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City of Corning

Corning, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Closing Date: Friday, December 1st | 5pm

The Community:
Corning is a small, rural City in the northern reaches of the Sacramento Valley where agriculture is important. The City is surrounded by olive, almond and prune orchards.

Due to its location nearly mid-way between Los Angeles and Portland, Corning is home to three large travel centers that are major employers.

About 8,244 people call the City of Corning home. It’s a friendly community that hosts events like the Veterans Day Parade, Hometown Christmas, Junior Rodeo and Olive Festival. The City has several Municipal Parks, including facilities for youth baseball, soccer, swimming, basketball, tennis, and a state-of-theart Bike and Skate Park.

The City is located on Interstate 5, about 2 hours north of Sacramento and 50 minutes south of Redding. California State University, Chico, and
Butte Community College are about 20 minutes to the southeast. Shasta Community College is 45 minutes north in Redding.

The City’s anticipated 2023-2024 Total Projected City-wide Revenues (excluding transfers) $17,076, 854. It operates as a General Law City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has a fulltime Staff of 48 and 14 part-time seasonal employees. There are 4 organized Bargaining Units with the current MOU’s due to expire on December 31, 2025.

Ideal Candidate:
Under City Manager direction, Candidate is responsible to plan, coordinate and provide a comprehensive Public Works Program for streets, parks, water, sewer, and building maintenance, including engineering for the City.

Education/Experience: Any combination is qualifying.

  • Education: Must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a closely related field.
  • Experience: 7 years of responsible City Government experience including long range planning, public works construction, operations, engineering & maintenance experience including at least 4 years in a management/supervisory capacity.

Required Certifications:

  • California Driver’s License and good driving record.

Duties – may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, & evaluates the programs/activities of the Public Works Department, including engineering, streets, parks, water & sewer, airport, building, grounds, equipment maintenance. Ensures effective & efficient services to meet community needs.
  • Advises City Manager and City Council in all public works & engineering matters.
  • Develop/direct implementation of goals, work standards, objectives, policies, & procedures for the department/municipal infrastructure. Formulate a ten-year Capital Improvement
    Plan & other plans related to municipal infrastructure for public works projects.
  • Prepare/administer the Department’s annual budget, monitors & approves expenditures.
  • Performs professional level work in areas of responsibility, including building/construction inspection, plan review, review & approval of specifications, estimates, contracts, and reports.
  • Directs/reviews work of contract consultants and reviews/prepares related requests for proposals/contracts.
  • Selects, supervises, motivates & evaluates performance of assigned staff; provides for appropriate professional and technical development of staff, and implements disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Ensures employees are trained & training is documented to meet Cal/OSHA required safe work practices.
  • Read/interpret construction plans and specifications, apply civil engineering principles for the solution of engineering problems in the field of public works.

The successful Candidate will also perform other duties as assigned by the City Manager.

Compensation & Benefits:
The current salary range is $103,811 (Step “A”) to $127,450 (Step “E”). Salary will be determined based upon qualifications & experience. Eleven (11) Paid Holidays, and up to $75/mo. Employee match to one 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

PERS Retirement formulas are defined by CalPERS as one of the following:
Tier II Classic Member – 2% @ 60 Retirement Formula; based upon 3-year average, or
Employees subject to Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 – 2% @ 62, based upon 3 yr. average.
City contributes up to $1,980/mo. for Medical, Dental & Vision and provides $100,000 Life Insurance in accordance with the current Management MOU.

The Process:
Please submit a completed City of Corning online employment application, letter of interest, and resume to

The hiring process will consist of the following:

  • Review of applications and determination of best qualified candidates;
  • Oral Board Interview Panel
  • Final Interview by City Manager

A target hiring date of January 1, 2024 has been set.

Applications will be kept confidential until the hiring process has been completed.

Physical Demands:
Light physical effort in sedentary/light work, may involve lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects/materials up to 40 pounds. Extended periods of time at a keyboard/workstation.

Other Information:
The City of Corning embraces diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply. The City of Corning is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

Work Environment:
The noise level is usually quiet in the office, and moderate in the field. The Employee will occasionally work in outside weather exposed to wet and hot conditions or near moving mechanical parts.

You can contact Administrative Services Manager Lisa Linnet with any questions pertaining to this position at (530)824-7033.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None