Public Works Director

City of Lynwood, CA - Lynwood, CA

Lynwood is a small, progressive city located approximately 13 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The 70,000 people who call Lynwood home enjoy mild weather year-round, quaint neighborhoods, and easy access to shopping, dining and daily services.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining and repairing the City’s water system, sewer system, streets, storm drains, street lighting, traffic signals, parks, median islands, buildings and related facilities. In addition, the Department oversees tree maintenance and administers the trolley bus, oil recycling, refuse collection/recycling, street sweeping and garage programs. Other key focus areas for the Public Works Department include: planning, designing and constructing capital improvement projects and reviewing and issuing permits for private development projects in compliance with NPDES, ADA, and other regulations and laws. For additional information about the Department’s activities, visit

The ideal candidate will have excellent project management skills and be at ease leading a department in which City employees and consultants work together to deliver excellent service to the community. This individual will be a supportive leader who engages team members and ensures that everyone feels valued and appreciated. They will be collaborative, work well with people in other departments, and have a flexible attitude that allows them to adapt well to change. Because Lynwood is a small city, the Public Works Director can expect to personally lead a wide variety of high profile projects. One of the most rewarding aspects of this position will be the opportunity to help Department staff sharpen their technical skills and hone their leadership abilities by assigning them challenging, fulfilling work.

Examples of the types of projects included in the Public Works Department’s work plan are:

  • Median, sidewalk, streetscape, traffic flow and ride quality improvements on city streets. The City has $15M in upcoming projects.
  • Landscape and lighting improvements.
  • Facility improvements, including building rehabilitation and upgrades
  • Solar infrastructure installation
  • Park upgrades. The City has $6M in upcoming projects.
  • Water and sewer construction projects. The City has $30M in upcoming projects.
  • SCADA system installation (Phase 2).

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Civil Engineering or a closely related field; 7 years executive level experience in the public sector; and at least 3 years experience supervising professional and para-professional engineering, maintenance and utility service personnel. Bilingual communications skills (English/Spanish) will be advantageous but are not required. Registration as a Professional Engineer is not required, but is desired. This position is open to individuals with public or private sector experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Apply immediately at Interviews will be schedule as soon as a sufficient pool of well-qualified candidates has been identified. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at (562) 901-0769 or

Salary Range: A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. Lynwood employees enjoy a 4/10 work schedule (City Hall is closed every Friday).


Posted On: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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