Orange County, Florida is home to a diverse population of over 1,000,000 residents spanning approximately 1,000 square miles.  Beautiful year round mild weather, sunshine, world famous attractions, community and cultural events, plenty of outdoor activities, and miles of nearby beaches help make Orange County a great place to live and work.

Does this sound like somewhere you would love to live and work?  Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Orange County is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity.  We are seeking a motivated, high energy, self-starter to serve in the role of Public Works Director.  This role plans, directs and manages the activities of the Public Works Department to facilitate the proper design, construction and maintenance of County Highways, Stormwater facilities, Roads and Drainage, Engineering and related services. Provides administrative and technical guidance to manage operations and activities that are in the best interest of public safety and health, environmental integrity and the County.

Work is performed with independence under the direction of the Deputy County Administrator and is reviewed on a regular basis through customer feedback, observations and results achieved.

Representative Duties 

Directs and oversees the activities of the Public Works Department. Ensures adherence to all codes, standards, laws, regulations, etc. that pertain to the department. Keeps abreast of regulatory changes and participates in technical/professional society activities.

Plans, organizes, and directs all work programs and formulates general operating policies with respect to all phases of public works, engineering, stormwater, construction and other related areas.

Provides direction and guidance to Division Managers through supervision of the Deputy Director. Directs and oversees highway, street, sidewalk, and roads and drainage maintenance, construction and related programs. Inspects construction projects in progress for compliance to plans and specifications.

Provides leadership to various projects related to public works, development and traffic engineering. Reviews, evaluates and approves engineering plans and designs for department projects.

Advises and assists County Mayor, County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners in developing policies, regulations and ordinances; evaluating situations and administering programs. Reviews, approves and presents amendments to County rules, regulations, policies, etc. as necessary.

Develops and implements short and long-term plans for meeting capacity, financial and regulatory demands, including the capital improvements program.

Reviews, approves and presents annual capital and operating budgets for Department.

Maintains relationship with state and federal agencies involved in the Department's responsibilities including engineering, highway construction and maintenance, traffic engineering and stormwater management functions.

Plans and makes presentations to the Board of County Commissioners and the public as required. Oversees the Departments emergency management plan.

Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field and seven years of progressively responsible experience in engineering development, design and construction, public works operation and administration to include a minimum of five years in a supervisory capacity.

Must possess valid registration by the Florida Board of Engineering Examiners as a professional engineer.

Application Deadline 

Posting Date:  June 4, 2019

Closing Date: June 25, 2019

May close without prior notice


Annual Salary Range:    $ 120,307 - 199,700

Based on qualifications


4200 South John Young Parkway

Orlando, Florida  32839

Veterans Preference 

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements 

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.