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City of Pueblo Director of Public Works in Pueblo, Colorado

Director of Public Works



Director of Public Works


$120,712.68 - $147,533.76 Annually



Job Type



Public Works

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Descriptive Statement

The Director of Public Works is an FLSA-exempt upper management position responsible for the Public Works Bureau for the City including Streets, Transportation, Traffic Maintenance, Public Buildings, Engineering, and Solid Waste.

This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Manages the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area

  • Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures and allocates resources accordingly

  • Directs engineering, construction, maintenance, and repair of streets, alleys, and public improvement projects within the public right of way

  • Is accountable for the construction and maintenance of all City buildings

  • Oversees the review and approval of engineering reports, plans, and specifications for public improvements submitted by private engineering firms

  • Meets with developers and contractors to resolve design and/or construction disputes involving public works improvements

  • Is accountable for the overall compilation of the budgets for all divisions within the department

  • Prepares oral and written reports for the Mayor, City Council, and the public

  • Provides mentoring and direction to the staff within the department’s divisions

  • Meets with the public, design professionals, developers, contractors, and others in order to provide guidance and resolve issues


  • Performs other duties as required


The physical standards an employee must meet in order to perform the essential job duties with or without a reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to:

Work is mostly sedentary and performed in a seated position, but requires frequent moving about, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, or stooping. The incumbent must be able to hear all communication from customers and employees by telephone or in person, and use vision to work with written documents, forms, and to respond to employees and customers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of public works organization and administration, laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining thereto

  • Thorough knowledge of organization and procedures of a Department of Public Works

  • Intimate knowledge of the theory and practice of design and construction of public works projects

  • Outstanding analytical ability

  • Highest order of administrative and executive ability

  • Unusual ability to meet and deal successfully with other City employees, the public, and other agencies

  • Ability to consult with others on professional and technical public works problems

  • Excellent business and administrative judgment

  • Ability to prepare and present professional and technical reports on public works matters

  • Ability to manage the construction of capital improvement projects

  • Ability to manage and monitor several budgets, including operating expenses for all divisions of the Public Works Department

  • Ability to perform all the job duties in a safe manner

Minimum Qualifications


In addition to the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above, this position requires the following:

  • Graduation from a recognized school of engineering with a bachelor’s degree or higher education in civil, structural, or related engineering

  • At least ten (10) years of successful professional engineering experience

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, or registration as a Professional Engineer in another state and the ability to obtain a Colorado registration through reciprocity within one year from date of hire

  • A valid driver’s license by date of application and a valid Colorado Driver’s License by date of appointment

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration is strongly preferred.


Position requires that the individual be able to work beyond regularly scheduled operating hours, attend evening meetings, and work flexible hours. Most duties are performed indoors; however, the incumbent will be required to perform some duties outdoors. Must be able to work, drive, and travel in inclement weather.

The required license and registration must be maintained throughout the term of employment. Failure to obtain or maintain licenses and certifications may result in demotion or termination.

Due to Federal and State Criminal Justice System access requirements, classifications that access and maintain criminal justice information may also be required, as a condition of employment, to not have been convicted of and/or have pending charges of a felony or misdemeanor crime that would deny or otherwise restrict access to criminal justice information. This requirement applies to all existing City employees as well as external candidates seeking to fill positions that meet the given criteria.

The City of Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and other insurance products. Our retirement plan is through Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association.


Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • yes

  • no


This position requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, or registration as a Professional Engineer in another state and the ability to obtain a Colorado registration through reciprocity within one year from date of hire. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No


Indicate your highest level of completed education.

  • Less than a high school diploma or equivalent

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • No Degree - Less than 30 semester hours of college course work

  • No Degree - 30 - 59 semester hours of college course work

  • No Degree - At least 60 semester (90 Quarter)hours of college course work

  • An Occupational Certificate equivalent to an Associates' Degree (at least 60 semester hours)

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Some graduate level education - No graduate degree

  • Master's Degree

  • Doctoral Degree


This position requires at least a bachelor's degree or higher education in civil, structural, or related engineering. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No


Please indicate your years of successful professional engineering experience.

  • I have no experience

  • 6 Months

  • 1 Year

  • 2 Years

  • 3 Years

  • 4 Years

  • 5 Years

  • 6 Years

  • 7 Years

  • 8 Years

  • 9 Years

  • 10 or More Years


Please explain your qualifying experience.


ATTACHMENTS REQUIRED: Your application packet will be considered incomplete and will be rejected if you do not include the appropriate attachments. In particular, it is required that you submit copies of the following items:

  1. Valid driver's license

  2. Transcripts or degree showing your HIGHEST level of COMPLETED formal education. The submitted copy must have been issued by the educational institution and display:

  • the institution's name/logo

  • your name

  • graduation or degree confer/award date

  1. Authorization for Release of Information (

  2. Any certificate or professional license/registration required by the job description

Please return to the Attachments section at this time and include any missing items.

Note: This is a good time to review your entire application and ensure you accounted for your last 10 years of employment history including times when you were not working, provided a reason for leaving every employer, listed 3 professional references, and answered all Agency-Wide questions. Missing or vague information could cause your application to be rejected.

Have you revisited your application and attached all required documents?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Pueblo


301 West B Street

Pueblo, Colorado, 81003