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Public Works Supervisor - Facilities Maintenance - Facilities Management Job Post

Job Type: full time

Location: CA

Role: Supervisor/Manager
Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad/jobs/3259562/public-works-supervisor-facilities-maintenance


SALARY: $2,684.54 - $3,683.38 Biweekly

$69,798.00 - $95,768.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 11/12/21

CLOSING DATE: 12/05/21 05:00 PM


The City:

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.

Carlsbad - The Community:

This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County. 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 storm drains, streets, facilities, drinking water, recycled water, 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 as ``Public Works.`` To learn more please visit: City of Carlsbad - Public Works Department

The Basic Function of a Public Works Supervisor:

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.

The Position:

The current Supervisor vacancy is in the Facilities Maintenance Division. The Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for the care 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 building maintenance and repair operations of the City`s facilities. The position is responsible for managing fulltime building maintenance staff as well as contracted building maintenance services. The incumbent will be tasked with ensuring the department provides an effective response to 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:

The ideal candidate will have strong supervisory experience including, but not limited to, hiring, staffing, coaching and development. Strong knowledge of building maintenance and repair methods, including best practices and construction techniques in multiple trades such as carpentry, drywall, electrical and emergency power systems, plumbing, roofing, and HVAC systems is ideal. Overall strong knowledge of municipal Public Works related maintenance, supervision, scheduling, and service request/work order management is desirable.

Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment

The City of Carlsbad requires all candidates for city employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the city, subject to limited exceptions. Candidates seeking city employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated, or have had their first vaccine shot (with the second shot scheduled) and (2) submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date, unless a request for a reasonable medical, disability or religious accommodation has been approved. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:

CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card

Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider

Personal Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Card obtained by visiting: cdph.ca.gov

Please note: Final candidates will be asked to participate in written exams.


Effectively lead, listen to, and motivate staff.

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

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.

Perform routine building audits to ensure facilities are maintained at the highest standards.

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.

Coordinate training and 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.

Perform related duties as assigned.


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 facilities maintenance division maintenance programs

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, storm drains, and street lights

Practical elements of civil engineering as they relate to facilities maintenance and repair

Principles of organization, administration, budget and personnel management

Ability to:

Supervise a comprehensive program for assigned functional areas, such as operations, maintenance, and repair of facility assets

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


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

Two years in a lead or supervisory capacity

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid California Driver`s License.

While performing the duties, employees of this class are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret schematic data, narrative and statistical information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and apply mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret people and situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, vendors, contractors, and the public encountered in the course of work.

Depending on the assignment, incumbents may be exposed to standard office environments as well as construction sites, in confined spaces in underground sewer stations, atop water tanks and in reservoir areas in the course of inspecting and monitoring work or supervising work crews.

Employee is required to attend meetings and travel within and outside city limits during normal work hours and periodically in the evenings and on weekends during emergency call outs.

This is an at-will management classification.
Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad/jobs/3259562/public-works-supervisor-facilities-maintenance

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