County Search For New Public Works Director Underway


Los Alamos County is recruiting for a new Public Works Director position in response to former Public Works Director, Anne Laurent’s promotion to Deputy County Manager. The position opened October 28, and has a closing date of December 1.  

Los Alamos County seeks a customer focused leader that is innovative, proactive, and results oriented, to serve as the next Public Works Director. This individual will be part of the County’s senior management team reporting to the Deputy County Manager. The new Director will have experience with program planning and evaluation, as well as budget and financial management. The Director is responsible for the development of the Department’s budget for delivery to the County Manager, and will help monitor and administer the budget to assure the financial wellbeing of the Department. 

The Public Works Department is comprised of 144 FTEs who work within nine divisions: Engineering & Project Management, Facilities, Custodial, Fleet, Traffic & Streets, Transit, Environmental Services, Airport and Administration. The Department serves as the staff liaison to the Transportation and Environmental Sustainability Boards. 

“A profound understanding of delivering effective services to the citizens of Los Alamos County is vital as the person in this position has considerable public contact,” said Deputy County Manager, Linda Matteson, “The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative professional with the ability to develop creative yet practical solutions to complex current and long-range issues.” 

Several of the near-term projects that the Public Works Department will tackle include: Golf Course Improvements, completion of the Leisure Lagoon, the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Dormitory Renovations, the new community recreation centers, and transportation infrastructure projects such as the NM 4/E. Jemez Road Intersection Improvements (a DOE-led project) and the Urban Multiuse Trail (Phases I & II). 

The Public Works Director position is an exempt position with a salary range of $116,710–$172,044.84. The position will close on December 1, 2021. To apply or to see the full job description, visit the County Human Resources page at: Or call Rosabella Romero at 505-662-8341.