The City of West Sacramento is seeking a Utilities Maintenance Superintendent to lead the Utilities Division of the Public Works Operations & Maintenance Department. Preference will be given to candidates who possess 5 years of related supervisory experience, a Grade D4 or higher Water Distribution Certification issued by the State of California, a commercial drivers license, or any of the CWEA (California Water Environment Association) certifications. Experience working with organized labor groups in a similar environment is a plus.
DEFINITION: The Utilities Maintenance Superintendent plans, organizes, directs and supervises the activities and staff of the Utilities Maintenance Division for the maintenance, repair and installation of streets/roads, storm water, and sewer and water lines. This is an "at-will" position that is appointed by and sits at the pleasure of the City Manager.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: The Utilities Maintenance Superintendent receives general direction from the Director of Public Works and/or Public Works Operations Manager. Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and supervisory staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single, management level position. The incumbent reports to the Director of Public Works and/or Public Works Operations Manager and has responsibility for providing daily supervision to professional, technical and supervisory staff.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Illustrative Only): Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
· Supervises, directs, and trains staff in the maintenance and repair of City infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, pumping stations, sewer and water lines, and storm drain systems.
· Establishes performance measures for each crew (roads, street sweeping, sewer, water distribution, water backflow, and storm water) to indicate yearly accomplishments and to set yearly goals.
· Prepares specifications for procurement of parts and equipment.
· Develops and enforces Standard Operating Procedures and safety policies and procedures.
· Establishes and directs programs of preventative maintenance.
· Supervises the keeping of records for costs, inventories, and expenditures.
· Prepares and administers contracts for work performed by outside vendors and contractors.
· Prepares cost estimates for the main sewer and water extensions.
· Coordinates and schedules work to be performed with other divisions and departments.
· Participates in the selection, training, supervision, evaluation and discipline of assigned staff.
· Assigns work activities, projects, and programs and monitors work flow.
· Reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.
· Checks plans and specifications for construction of facilities by other than Public Works personnel.
· Prepares, administers and controls budget for sewer, water distribution, backflow, roads, street sweeping, storm water and administration.
· Prepares and submits reports.
· Attends meetings as directed representing the Department.
· Prepares and presents reports to the City Council as needed.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education: Sixty (60) units from an accredited college or university with coursework in construction management.
Experience: Three (3) years full-time experience in maintenance of sewer or water lines, pump stations, and/or street and road maintenance, two (2) years of which includes the supervision of others. An additional two (2) years of full-time related experience may be substituted for each (30) units of the educational requirement.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Possession of a Class "C" California driver license; a Class "A" or "B" driver license is preferred. Possession of a Grade D3 or higher Water Distribution Certification issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services or ability to pass the Grade D3 examination within eighteen (18) months of employment.
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WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to wear and use SCBA units as regulated by CalOSHA. Work in an office and field environment; may work in confined spaces; sustained posture in a standing, walking, or seated position for prolonged periods of time; travel to attend a variety of meetings.
May serve as staff to commissions, may be required to attend off-hour meetings, and may be subject to 24-hour response by phone and in person in the event of utility emergencies and citywide emergency response events.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Mobility to work in a standard office or construction environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings. On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, twist, and reach while performing office duties; mobility to occasionally traverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling to perform inspections; on occasion may be required to work in exposure to weather. Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and small tools and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (manuals, binders, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds such as files, manuals, or small tools and equipment for distances up to 50 feet.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing department guidelines, policies and procedures.