City of Snoqualmie

While City government is focused on protecting the unique character of Snoqualmie and its surrounding environment, economic development initiatives are vigorous. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington state with a current population of approximately 14,000 residents. To build economic sustainability, the Mayor, City Council and community are working together to encourage thoughtful and measured growth and development. Snoqualmie is dedicated to being a leader in small city livability and business growth. The City operates under a Mayor/ Council form of government, with the City Administrator serving as the Chief Operating Officer.

Assistant Director of Maintenance & Operations

$9,337 - $10,374/ month plus benefits

The Parks and Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the City’s infrastructure, including Parks and Urban Forest, Streets, Stormwater, Wastewater collection and treatment, Water treatment and distribution, Fleet and Facilities.

The Position

The Assistant Director Maintenance and Operations Manager is an at-will management/professional position under administrative direction of the Parks and Public Works Director. This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities, work plans and programs and personnel in the management and operations of the City’s parks, streets and utility systems, including water, sewer and storm water This position independently performs the most highly skilled duties to complete complex and difficult assignments in accordance with specific policies, procedures and practices. Supervises and/or directs and administers the effective and efficient use of assigned personnel, funds, materials, equipment, and time to ensure safe and efficient use of all public work facilities and utility systems, and the protection of city assets as well as ensure tasks and projects are completed in a timely manner and within budget. Responsible for applying a thorough and broad knowledge of modern methods, practices, and equipment utilized in the construction, repair, and maintenance of public works facilities, and of sound management and administrative principles and techniques. 


Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Participate in the recruitment and selection process, recommending transfers and disciplinary actions involving suspension, demotion, and termination, and evaluate the performance of subordinate personnel as well as provide training to employees.

Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plans for maintenance and operations staff; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products; methods and procedures. Meet with staff to identify and resolve problems/conflicts for the purpose of ensuring that efforts are effectively directed toward achieving departmental goals. Provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Serve as liaison between field operations and City administration; provide reports to the Parks and Public Works Director regarding crew activities and project status. Supervise and prepare plans for maintenance of facilities; ensure compliance with construction and maintenance documents. Review maintenance, repairs, and alterations needed or requested by City departments; assign proper crews as necessary.

Possess knowledge of applicable maintenance and operation standards and repair techniques repair and be able to instruct, direct and supervise others in such in these standards and techniques. 

Read, interpret, and apply engineering drawings of water, sewer, drainage, and street construction maintenance; assist contractors and others with inspections, drawings, installations, repairs and testing including locating city water, sewer, and drainage systems.

Develop, review and approve construction standards, plans, and specifications for a variety of municipal improvements; meet with consulting engineers and administer contracts for designs. Attend pre-construction meetings and provide input regarding feasibility of maintaining proposed projects. Responsible for maintaining adequate records, including as-built updates.

Administer the department’s safety program; plan, schedule, and conduct monthly safety meetings; develop and implement standard operating procedures; ensure employee adherence to established guidelines.

Participate in the development and administration of the annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.

Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding system problems and crew activities; evaluate and/or forward requests to appropriate City departments.

Attends frequent staff and community meetings as required, including City Council, Public Works Committee meetings and public hearings.

These duties are not inclusive of all duties, and as such, this position may perform other duties as assigned.

Serve as department head in the absence of the department Director and or deputy public works director.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, construction management, engineering, or related field.

Minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible professional experience in government operations, utilities management, facilities management or public works, including four years of supervisory and administrative responsibility. Equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.

Licensing and Certification:

A PE license is preferred but not required. Certification in water/sewer operations or the ability to acquire within one year. Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations. A valid Washington State CDL driver’s license is required prior to appointment or within six (6) months of hire date. COVID-19 vaccination required.

 Knowledge and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of:

Construction and maintenance materials, methods, and techniques for streets, and signals, storm drainage, water and sewer systems. City, State, and Federal utility, street, storm drainage, buildings, grounds, water and sewer regulations, codes and policies, and all other applicable regulations. Hazards and safety practices of the work. Modern supervisory principles and practices and skills and abilities to lead, coach, and mentor staff. 

Ability to:

Troubleshoot and analyze field problems relating to water, sewer, street, storm drainage, building and grounds, and to develop effective solutions to such problems.

Delegate appropriately to subordinates with clear expectations and boundaries; to assign, schedule, direct, coordinate, and evaluate workers performing various maintenance and repair activities at various skill levels, and to obtain quality results.

Gauge project progress and make adjustments to meet deadlines. Ability to prepare and direct preparation of reports, budgets, departmental materials, and correspondence.

Read and interpret plans and specifications. To respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis. 

Work independently with little supervision. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, all levels of staff, contractors and the general public and to sustain excellent interdepartmental collaboration.

Make decisions in a timely manner. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily in an office or conference room setting; but makes field inspections and occasionally performs the work of maintenance crews exposing the employee to inclement weather and hazards related to working with and around a variety of equipment, working in confined spaces, bending, twisting, kneeling, crawling, lifting of heavy objects, exercising physical exertion in performing heavy manual labor, and dangers related to the digging up and repairing of water and sewer lines. Walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching is required. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and office equipment.

Good listening skills and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.

Some local traveling may be required. Exposure to adverse weather conditions is minimal.

Other Factors:

Incumbent may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbent may be required to travel outside the City boundaries to attend meetings.


Medical, Dental, Vision premiums 100% paid by City 

Public Employees Retirement System 

Deferred Compensation with up to $200/month match

Job Posted 1/28/2022

Hiring Manager

Kim Johnson


Phone: 425-888-8004

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