Website City of Moses Lake, Washington

Engineering Services Director / Assistant Municipal Services Director

City of Moses Lake, Washington

Starting Salary Range:  $119,516 – $135,241

Moses Lake, Washington, (pop. 25,146), is situated on the shores of the lake that inspired its name and it is centrally located between Seattle and Spokane on Highway I-90 between fields of agriculture, fresh water lakes and popular recreational destinations. The area enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year and recreational opportunities abound with world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping, golf, boating, ballooning and hydroplane races. Moses Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state and many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities. The Surf ‘n Slide Water Park is also a top attraction for Moses Lake and it is considered the state’s premier outdoor aquatic center.

The City of Moses Lake’s Municipal Services Department governs two divisions: Public Works and Engineering. Public Works is comprised of Building Maintenance, Equipment Rental, Stormwater, Street, Wastewater, and Water. The Engineering division includes City Engineering and Development Engineering. The department operates with 74 FTEs on a 2022 budget (operating and capital) of $36.5 million.

Under the direction of the Municipal Services Director, the Engineering Services Director/Assistant Municipal Services Director oversees the operations of the City’s Engineering Services Division, including GIS. The Division coordinates design, planning, and construction of public works, parks, and public facilities infrastructure projects throughout the city. The Director ensures statutory requirements are carried out related to review of engineering within the context of the City’s overall comprehensive plan. In the absence of the Municipal Services Director, this position serves as the Municipal Services Director, and, in general, this position assists in oversight of municipal services. This position oversees the planning, organizing, scheduling and coordination of the funding, design, public involvement, right of way acquisition, environmental and construction phases of the City’s capital projects, and prepares technical engineering standards, guidelines, and policies and serves in a technical role on a wide range of projects in public infrastructure development, and analyzes and proposes engineering projects, programs, and plans.

A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field, and 5 years of experience in a local government, public sector position requiring engineering management of numerous programs and projects or equivalent. Registration as a Profession Engineer in the State of Washington is preferred. Candidates should have experience leading teams with a mix of professional, engineering, private development, technical, labor/trades, and clerical staff is desired. Being adept at adopting new technologies is a plus. Any satisfactory combination of the above experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position will be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Open Recruitments”. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Moses Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 6, 2022 (open until filled).

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