December 2017

Director of Public Works Position in Escambia County, Florida 


Salary $91,062.40 - $105,809.60 Annually

The Director of Public Works is a highly responsible professional position requiring an ethical leader skilled in administration and supervision of the Public Works department. The Escambia County Public Works Director plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities of the Department which includes directing the engineering division, road division, design division and the traffic and transportation division.

Examples of Duties

Supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees, including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.

Provide leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans; research, collect, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinate departmental activities with other departments, the county administrator, and agencies as needed.

Effectively presents information in writing and orally, to the County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners, other elected officials and various community groups. Provides and initiates recommendations, presentations and reports on a variety of Public Works functions, projects, plans and operations.

Manages the Local Agency Program (LAP) requirements for capital projects funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Manages the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permitting for the County as regulated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

Directs and participates in the development and administration of the department budget; prepares reports and recommendations concerning budgetary and staffing requirements.

Responds to inquiries from the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, the media and the public to ensure consistency with County policies, goals and initiatives.


Education – Bachelor's degree in engineering, civil engineering, or a related field and eight years minimum work experience as a Professional Engineer in the which five years must be in a supervisory/management position. Master's degree is preferred

License – Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)

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