Contra Costa County

Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.

As one of four Deputy Public Works Directors, this position is responsible for the areas of Capital Project Management, Real Estate, and Facilities/Buildings, functions typically considered general services operations. The Deputy will oversee a staff of three direct reports and 163 staff within the three divisions. The key priorities for this role are diverse and wide ranging, requiring a strong leader with experience managing these functional responsibilities. There will be a major emphasis in the areas of capital planning and project delivery, portfolio management of county real estate, and with the operational aspects of managing, maintaining, and administering county buildings and facilities. In capital planning, there exists a strong interrelationship with the county CAO’s office where oversight of major, high visibility county projects is handled.

This position requires six or more years of progressive full-time, or its equivalent experience, in a managerial capacity in one or more of the following areas: administration, general services, facilities/building maintenance, engineering, architectural project management, land acquisition and property management or finance with at least one year of that experience with a public agency. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in business/public administration, engineering or a closely related field is required. An MS/MA/MPA/MBA is highly desired and may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement. The salary range is $160,745 – $195,387 annually, DOQ. Additionally, this position has been approved for a 5% COLA adjustment in July 2024 and July 2025.  To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by April 19, 2024.

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