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Public Works Superintendent
City of Campbell, South Bay

Public Works Maintenance

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(408) 866-2122
Close Date: Aug 28, 2012
Salary: $9,405.06 - $11,433.88 Monthly

The Campbell Public Works Maintenance Division is one of two divisions in the  department of Public Works. The division operates with a permanent staff of 30.4, the equivalent of 3.72 FTE temporary staff, and a FY 2012/13 budget of $6.7 million.  Public Works Maintenance consists of six sections: Maintenance Administration, Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Services, Street Maintenance, Signals and Lighting Maintenance, Park Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance.

The Public Works Park Maintenance Division is responsible for maintenance at all City parks and buildings. These activities include administration;  vehicle maintenance; street sweeping, crosswalk and centerline striping, traffic sign installation and maintenance; street pavement repair and replacement; sidewalk, curb and gutter repair; street tree and landscape median maintenance; and the care and upkeep of the entire City park system, the Community Center, the portion of Los Gatos Creek Trail within City limits and grounds around City buildings and facility maintenance for all City buildings.

The Maintenance Division’s focus is to preserve the City’s investment through quality, cost effective maintenance of all parks, street trees, public facility grounds, and the creek trail in an aesthetic, usable and safe condition. The Ainsley Garden, Community Garden, John D. Morgan Park, Campbell Community Center, Gomes Park, Los Gatos Creek Trail, Campbell Park, Hyde Park, Orchard City Green, Edith Morley Park, Jack Fischer Park,  Virginia Park and Stojanovich Family Park are all maintained by the Public Works Park Maintenance Division. The City of Campbell’s Street Section minimizes hazards by performing timely and effective right-of-way maintenance by providing preventive maintenance and repair of roadways, pedestrian facilities, storm drains, signs, parking and other City facilities. The City of Campbell’s Signals and Lighting Section provides high quality, cost effective lighting services for all public streets, City parks, City parking facilities and grounds for City-owned facilities as well as maintaining and adjusting traffic signals to optimize safety, cost-effectiveness and traffic flow. The Vehicle and Equipment Section provides quality, timely and cost effective maintenance and repair services for the City’s vehicles and equipment and manages purchasing and replacement of vehicles and equipment. The Building Maintenance Section is responsible for effectively and efficiently maintaining all City buildings for maximum operation, safety, comfort and a pleasing  visual appearance.

The Public Works Superintendent reports to the Public Works Director, and the City Manager currently acts as the Director, with the Superintendent and City Engineer managing the department’s two divisions. Until the Public Works Director position is filled, this position reports directly to the City Manager and serves on the Executive Team.

The Superintendent manages all functions of the Maintenance Division of Public Works and is also responsible for special projects and coordination of other high level administrative and management tasks. This position manages the City’s Service Center and all activities of its employees.  This position requires significant coordination with the Engineering Division with respect to projects and department issues. The Superintendent plans, organizes, directs, administers and reports on maintenance activities, including: maintenance of streets, bicycle trails, pedestrian   pathways, traffic and street signs, pavement markings and striping, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights, parks, street trees, landscaped medians, civic grounds and city vehicles and equipment; oversees and administers  contract for custodial services in City facilities; analyzes, develops, budgets, procures and allocates resources; establishes   division goals, objectives and performance and workload standards; monitors divisional operations and facilities to identify needs, priorities, opportunities, operational effectiveness, costs and productivity; directs and administers the procurement, maintenance and replacement of City vehicles and equipment; manages the storage, disbursement and use of related supplies and materials; prepares and monitors division budgets; prepares written council reports and makes presentations to the City Council; organizes and implements training and staff  development programs; selects and evaluates personnel; may serve as the department's liaison staff member to the Parks and Recreation Commission; represents the Division to other commissions, City Council and the public; and performs other duties as assigned.

This recruitment will close at 5pm on August 28, 2012. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete a City application on or Completed employment application, cover letter and resume must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 5pm on the final filing date. Following the closing date, application materials will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the interview process. Oral Board interviews are tentatively scheduled for the third week of  September.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

City of Campbell

Human Resources

70 N. First Street

Campbell, CA 95008

[email protected]


Information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not    constitute an expressed or implied contract. The Human Resources Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with      disabilities.  Please advise the Human Resources Office of such special needs at the time of application.  The City of Campbell is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color,  religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or medical condition.






Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a background that includes principles of maintenance management; project and construction management;  maintenance and construction methods as related to parks, street trees and street landscaping,   pavement maintenance, traffic signal maintenance and operations, street light maintenance, fleet maintenance; facilities maintenance; budgeting and contract administration and principles of personnel management and supervision. The candidate will also be able to organize, plan, administer and manage a City-wide program of parks, streets, traffic signal and street lighting maintenance and operations, vehicle and equipment maintenance; interpret and implement policies, regulations and procedures; supervise and motivate personnel; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; maintain  effective and cooperative working relationships with division staff, other city departments, public officials and the general public.

This position will require an experience base of a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Works or Public Administration, with a minimum of three years in a managerial position. This position requires graduation from high school and college course work in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Business or Public Administration. A college degree is preferred.




The City offers an attractive benefits package including:

Retirement – PERS 2% @ 60. The City currently contributes 14.47% and the employee contributes 7%.

457 Plan – Offered through ICMA, the City contributes $40 per pay period.

Health Insurance – The City contracts through CalPERS with six plans available. The City contributes $1010 per month.

Dental Insurance – The City pays the monthly premium for employees and their eligible dependents through Delta Dental.

Vision Insurance – The City pays the monthly premium for employees and their eligible dependents through VSP.

Life Insurance – $50,000 + $50,000 AD&D.

Holidays – The City observes nine holidays in addition to five floating holidays.

Administrative Leave – 52 hours annually.

Sick Leave – Accrued at an unlimited rate of 3.69 hours per pay period.

Vacation Leave – Accruals are based on length of service. Start of year one through completion of year four     accrues 11 days per year.

Tuition Reimbursement – $3,000 per Fiscal Year.

The City also offers a flexible spending plan, employee assistance program, long term disability, long term care and other voluntary insurances. The Public Works Superintendent also receives a City vehicle and cell phone for official City business.

NOTE: Employees will be required to take fifty-six (56) hours of furlough during FY 12/13 and FY 13/14 (this amount will be prorated for the remainder of FY 12/13).


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