Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Please view the CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (CIP) DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT BROCHURE for additional information about this exciting opportunity as the Town of Queen Creek seeks to hire its first leader of this new department.  
In addition to completing the online application, a cover letter and resume must be attached in the online application process for an application to be considered complete and move forward for further consideration.

The starting salary for the CIP Department Director will be market competitive, between $165,000 and $183,000, depending on experience and qualifications of the candidate selected. This is an at-will position with an employment agreement.

  • First review of applications will take place Thursday, Aug. 12.  This recruitment may close at any time after 8/12/21 without notice.   
  • First round of interviews are scheduled to take place the week of Sept. 6.
  • Second round of interviews for finalists are scheduled to take place the week Sept. 13.
  • Expected start date is October 2021 for the successful candidate.
If you are having technical (computer-related) difficulties while completing the application, please contact the "Applicant Support Line" at 1-855-524-5627.

Incumbents are responsible and accountable for directing a Town Department including its personnel, budget, and resources. Responsibilities include: making recommendations to the Council and Town Manager; developing and implementing policy initiatives; setting the tone, climate and vision for the department; ensuring compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives; and, providing for a multi-jurisdictional approach.

Examples of Duties

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

1. Manage entire department including staff, budget, and departmental services. Meet and confer with departmental management staff to coordinate projects, programs, resolve issues, and plan division operations. Provide visionary, innovative leadership, which encourages and recognizes creativity, innovation and flexibility at all levels of the department and programs. Communicates and coordinate regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities; maintain regular contact with Town Manager to keep apprised of situations and issues; formulate departmental rules, regulations, and procedures; maintain an orderly and equitable distribution of the workload; plan, assign, direct and evaluate the activities of departmental employees; develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective functioning of the department.

2. Communicate official plans, policies and procedures to employees and general public as required; respond to public inquiries by telephone, correspondence or public meetings. Respond to requests for information from the Town Council, Mayor, Town Manager's office, businesses, organizations, and citizens; respond to politically sensitive inquiries and concerns; resolve issues within a reasonable time frame; provide advice and counsel as needed. Conduct meetings with departments and committees; prepare presentations for Council, management and staff, citizen leadership program and citizens.

3. Supervises, selects, trains, motivates and evaluates personnel; provides and coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.

4. Monitor and prepare budget; perform cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures ensuring effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time; approve requisitions.

5. Attend weekly meetings with Town Manager and staff; serve and participate on various town teams and other agencies.

6. Make presentations and prepare reports to Town Manager, Town Council, and other departments as needed.

7. Plan, design, operate, review, monitor and guide the continued improvement of departmental programs; assist with planning, coordinating and monitoring special programs and projects initiated by Town leaders.

8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Typical Qualifications

Training and Experience
Specific Minimum Qualifications for Department Director - Capital Improvement Projects:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field; and
  • Seven (7) years of management experience of building large dollar and complex municipal infrastructure construction projects; and
  • Seven (7) years of experience leading and supervising personnel performing complex project management.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) and/or a Contractor License is preferred.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
* Principles, methods and practices directly related to area assigned;
* Budget planning, project management and programming
* Applicable state, local and federal laws relating to operation of local government;
* Management techniques and options to successfully motivate and supervise staff;
* Budgeting and municipal finance;
* Personnel related laws and policies;
* Customer service principles and practices.

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
* Problem solving and decision making;
* Computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications;
* Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Application Instructions

A Town of Queen Creek electronic employment application is required for employment consideration. Obtain this by clicking on the link below or go to

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