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Public Works Superintendent
Utilities #2073
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 780-7000
Close Date: May 31, 2013
Salary: $8,805.00 - $10,567.00 Monthly


The City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of Public Works Superintendent - Utilities. Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director, the superintendent will direct the work within the sanitary sewer collection system and the water distribution system. He or she will have the opportunity to lead a highly effective maintenance division while developing innovative and strategic plans for addressing the City’s future needs. The Utilities Superintendent will be the City’s lead contact for all regulatory agencies, the NPDES county-wide storm water permit and management program, and the JPA-owned South Bayside System Authority wastewater treatment plant. 
Typical duties include: Supervise and implement the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP); evaluate and prepare water and sewer utility rates, revenue plans, and fund performance reports for the Department Head, City Manager, and City Council approval and implementation; ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and County environmental and water safety regulations; represent department on both County and City-Wide committees, interacting and networking with agencies to ensure regulatory compliance on programs; responsible for implementing SB 198 guidelines and maintaining safety logs, coordinating safety meetings and scheduling safety training; coordinate and assist with the Department’s Workers’ Compensation program, including accident review, and processing of workers’ compensation documents; through subordinates, direct staff in the operating and maintenance of systems such as sanitary sewers system management, storm water management, pumping systems, water distribution, water resources management and customer services; plan, schedule, supervise, and monitor projects for the upgrading and maintenance of City utility systems; review plans and specification for facilities improvement, and maintenance projects in close coordination with the City Engineer, including recommendations for capital improvement program projects; prepare Annual Report as required by the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit; and identify strategies and prepare long range systems improvement plans including budget forecasts.
The ideal candidate will embrace the City’s emphasis on excellent customer service; will be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks; will have ability to evaluate organizational effectiveness and develop procedures to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness; will value staff development and provide guidance and learning opportunities to maintain a high performing team; and will have a thorough understanding of regulatory environment and regional challenges as well as industry trends and developments as they relate to sanitary sewer collection system and water distribution system management.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, management, or a related field, and five years of increasingly responsible management experience in public works, utility operations and maintenance, or a related field. Supervisory experience in wastewater management and/or water distribution system is preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver’s license is required.   Possession of a California Department of Public Health’s Water Distribution Operator Grade 4 Certification or must be willing and able to obtain certification within eighteen months of employment with the City.
Knowledge of:
·         Principles and practices of public works administration as applied to the construction and maintenance of public works utilities and facilities; technical inspection services, plan review, and customer service/education program.
·         Materials, equipment, procedures, and practices used in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of a municipal water distribution system, sanitary sewer collection system, and storm drainage system.
·         The methods and techniques of potable water treatment and distribution, and of the plant and equipment used in such work.
·         The methods and techniques of waste water disposal and treatment of the plant and equipment used in such work.
·         The proper methods of maintaining related hydraulic and electrical equipment.
·         The methods and techniques associated with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations and the treatment of storm water runoff.
·         Sewer and Water line maintenance, equipment, methods, and materials.
·         The trades and crafts utilized in utility and street construction and maintenance work.
Ability to:
·         Select, supervise, train, and evaluate subordinate personnel.
·         Manage professional, managerial and clerical staff as well as technical and skilled workers.
·         Communicate and coordinate with the diverse workforce, both within the department and with other departments and agencies.
·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
·         Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relations with those supervised and contacted in the course of work.
·         Prepare, maintain, and interpret records and reports.
·         Prepare or assist with preparation and administration of a departmental budget including purchasing.
·         Plan, schedule, direct, coordinate, delegate and monitor a variety of concurrent programs.
·         Attend public meetings to explain and promote department programs and policies.
·         Implement and maintain a computerized system for management of day-to-day activities.
·         Evaluate operations and problems, recommend and implement efficiency and productivity improvements.
·         Develop and administer systems required to sustain a large, complex organization.
·         Develop and implement through consensus long range improvement plans for City facilities.
              A City Application, resume and cover letter are required. Applications may be obtained in one of the following ways:
1.        Apply online at
2.        Visit our web site@ to print the application form
3.        Call our 24-hour Job Hotlineat (650) 780-7292. 
4.        Visit the City of Redwood City, main reception desk (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, California 94063
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise the Department of Human Resources upon submittal of application.
All applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. Those who best meet the stated qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process. The specifics of the interview process will be communicated to those selected candidates. The Community Development Director will make final appointment. The Immigration Act of 1986 requires proof of identity and eligibility for employment at date of hire.
The City of Redwood City is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:
·         Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 2% @ 62 (new members) or 2% @ 60 (classic members)
·         Deferred compensation (457) plan with 2% matching contribution
·         Opportunity to select from a variety of health plans that are administered by PERS
·         Dental & vision insurance
·         Employee assistance program
·         Life and long-term disability insurance
·         Vacation at l0 days per year to 25 days after 20 years
·         Sick leave of 12 days per year
·         Fourteen paid holidays per year
·         Three days bereavement Leave
NOTE: Earnings from this job are not covered under Social Security. When you retire you may receive a pension based on earnings from this job. If you do, your pension may affect the amount of Social Security benefits you may receive. For more information go to
We are an exceptional organization and a leader in the Bay Area.   The values that guide us are:
·         EXCELLENCE: Passion to do our best in each moment.
·         INTEGRITY: Do the right thing, not the easy thing.
·         SERVICE: We care and it makes a difference.
·         CREATIVITY: Freedom to imagine and courage to act.
The City of Redwood City is a great place to work!
Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
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