Assistant Director

Full Time Texas City of Houston, TX

Job Summary

City of Houston, TX is seeking candidates for a position of Assistant Director on Full Time basis located at Texas. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Assistant Director
Company Name: City of Houston, TX
Job Location: Texas
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: City of Houston
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Job Details:


Service Line: Capital Projects

Workdays & Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*

  • Subject to change


Leads and manages the employees and activities of the Facilities delivery line within Capital Projects service line. The Assistant Director (Exe Lev) is classified as a Assistant Director and reports directly to the Deputy Director of Capital Projects of the Houston Public Works Department. Working with the Deputy Director, the Assistant Director establishes policies and procedures consistent with the Division, the Department and City requirements. The Assistant Director position provides overall management, including budget, developing goals, monitoring performance and customer excellence, and motivating of a team of 50+ employees. This position resolves a wide range of internal and external problems, applying diplomacy and assertive maintain effective working relations. Manages all aspects of personnel, building a cooperative work team and productive environment. This position will also be responsible delivering critical wastewater infrastructure projects as part of the consent decree early package projects that the City of Houston entered in agreement with EPA.


This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency management position at the Tier II level.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

Seven years of administrative experience are required, with at least three of those years in a managerial capacity.

A Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience.


Preference will be given to candidates with a Texas Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.

Preference will also be given to candidates with at least four years in a management capacity.

** Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 32

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832) 393-6027.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832) 393-6027. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Retirement pension
  • 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 days of vacation each year
  • 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Flexible schedules
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Transportation/parking plan
  • Section 125 pretax deductions
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

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