Chief Deputy Director - Public Works (#EC2100)
$92.59-$112.55 Hourly / $16,049.30-$19,508.02 Monthly / $192,591.60-$234,096.29 Yearly


Under administrative direction, performs administrative engineering work by directing the work of several major divisions within the department; serves as key policy advisor to the Director; acts for the Director in his absence; and does related work.


An incumbent of this class is the administrative head of a major group of divisions within the Public Works Department. This class is distinguished from he Deputy Director-Public Works by the added responsibility for acting in the Director's absence and providing additional input in department policy and direction. This class is exempt from Civil Service.


  • Plans, organizes and directs, through division heads, the activities of several major divisions of the Public Works Department; selects, trains and evaluates immediate subordinates.
  • Prepares and reviews plans, specifications, cost estimates, permits, grants and legal documents for Public Works projects; does field review of projects prior to completion and acceptance.
  • Develops and implements improvements in economy, efficiency and quality of work in organization, operations and services.
  • Serves as key advisor to the Director on the establishment of departmental polices and procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews correspondence, reports and other materials, makes recommendations on operations, services and other matters; prepares Board of Supervisors' agenda items for review by the Director.
  • Confers with and provides technical advice to county department heads and others.
  • Represents the department and acts as liaison with other governmental agencies, contractors and the general public as assigned.
  • Prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, grant applications, agreements and other legal documents affecting the Public Works Department.
  • Assist in preparation and administration of department budget.
  • Prepares cost estimates of future projects; maintains records of project funds; makes recommendations for transfer of funds of Public Works projects and maintains related records.
  • Acts for the Director in his absence.


Education: Equivalent to a graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in civil engineering or closely related field.

Experience: Five years professional engineering work in a supervisory or administrative capacity within a large organization performing diversified public works activities, two of which must have been as a Registered Civil Engineer.

Licenses: 1) Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer as issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers; 2) Possession of a valid California driver's license.


Principles and practices of administration and supervision; State and local laws governing planning, development and maintenance of public works projects; work methods; materials and equipment used in engineering maintenance and construction of roads, bridges and related structures; principles and practices of civil and traffic engineering; general operations of a utility district, refuse disposal, ferries; general automotive and equipment shop operations; public relations principles and techniques.


Plan, direct and administer the work of several large divisions; review and evaluate the work of subordinates; establish priorities; prepare technical reports and correspondence; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: EC2100; EST: 5/24/1988;