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Public Works Supervisor - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 1/8/2019

Public Works Supervisor

Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad/jobs/2223436/public-works-supervisor

The City of Carlsbad is a scenic coastal community located in North San Diego County along the 78 Corridor. The city`s population is nearly 110,000 and covers 40 square miles, nearly 40 percent of which is dedicated to open space, including three lagoons, 46 miles of hiking trails and seven miles of coastline. The City offers its residents an enviable range of opportunities for living and working in a community acknowledged for its high quality of life. Its economy is based on a diverse set of industries that offer a range of career opportunities.Under general direction, to plan, organize, supervise and review the programs and activities of the public works division which may include: operation, maintenance and repair of streets, drainage systems, sewer and water distribution systems, municipal facilities and custodial services; and to do related work as assigned.

Carlsbad - The Community:

This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 113,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.

The Public Works Department:

Taking good care of city facilities, streets, the drinking water, recycled water, and wastewater system, traffic, engineering, construction, and environmental management are some of the ways the City of Carlsbad maintains a quality community. These areas of services are often referred to ``Public Works``. To learn more please visit: City of Carlsbad - Public Works Department

The Position:

A Public Works Supervisor may be assigned to various functional areas, such as, utilities and street maintenance, water and sewer operations, or facilities maintenance. Positions at this level are distinguished by their responsibilities supervising several dissimilar functional areas or typically recognized complex or specialized areas.

Under general direction, some basic functions of a Public Works Supervisor are to plan, organize, supervise and review the programs and activities of the public works division which may include: operation, maintenance and municipal facilities and custodial services; and to do related work as assigned.

The current Supervisor vacancy is in the Facility Maintenance Division. The Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 45 city owned complexes made up of over 100 buildings. The primary responsibility of this position would be to manage the day-to-day custodial maintenance operations of the City`s facilities. Currently the position supervises full-time custodians, part-time custodians, and manages a custodial services contract. The incumbent will be tasked with ensuring the department provides an effective and responsive staff for all emergency and routine requirements. Other critical components of the position would be to assure the effectiveness of customer service, equipment, training, production, and resource allocation.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years related experience including supervisory experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong knowledge of modern cleaning methods including methods of cleaning and preserving floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures; cleaning equipment, tools, materials and supplies used in custodial work is required. A strong knowledge of general facility maintenance repair of HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Drywall and carpentry is desirable.

Key Responsibilities

Plan, organize and supervise subordinate personnel in assigned divisional programs and activities

Assigned areas may include, but are not limited to the following:

The operations, maintenance, construction, and/or repair of streets, sewer collection and water distribution systems, facilities, and custodial services

Oversee the accuracy and maintenance of time, material and equipment use records; prepare job estimates and establish priorities for work crews

Supervise preparation and administration of Public Works contracts as necessary for operations

Requisition supplies and materials and monitor inventories

Recommend the purchase of equipment and assist in the development of specifications

Receive, investigate, and resolve complaints

Check assigned functional areas, such as, streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, equipment, storm drains, city buildings and other related facilities and equipment, for needed maintenance and repairs

Inspect work sites before, during and after completion to assure work is completed in a satisfactory and thorough manner

Ensure the maintenance of various records and prepare reports as required

Ensure the adherence of safe work practices by field maintenance personnel

Assist in the preparation of a variety of bid specifications and administration of contracts as necessary

Coordinate field services maintenance activities with other city departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies

Perform related duties as assigned


To perform a job in this classification, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties as generally described in the specification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties in a specific job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:

Materials, methods, practices and equipment pertaining to the operation of the assigned functional area

Types and level of maintenance and repair activities generally performed in a public works field division maintenance program

Applicable federal, state, and local codes and regulations related to assigned functional areas

Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.

Geography of the city, including the location of streets, drainage and sewer facilities

Practical elements of civil engineering as they relate to street, drainage, and sewer maintenance and repair

Principles of organization, administration, budget and personnel management

Ability to:

Supervise a comprehensive program for assigned functional areas, such as, operation, maintenance and repair work for streets, drains, facilities, water and sewers

Determine cost-effective ways for efficient and effective operation of functional responsibilities

Supervise the maintenance of records and prepare reports

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates

Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Experience & Education

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and supplemented by course work or specialized training in construction, civil engineering and construction-related subjects

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the assigned area, including two years in a lead or supervisory capacity https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad/jobs/2223436/public-works-supervisor