City of Ojai
  • Ojai, CA, USA
  • $105,580.80 to $126,484.80 annually
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Deferred Comp: ICMA; City matches lesser of 3% of salary or $200/month. Retirement: City participates in California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Health, Dental, Vision, Disability: Participation in PERS health plans; City pays 100% employee nd 80% of dependent premium up to PERS Choice rate; City pays 100% of employee premium for dental and vision. City paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance. Holidays: 13 Holidays Vacation: Initial 88 hours per year with subsequent additions for longevity. Sick Leave: 96.0 hours per year. Life Insurance: City paid, $30,000 Life plus ADD Post-Employment Benefits Program: Employees hired after Nov. 1, 2010, who work 10 years continuously and retire from the City, will be eligible to participate in the CalPERS health plans after retirement; City pays the "Employer Minimum Contribution" toward the retirees' premium.


DEFINITION

Under administrative direction, assists in planning, organizing, managing, and providing administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Public Works Department, including streets and traffic control, storm drain maintenance, supervise Public Works crew and Trolley staff, responding to resident and business concerns, administering encroachment permit applications, stormwater management and reporting, solid waste contract management, and field inspections., assists in coordinating assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments, divisions, and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Public Works Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Assumes management responsibility for major public works function and activities, including streets and traffic control, storm drain maintenance.
  • Supervises Public Works crew and Trolley staff, in coordination with the Public Works Director.
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned functions and programs; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Assists in managing and participates in the development and administration of the Public Works annual budget and capital improvement budgets; assists in directing the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; assists in directing the monitoring of and approves expenditures; assists in directing and implements adjustments as necessary; assists in applying for and administering grants received for public works projects.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; responds to staff questions and concerns.
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Public Works Director; directs the implementation of improvements.
  • Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating the Public Works Department's work plan; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Public Works Department with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; attends meetings, as necessary; provides staff support to commissions, committees, and task forces, as necessary; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues.
  • Represents the Public Works Department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities.
  • Conducts a variety of departmental organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  • Participates on and makes presentations to a variety of boards and commissions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public works and other types of public services as they relate to the area of assignment.
  • Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files.
  • Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect City or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Public Works Director.
  • Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge of:

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff.
  • Public agency budgetary, contract administration, administrative practices, and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs; principles and practices of municipal government administration.
  • Principles and practices of public works program development, maintenance, and management in a municipal setting.
  • Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, contract negotiations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
  • Safe work practices.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.

Ability to:

  • Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
  • Assist in preparing and administering large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
  • Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional, and technical personnel.
  • Select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Effectively administer special projects with contractual agreements and ensure compliance with stipulations; effectively administer a variety of public works programs and administrative activities.
  • Conduct effective negotiations and effectively represent the City and the department in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Four years of responsible public works experience including management and supervisory experience.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering is desired.

License:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California's driver's license

Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is desirable.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various City infrastructure, development, field operations, and work sites, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, although there may be occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions, noise, dust, and potentially hazardous materials. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary: $105,580.80 to $126,484.80 annually

Deferred Comp: ICMA; City matches lesser of 3% of salary or $200/month.

Retirement: City participates in California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.

Health, Dental, Vision, Disability: Participation in PERS health plans; City pays 100% employee nd 80% of dependent premium up to PERS Choice rate; City pays 100% of employee premium for dental and vision. City paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance.

Holidays: 13 Holidays

Vacation: Initial 88 hours per year with subsequent additions for longevity.

Sick Leave: 96.0 hours per year.

Life Insurance: City paid, $30,000 Life plus ADD

Post-Employment Benefits Program: Employees hired after Nov. 1, 2010, who work 10 years continuously and retire from the City, will be eligible to participate in the CalPERS health plans after retirement; City pays the "Employer Minimum Contribution" toward the retirees' premium.


This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close at any time without notice. Facsimiles, electronic mail, and photocopies not be accepted.


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