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Public Works Superintendent
Fleet & Facilities Services #2101
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula

Public Works

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 780-7000
Close Date: Feb 24, 2014
Salary: $8,805.00 - $10,567.00 Monthly




he City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of Public Works Superintendent – Fleet & Facilities Services. Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director, the superintendent will direct the work activities of the Fleet and Facilities operating function in the Public Works division of the Community Development Department.  The Fleet and Facilities Services Superintendent will have the ability to provide direct and indirect supervision of supervisory, technical, and office personnel including select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinates, including equitable execution of the disciplinary procedures. The Superintendent  will develop and implement goals, objectives policies, and priorities; plan, organize, supervise, review, and evaluate operations, programs and assigned projects; approve and direct implementation of specific activities, projects, plans and procedures prepared by staff; provide instructions in proper work procedures, resolve work problems, interpret administrative policies, and determine the best approach to accomplish work objectives.; plan, prepare, monitor division budget; requisition supplies and equipment as needed; coordinate activities with other City departments and divisions and with outside agencies.


Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct staff of skilled and semi-skilled personnel in the maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy equipment, custodial services, and facilities maintenance.
  • Evaluate operations and develop programs to implement orderly maintenance and storage of City equipment, materials, tools and vehicles.
  • Assign vehicles to operating programs, analyze level of usage and appropriate fleet size, develop efficient methods of equipment utilization, and manage rents and leases of vehicles and equipment.
  • Supervise projects in the upgrading and maintenance of facilities.
  • Establish maintenance and work standards.
  • Review operational records, mileage and maintenance records, and evaluate equipment.
  • Determine the need for materials, supplies, and equipment and prepare specifications as necessary.
  • Perform studies and make recommendations regarding equipment rentals and rates.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies as needed.




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 industry trends and developments as they relate to fleet and facilities operations..




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 four years of increasingly responsible  experience in fleet and/or facility maintenance and management, including significant supervisory responsibility.






Knowledge of:

·         Principles and procedures for implementing and directing building maintenance, custodial and fleet operations.

·         Supplies and procedures used in custodial, facilities and fleet operations.

·         Practices and procedures, terms and techniques used in managing a variety of equipment and equipment repair systems.

·         Methods, practices, materials and tools of the automotive mechanic trade.

·          Internal combustion engines, automotive and construction equipment, diesel engines and automotive transmissions, automotive record keeping practices.

·         Methods, practices, materials and tools of the automotive mechanic trade.

·         Operating and repair characteristics of a variety of heavy equipment.

·         Evaluating and making repair estimates for structures, equipment, and contemporary materials.

·         Equipment purchasing and acquisition practices and methods, including vehicle/equipment specifications and replacement factors.

·         Equipment maintenance record keeping systems, including their application in automated management information systems.


Ability to:

·         Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the development and implementation of building, custodial and fleet maintenance activities.

·         Read, analyze and interpret building and construction plans and specifications.

·         Develop a comprehensive equipment maintenance program.

·         Diagnose defects and repair a variety of heavy automotive equipment.

·         Develop and review equipment and vehicle specifications.

·         Prepare and monitor a comprehensive fleet services budget.

·         Operate computers, word processing and programs for facilities, custodial and fleet management.

·         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.


              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 Hotline at (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

·         Twelve 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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