Public Works Director

Organization: Town of Gilbert, AZ
Salary: The salary range for this position is $102,370 to $143,318 annually with the starting salary dependent upon qualifications.
Close Date: November 26, 2012

Job Description:

Gilbert with a population in excess of 210,000 is the sixth largest community in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Recently named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live, Gilbert’s education, income, and owner-occupied housing levels are well above national averages. In addition, Gilbert has consistently been one of the fastest growing communities in the country for the last 30 years. Additional information about Gilbert is available at

The Town of Gilbert functions under the council-manager form of government with the Town Manager reporting to the Town Council. The Public Works Director who reports to the Deputy Town Manager is responsible for an annual operating budget of $72.4 million and 260 FTE’s in the Water, Wastewater, Environmental Services, and Streets Divisions.

The Town is seeking candidates who are outstanding leaders and innovative problem solvers with considerable experience in infrastructure development, replacement, and maintenance. The minimum job requirements are: 1) Master’s degree in Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or closely related field; and 2) six years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible public works operations in a municipal government, public works infrastructure planning and management, project coordination, program administration, management, budget administration, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

The salary range for this position is $102,370 to $143,318 annually with the starting salary dependent upon qualifications. Gilbert offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; and more. In order to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter with current salary by November 26, 2012 to A detailed recruitment profile for this position will be available soon at and at the Town’s website. For additional information about this job, please contact:

Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants


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