City of Gooding Application for Employment

 Public Works Director Job Description

Public Works Director

$55,000 – $65,000

Plus Excellent Benefits 

Apply by December 31, 2016

(Open until filled)

The Community

The City of Gooding was established in 1907 and currently has a population of approximately 3564. Gooding has all of the conveniences of a larger city with friendly atmosphere of a small western community with easy access to the conveniences of larger cities, such as Boise and Twin Falls.

The Big and Little Wood Rivers remain the basis for a rich irrigated agriculture and a thriving livestock industry. Gooding boasts an industrial park located along the Union Pacific mainline.   The business park offers sites appropriate to both light and heavy industry.  The Gooding Airport is city owned, located just a short distance outside the city limits and is one of the best general aviation airports in the Magic Valley.

Within the city limits, you’ll find a swimming pool, softball diamonds, tennis courts, fairgrounds, city parks, exercise facilities, a bowling alley, skatepark and library. Located just outside of town is the Gooding Municipal Golf Course. A short drive in any direction will take you to sites for a wide variety of recreational opportunities including golfing, skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, bowling, horseshoes and summer city recreation programs are all part of the local year round scene.

The City of Gooding employs 13 full-time public works employees and has an annual budget of $13,775,016.00.

The Position

The City of Gooding is seeking an individual to fill our Public Works Director position. The director supervises department personnel in the performance of their duties and communicates with the public on public works matters. This employee must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency and a bachelor’s degree in public administration, or a related field preferred; 5 years’ experience in public works administration, including supervisory experiences, is required and previous experience as a Public Works Director preferred; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform as an effective and competent Public Works Director. Must have a valid driver’s license; Idaho Class II Water Distribution; Idaho Class II Wastewater Collection and Idaho Class II Wastewater Treatment Certification preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary $55,000 – $65,000 DOQ

  • Holidays – 10 per year
  • Vacation – 0 through 5 years = 8 hours per month, 6 through 15 years = 12 hours per month and 16 or more years = 14 hours per month
  • Sick Leave – 8 hours per month
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance full coverage for employee paid by City. Family insurance is offered through the City but paid by employee.
  •  Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • PERSI Retirement

General Description of Duties

The primary function of this employee is to provide administrative and supervisory duties over the Public Works Department, including the Streets, Sanitation, Mechanic Shop, Water/Wastewater, and Parks. In addition, this position administers Economic Development activities for the City and supervises Airport operations. The position performs management and planning duties, including project and plan review and approval, project design and management, and technical support. This position provides effective, professional leadership, positioning the City to meet the State Code requirements and community’s current and future needs through appropriate technologies and services. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Mayor and City Council with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is directly exercised over the work of the water/wastewater and Parks Supervisor and the Streets/Sanitation/Mechanical Supervisor, and generally over all Public Works Department employees. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment, although some work is accomplished in an outdoor environment that may involve adverse weather conditions or potential personal danger.

How to Apply

The City of Gooding is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by December 31, 2016. To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Hollye Lierman, City Clerk at or by mail to the address below.

City of Gooding

308 5th Ave W

Gooding, ID 83330