will be available on your GovernmentJobs account. Please check your email folders, including your junk/spam folders and accept emails from the domain,, or It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that all correspondence is received.

The City of Brentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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