Public Works Division Manager
Under administrative direction of the Parks & Public Works Director/City Engineer, manages, supervises, participates in, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Public Works and Parks Divisions. For more information about the Division, please see the career announcement flyer
The Public Works & Parks Division Manager functions under the administrative direction of the Assistant City Manager.
This single class position has management responsibility and collaborates with the Parks & Public Works Director/City Engineer to manage, direct, and administer public works, shop, and parks services. Assignments require the direct and indirect supervision of all employees of the division.
The duties, skills, and demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential duties, skills, and demands.
Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Public Works and Parks Division including construction management and inspection services.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
Supervise work crews engaged in activities related to the construction, repair and maintenance of streets, alleys, storm drains, sewers, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and traffic signs and markings; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates street, shop and parks personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; directs personnel engaged in the preparation of streets for special events; works with employees to correct deficiencies, implement discipline and termination procedures; directs and trains employees engaged in the operation of light and heavy equipment.
May assist in the review of plans and specifications and cost estimates for proposed street, sidewalk, sewer and catch basin construction and repair; checks maintenance work while in progress and may make final inspection of completed work.
May perform field check for proposed projects to determine manpower, equipment, materials needed and appropriate work schedules; may inspect and approve the work of contractors; check maintenance work while in progress and may make final inspection of completed work; check City landscape parkway trees, Lacy Park trees, and facilities for needed maintenance and repairs and upgrades.
Coordinates Park Division activities with the public, other City departments/divisions and outside agencies; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary; supervises subordinates engaged in the preparation of City sponsored special events.
Assists in the supervision of the maintenance of equipment, inventory and personnel records; recommends the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies for the department; keeps inventory of materials and supplies and places orders as needed.
Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division’s annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
Produces required regulatory reports and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, laws, codes, and enforcement actions; submits operating reports and budget estimates to the Parks & Public Works Director/City Engineer.
Supervises and trains employees engaged in the operation of light and heavy equipment, submits operating reports and budget estimates to the Parks & Public Works Director/City Engineer; assists in the development of safety rules and procedures and ensures adherence to proper safety precautions.
Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary; checks City streets, sidewalks, sewers, curbs, gutters, and facilities for needed maintenance and repairs.
Performs related duties as assigned
General principles, methods, procedures, tools, materials, and equipment used in one or more public works maintenance and repair activity; care and operation of a variety of power tools and equipment.
Operation, maintenance requirements and repair of a variety of light and heavy power driven equipment.
Principles and methods used in a program of preventative maintenance; principles of save work practices and risk management.
Basic construction and public works maintenance techniques.
Procedures for purchasing materials, tools, equipment, etc., and issuing bid requests.
Principles of recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Attain understanding of and competence in methods, procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in all public works maintenance and repair activities.
Attain understanding of and competence in interpreting provisions of the “California Standard Specifications,” and the “Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction;” attain understanding of and Competence in reading and Interpreting construction plans and specifications and prepare plans for minor projects.
Effectively plan, schedule and supervise the maintenance and repair work of one or more crews; supervise train and evaluate subordinates.
Maintain proper records and prepare accurate reports; estimate costs and requirements for major maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
Skillfully operate a variety of light and heavy construction equipment; instruct others in the safe and efficient use of tools and equipment.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Perform heavy manual labor; skillfully operate a variety of light and heavy construction equipment; instruct others in the safe and efficient use of tools and equipment; observe safety rules and regulations.
Lift up to 85 pounds; sit, and/or stand for up to two hours, stoop, climb, or bend; get from one location to another in the course of doing business.
Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in any of the following areas of public works maintenance:
Sewer, concrete, paving, traffic painting and street sign maintenance, street sweeping, street lighting and signal maintenance and/or equipment repair.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience in any of the above stated areas.
Graduation from High School (or substitution of G.E.D. or California Proficiency Certification).
Possession of a valid California Class "C" Driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, crawl, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 85 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee is regularly required to talk or listen, in person and by telephone. Operate light and heavy motorized equipment, and/or automobiles or trucks while performing the duties of this position. Intermittently, twist to reach equipment; perform maintenance to and construction of streets, curbs, gutters and other infrastructure; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
Characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee generally works 10% indoors and 90% outdoors. The work environment indoors is usually in a temperature-controlled office. While performing the duties of this job outdoors, the employee occasionally works in varying weather conditions, visiting developed and undeveloped sites in various stages of construction. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but the employee may occasionally be exposed to high level noises including but not limited to outdoor construction equipment.
Documents Needed to Apply
Please be sure to submit a cover letter and resume when submitting your application; the quality of both will be taken into account when making decisions about who to advance to the interview state.
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