Website City of Port Angeles, Washington

Public Works & Utilities Director

City of Port Angeles, Washington

Salary:  $141,811 – $169,473

Excellent benefits plus 3% deferred compensation employer matching contributions, a $12,500 sign-on bonus, and reimbursement up to $10,000 in relocation expenses.

Port Angeles, Washington, is located on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. With a population of 20,240, Port Angeles is abundant in cultural events, including festivals, art, music, and outdoor recreation and sporting events. Port Angeles and the surrounding region offer incomparable recreation opportunities for year-round activities. Close by are hot springs, numerous rivers, beaches, and parks, the Olympic National Park, and the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is one of the longest trail systems in the U.S. Port Angeles is a tourist destination and international gateway via ferry to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

As a full-service city, Port Angeles provides a wide array of municipal services such as police, fire, public works, parks, utilities, and planning. Additionally, Port Angeles provides regional services such as water, sewer, emergency dispatch and solid waste to surrounding communities.

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Public Works & Utilities Director manages and directs the work of the Public Works and Utilities Department comprised of Engineering Services, Street Maintenance, Stormwater, Equipment Services, Water, and Wastewater systems including treatment plants, Electric Utility, and Solid Waste services to include solid waste collections, transfer station, recycling and landfill management.

Education & experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the responsibilities of this position. A master’s degree is desirable. Five (5) or more years working in a management position, preferably in public works. Experience working in a municipality is desired. Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license by time of hire or the ability to obtain one within 30 days, and an acceptable driving record. Candidates that possess any combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates their ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position may be considered.

Benefits include: 13 paid holidays. General leave bank. Medical insurance (12.5% employee paid premium). Employer contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA). Dental & Vision insurance. Health Care Offset. Employee Assistance Program. Life insurance – employer-paid premiums for $50,000 plan. Long term disability. Washington State Retirement System (PERS). 40 hours of management overtime given at the time of hire.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Open Recruitments”. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Port Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by June 30, 2024 (Open until filled, applications will be reviewed as submitted.)

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