Deputy Director of Public Works/Engineering Division

Herndon, Virginia
$81,000 - 125,000 DOQ
Aug 10, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
Full Time


Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to assist the Director of Public Works in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating activities to maintain the town’s infrastructure and deliver capital improvements. The Engineering Division Deputy supervises the Building Inspections, Program and Project Management, and Engineering sections of Public Works

  • Assists in monitoring activities, methods and practices of department; plans and organizes engineering activities; coordinates departmental activities; assists in establishing policy and procedures; acts as Director of Public Works in absence of Director
  • Assists director in preparing the annual budget, mid-year adjustments, funds transfers and other fiscal decisions
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; hires and trains employees; promotes employee morale through personal example, coaching, rewarding desired performance and keeping employees well informed of departmental policies and external developments that affect the department; administers and interprets personnel rules as they apply to departmental operations
  • Interacts with citizens, businesses and political entities on public works issues
  • Prepares and presents issues to Council, Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board; drafts staff reports and resolutions for presentation to Council
  • Coordinates interdepartmentally on public works activities; coordinates with outside agencies; coordinates with other town staff and departments; coordinates utilities relocation and property agreements in support of capital and other projects
  • Responds to inquiries, complaints and requests from residents, council members, town manager, other staff, developers and the general public
  • Supports site plan review and inspection process
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering management, public works or related field required
  • Master’s level course work in the field preferred; supplemented by six to nine years’ previous experience that includes engineering, public works management and contract administration
  • Possession of a license as a Professional Engineer, Virginia preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with acceptable record


ADA Compliance:

The Town of Herndon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Herndon will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

Physical Ability: tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling; may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (15-20 pounds)

Dexterity: requires the ability to perform semi-skilled, coordinated movements, such as those required to operate computer equipment and a motor vehicle

Sensory Requirements: some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Environmental Factors: tasks may risk exposure to adverse, environmental conditions such as dust, odors, wetness, temperature extremes, machinery, electric currents, and vibration.


  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, evenings and weekends as required


  • Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn Street

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