Special Advisor-Public Works

nationwide | Part-time


Management Partners is actively seeking seasoned municipal public works professionals to assist local municipalities with short-term assignments and projects.

At Management Partners, we introduce innovation, ideas, and fresh perspectives to local government. Our consultants help cities, counties and other public agencies tackle complex problems so they can be understood, and then develop solutions which can be implemented now. It is hard to make complexity simple, but good analytics is always the key. It is public service management consulting that makes the difference.

Our interim placement and project-related management services provide a network of qualified, vetted professionals to help cities, counties, and special districts with special projects and/or in serving as an interim while a vacancy is filled.

Public works professionals, including retirees, with a background serving as deputy and department directors in local governments are welcomed to apply. Although each assignment varies, public works professionals should have demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of public works operations, including construction, engineering, maintenance, administrative procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and direct public works functions, including streets, solid waste, water and sewer utilities and engineering.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application of management and supervisory principles and practices as applied to municipal government.
  • Knowledge of and experience in municipal procedures relating to finance, personnel, purchasing, office operations, risk management and public relations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and construction, particularly as applied to municipal functions.
  • Ability to efficiently prepare and maintain thorough and accurate reports and records.


In addition, our consultants must be able to:

  • Competently prepare reports utilizing Microsoft Word.
  • Learn and utilize the Microsoft SharePoint file management software.
  • Utilize Zoom and Microsoft Teams to conduct online meetings.
  • Work collaboratively as a team member within Management Partners.
  • Learn and apply our professional practices as a firm.


Management Partners has offices in San Jose and Costa Mesa, California, and in Cincinnati, Ohio, although all consulting associates can and do work throughout the country. More information about the firm can be found at Management Partners.

If you are interested in learning more about a consulting opportunity, please use the link below to provide your resume and brief letter summarizing your qualifications.


Or please contact Jennifer Tonnis by email jtonnis@managementpartners.com or by phone 408-437-5400