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Public Works Superintendent
City of Alameda, East Bay

Public Works Maintenance

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 747-4900

This Recruitment is open to City of Alameda Employees Only

Close Date: Jan 17, 2017
Salary: $111,720.00 - $135,797.00 Annually




Current employees with at least 6-months of full-time City of Alameda employment are eligible to apply 


$111,720 - $117,306 - $123,171 - $129,330 - $135,797                  

(4-day, 38 hour workweek plus excellent benefits)


January 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Candidates will be notified in writing


Under general direction, the Public Works Superintendent manages, coordinates, plans, organizes and reviews all public works operations and maintenance activities, functions and fiscal issues for the City.  This is a key mid-level management role which serves to oversee the Maintenance Division and day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of public infrastructure which may include but is not limited to: assessment districts; integrated waste; streets; sewers; storm drains; sidewalks; street trees; traffic striping, signals, and systems; urban forest; and public facilities and fleet.


1. Develops and implements comprehensive City-wide maintenance programs.

2.  Plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the work of several functional groups engaged in the operation, maintenance and/or repair of traditional public works facilities including:

·         Streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters

·         Landscaping, street trees and medians

·         Sanitary sewer systems and storm drainage systems

·         Traffic signals, parking meters, traffic control markings and signs

·  Buildings, vehicles and equipment; and nontraditional facilities including: Boat facilities, lagoon networks, street sweeping program and post-closure landfill activities.

 3.  Reviews work progress and effectiveness of subordinate supervisors.

4. Reviews and distributes work requests from other divisions or departments.

5. Coordinates Maintenance Services activities with other divisions, departments, citizens, and outside agencies in accordance with state, regional and local regulatory requirements.

 6.  Confers with and advises staff on policies, procedures, problems, priorities, and methods.

 7.  Receives and investigates complaints from citizens, public officials and civic organizations, and recommends appropriate action.

 8.  Develops and administers safety training programs; ensures adherence to and application of safe work practices and procedures.

 9.  Prepares and may present various studies, analyses and reports regarding areas of responsibility including use of manpower, work methods, equipment, organizational changes, record systems, construction contracts and administrative improvements.

10. Develops goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and standards; develops and monitors division performance measurements; determines priorities, staff assignments and work methods.

11. Prepares and administers division budgets.


12. Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff.


Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive process where a candidate’s performance and suitability for the position will be judged in comparison with the performance of other candidates. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction, or a related field.
  • Four years of progressively responsible public works operations and maintenance experience, including substantial supervisory experience.
  • Willingness and/or ability to coordinate and/or respond to after-hours emergency calls and other after-hours work projects, as required.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as conditions of initial and continued employment.


KNOWLEDGE OF the principles and practices of municipal public works maintenance administration; methods, materials and equipment required in the operations, repair and maintenance of buildings, streets, traffic signals, waste water systems, street trees, and other public works facilities and related equipment; safe work practices, procedures and regulations; applicable laws, codes and ordinances.


ABILITY TO effectively and efficiently manage, coordinate and administer public works operations and maintenance activities and functions; develop and implement comprehensive maintenance programs; plan, organize, lead and oversee the operations of several work units; interpret and apply relevant state, federal, and local laws and regulations; interpret and apply complex governmental regulations; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs and schedules; draw valid conclusions and project consequences of decision and recommendations; prepare complex technical studies and reports; set priorities, meet deadlines, and make sound decisions; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public officials, other departments and agencies, and the general public, and supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.


The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate’s technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position.  Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance.  If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.

Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List.  A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City’s Civil Service Rules.  Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate with the highest rating on the most heavily weighted portion of the exam or if weighted 100% on any given portion, based on the earliest application date.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background.  The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Department of Justice.


1.    Apply ONLINE at or

2.    Apply IN-PERSON at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm) at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501

Applications along with Supplemental Questionnaire must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last date to apply.  No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted.  It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application. 


VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.



The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.


The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


For Benefits information, please visit our website at: A detailed summary for this position can be found under Management and Confidential Employees Association.

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