Public Works Maintenance Superintendent
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Public Works Maintenance Superintendent
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general direction, incumbent assigned to this classification plans, schedules, manages and supervises the programs and activities of the Wastewater, Water, or Streets and Lagoon Division of the Public Works Department; manages and develops outside contracts, vendors, and project budgets; assures regulatory compliance and economy in all programs; performs related work as required.
Receives general direction from the Public Works Maintenance Manager and exercises direct and indirect supervision over personnel in assigned program areas.
The duties and responsibilities listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a full and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

Plans, organizes, and manages the maintenance, operation, inspection, installation and repair in assigned areas of public works Wastewater, Water, and Streets and Lagoons systems and facilities; prepares work plans and schedules.

Supervises and manages safety training and work task procedures; assigns, supervises, trains, inspects and evaluates work of subordinate personnel; delegates field responsibilities and functions to subordinate staff.

Administers programs and processes and makes decisions in accordance with established rules and regulations, policies and procedures and guidelines; participates in the development of department/division rules, policies and procedures, goals and objectives, and priorities.

Maintains records and prepares reports of work activities; collects data to coordinate program activities with other Public Works programs; oversees and inspects work of private contractors.

Investigates complaints and recommends corrective actions; develops notification letters and other public information materials.

Assists in the preparation of the division budget; prepares and submits budget for assigned program areas; prepares cost estimates for maintenance and repair activities.

Evaluates equipment for purchase and assists in the development of specifications; orders materials and supplies; approves orders of materials and supplies by other staff associated with program area.

Conducts staff meetings with assigned staff; inspects work of assigned staff; conducts employee performance evaluations as required; recommends employee actions, including performance improvements, discipline and salary adjustments; manages and approves time sheets, including overtime.

Collects data such as work requests/job orders, inventory, equipment replacement, purchasing, fixed assets; reviews plans and specifications for input into computerized programs; prepares and submits data for best management practices reports.

Performs the more complex or technical duties associated with program activities; operates all equipment associated with duties; keeps abreast of and maintains knowledge of latest technology and applications to the work.
Required to work in a combination of office and field environments; travel to and from work sites. Must lift moderate to heavy objects, materials, tools and equipment weighing up to 90 pounds; considerable time standing, sitting, walking, driving, kneeling, stooping, crouching, squatting, climbing ladders, crawling, and twisting of upper body. Significant amount of time spent working outdoors, in inclimate weather and confined spaces; working with chemicals; occasional extreme noise or vibration; working around electrical, mechanical, chemical or explosive hazards. May be required to operate heavy equipment. May be required to interact with customers with varying dispositions on site or when requested at place of residence or business; may be required to utilize department or Citywide software applications to maintain records or perform various duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including safety regulations and procedures; effective supervisory and management principles and practices; budgeting, accounting and purchasing methods and principles; methods, materials, terminology, and tools and equipment associated with public works facilities and systems construction, repair and maintenance; principles of chemistry; pumps, motors, control systems; business mathematics; design drawing and specifications; effective methods of record keeping and inventory control; computerized maintenance management systems; training and employee development programs.
Skill in:  Preparing budget analysis, cost projections and cost-benefit analyses; managing complex projects; operating required tools, vehicles and equipment in a safe manner; communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; training, evaluating and instructing staff; operating office equipment, including computers and associated software applications.
Ability to:  Plan, organize, direct, schedule, supervise, and review activities of assigned staff; prepare projects and see them to completion; interpret work from sketches, blueprints, and maps; prepare and review plans and specifications; analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound decisions and recommendations; follow problems through to resolution; present clear and concise oral and written reports; learn, retain, interpret and apply pertinent provisions of the City’s Rules and Regulations, City policies and other laws related to human resources administration; learn, retain, interpret and apply plans and policies, adapting effectively to change; plan, prioritize and direct public works programs; coordinate program activities and projects with other programs, projects and contractors; perform all duties and use tools and equipment associated with maintenance functions assigned to supervise; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by two years of college level coursework in construction management or a related field. An AA degree in a closely related field is desirable.
Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of Public Works facilities, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. A valid California Class “B” driver’s license is desirable. Other certifications such as C.W.E.A. Collection System Maintenance, D.H.S. Water Distribution, and/or D.P.R. California State Pesticide Applicator's certificate may be required.
SALARY:  $8,210 - $9,979 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200