**SEE ATTACHED JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AND DESCRIPTION FOR MORE INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING**
Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates assigned functions and program areas of the Public Works Department including construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s water systems; ensures that federal and state regulations are complied with; maintains an operations and maintenance records management system; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Works. As assigned, this position may serve as the “Chief Operator of the Water System” as required by the State Water Resources Control Board and also as the City’s “Water Purveyor.” (Wastewater, streets and storm drain systems certification not required because of assignment to Water Division only at this time)
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices of assigned area or division.
**THIS SUPERINTENDENT WILL NOT OVERSEE WASTEWATER, STREETS OR STORM DRAIN SYSTEMS**
- Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Public Works Department including wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal as well as operation and maintenance of the City’s streets and storm drain systems.
- Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
- Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
- Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
- Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
- Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division’s annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
- Assist in the preparation of the City’s Capital Improvement Program as related to water, wastewater, streets, and storm drainage facilities and appurtenances, as assigned.
- Develop and standardize maintenance and operating procedures and methods to meet state and federal regulations and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and maintenance activities.
- Prepare specifications, estimates, and bids for machinery, tools, equipment, and contract services; recommend, monitor, and administer contracts for consulting, construction or other services as necessary; inspect work in progress and authorizes payment for work performed.
- Monitor changes in regulatory agency laws and regulations; evaluate their impact upon City activities; recommend and implement policy and procedure changes as required.
- Develop, implement, and ensure adherence to the division’s Safety Program, Standard Operating Procedures, and OSHA regulations.
- Produce required regulatory reports and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, laws, codes, and enforcement actions.
- Maintain accurate records and files; prepare periodic and special reports as required, including those mandated for submission to the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) and to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), when assigned.
- Prepare records related to operations, test results, work performed, and materials and supplies used; maintain accurate records and files; prepare periodic and special reports as required.
- Research special projects, evaluate alternatives, prepare reports and recommendations; write correspondence, and respond to public and regulatory agency inquiries and provide pertinent information.
- Respond to emergencies as required; coordinate activities with other responders to provide effective response; direct the work of staff and utilization of resources to affect operational effectiveness and ensure the safety of the community.
- Serve as the liaison for the Division with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
- Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Provide responsible staff assistance to the Public Works Director; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; prepare agenda reports; recommend modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
- Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to water production and distribution, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater, streets, and storm drain systems; incorporate new developments as appropriate, in assigned division.
- Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
- Perform related duties as required.
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, engineering, a physical science or related field
Six years of increasingly responsible public works experience including, three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in the operation and maintenance of water production, treatment and distribution systems as well as associated facilities
An Associate’s degree in business or public administration, engineering, a physical science or related field
Eight years of increasingly responsible public works experience including, three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in the operation and maintenance of water production, treatment and distribution systems as well as associated facilities
Retirement/Pension: The City offers a generous defined benefit plan pension (membership required) in the Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association (StanCERA), as governed by County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 and Public Employees’ Pension Reform act (PEPRA). “Classic Members” (within the last six (6) months a member of StanCERA or a reciprocal retirement plan, e.g. CalPERS) are enrolled in the city’s 2% @ 55 plan; final compensation at retirement is based on the single highest year. Non-classic or “new members” are enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, and employees are required to pay 50% of the normal contribution rate as prescribed by PEPRA, currently 8.77%, on a pre-tax basis; final compensation at retirement is based on the average of the three highest salary years.
Health: The City contributes toward the combined monthly premiums for medical, dental and vision a maximum of $710, $1,000 or $1,210, dependent on level of medical coverage enrollment. Some of the monthly plan premium options are currently at no cost for the employee only. Any employee contributions to health premiums are taken as pre-tax deductions. Employees eligible to waive medical coverage receive $200 per month in additional taxable compensation. Carriers include: Blue Shield HMO, Blue Shield PPO, Kaiser HMO; Stanislaus Foundation Dental and Blue Shield MES Vision.
Volunteer Benefits: The City contributes an additional $100 per month through a qualified Section 125 plan for the purchase of voluntary benefits (e.g. Life/AD&D, long-term disability, and FSA for unreimbursed medical expenses and daycare). Employee contributions to certain voluntary benefits are taken as pre-tax deductions. If the employee does not utilize the entire allowance for benefits, the City shall contribute the remaining balance to the employee’s Retiree Health Savings (RHS) or Health Savings Account (HSA), as applicable.
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program, voluntary options for Deferred Compensation (457) and short-term and long-term disability, voluntary life insurance and AD&D, 12 days of sick leave accrued each year with unlimited accrual; vacation accrual based on years of service with maximum accrual of 480 hours and 13 paid holidays (including one personal day) each year.
The City also participates in Social Security which requires a 7.65% contribution rate including Medicare.
Must apply at this site for consideration. This position will be assigned to the Water Division only at this time. Certifications in Wastewater, Streets and Storm drains are NOT required.