Organization : Clark County
Job Category : Director Public Works
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : WA
City : Clark County
Salary and Benefits : Salary: $95,172 - $134,460

For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at and click on "Open Recruitments."

Located in southwest Washington, Clark County stretches from the north bank of the Columbia River to the southern shadows of Mount St. Helens. As a regional hub for transportation and commerce, Clark County is across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and the Portland International Airport. Clark County is the fifth most populous county in Washington with more than 471,000 residents. Clark County’s seat and largest city is Vancouver, which is the fourth largest city in Washington. Clark County offers a high quality of life with low property taxes, affordable housing, high-performing schools and convenient access to outstanding cultural and recreational amenities.

The Clark County Public Works Department has recently become an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency. With more than 300 employees, the department provides services primarily to 225,000 residents who live in unincorporated areas outside city boundaries. The department is currently divided into six divisions: Administration & Finance, Clean Water, Engineering & Construction, Parks & Lands, Road Maintenance & Safety, and Transportation & Development. These divisions work closely together and sometimes with other county departments and outside agencies to provide services and build projects for the public.

Under the direction of the Public Works Director/County Engineer, the Deputy Public Works Director may be responsible for supervising the Parks & Lands, Road Maintenance, Clean Water, and Fleet & Facility Services divisions and an Office Manager. The Deputy Director will hold a key leadership position and will have full responsibility for the management and leadership of all staff of the assigned divisions and/or programs and will advise, support and act as the Public Works Director in his or her absence.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of responsible management experience providing expertise in the management of Public Works programs and services. A master’s degree in public administration, civil engineering or a related field is desirable.

Clark County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: June 10, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.


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