This is a 1.00 FTE, Full-Time Exempt Non-represented position.The City of Corvallis Public Works Department is currently accepting applications for a new Public Works Director. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic thinking, solutions-oriented leader to become the next Public Works Director. We are looking for an experienced professional with a balance of technical skills and personal attributes to lead the activities of a diverse municipal department. The Public Works Department is the largest department within the City of Corvallis, comprised of 112 employees in three divisions: Utilities including Water Treatment and Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Collections, and Technical Services; Engineering and Transportation including Development Review, Capital Projects, Street Maintenance, Airport, Transit and Parking; and Internal Services including Administration, Sustainability, Buildings and Fleet Maintenance.
Please see our website for a complete Position Description including essential functions and requirements. Please see our Public Works Director job brochure for additional information regarding the Corvallis community, position priorities and opportunities, and ideal candidate information.
Corvallis is in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Ideally located, the City is 90 minutes from Portland and close to the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Coast shoreline. With a residential population of 59,280 (2018), Corvallis is the seat of Benton County and is home to Oregon State University.
Corvallis is a community that focuses on livability. The downtown and University neighborhoods are walkable, and Corvallis is one of the best cities in the nation for bicycling. The fareless public transit service, Corvallis Transit System (CTS), provides bus service throughout the City with connections to neighboring communities, Philomath and Albany.
With a beautiful riverfront and vibrant businesses, Corvallis is a place to shop. Many downtown shops and restaurants are locally owned and operated. Additional shopping opportunities are located throughout town and include major retail outlets mixed alongside trendy stores, unique coffee bars, and restaurants. From affordable to whimsical, Corvallis offers something to suit every style.
Surrounded by fertile countryside, Corvallis is home to many creative chefs whose restaurants serve food and wine from locally sourced farms ...and wineries. The Corvallis area is home to a thriving craft beverage industry, with breweries and distilleries serving the best in locally produced beers, ciders, and spirits.
Corvallis has a thriving arts and cultural community. Great artists, photographers, musicians, and performing artists routinely display their talents at a variety of venues in town. The historic Majestic Theatre, owned and operated by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, hosts dozens of shows each year for the local performing arts community. The City has more than 47 beautiful parks and recreational areas with 2,000 acres of parks, playgrounds, sports fields, trails, open spaces, and natural areas.