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Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates participate in, and reviews the work of staff performing difficult and complex technical, field, and office support related to all programs and activities of the Public Works Divisions assigned; administers current and long range planning activities; manages the effective use of the appropriate City’s public works maintenance resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible support to the Public Works Director in areas of expertise, and performs related work as required.

Receives general direction from the Public Works Director. Exercises direct and general supervision over staff assigned to water, wastewater, solar fields, storm water operations and maintenance, and regulatory compliance. Coordinates and monitors the work of outside contractors, vendors, and consultants as assigned.

Public Works Operations Manager incumbents are responsible for overseeing a variety of Public Works Department functions and serve as the Certified Plant Operator and the Certified Water Operator. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in resolving complex field, and administrative issues and making technical decisions and policy recommendations of considerable difficulty. Incumbents supervise professional, supervisory, operational/technical, maintenance, and clerical staff, and oversee short-range and long-range planning and special projects within and across divisions. This is a single-position classification that manages assigned divisions of the City’s public works maintenance and operations activities including water system treatment, distribution pipes, wells and maintenance and operations of related appurtenances, laboratory testing and analysis, storm water operations, administrative/regulatory compliance. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive
background and skill in coordinating and supervising and performing the work of the assigned division(s).

The incumbent is responsible for the implementation and updates of the Urban Water Management Plan, Sanitary System Management Plan, Water Master Plan, Recycled Water Ordinance, Wastewater Collection System Master Plan, Storm Water Ordinance and Storm Water Management Plan, and others as assigned.

This class is distinguished from the Public Works Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for all functions of the Department and for developing, implementing and interpreting public policy.


  • Plans, manages and oversees, and participates in the daily functions, operations, projects, and activities of assigned Public Works Divisions.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates division staff; recommends the selection, promotion, and discipline of division employees; confers with and advises the Public Works Director and other division managers on activities, issues, and problems related to the activities of their division.
  • Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs; continuously monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and submits recommendations to the Public Works Director.
  • Develops and enforces field operations’ policies, procedures, work standards and rules,
    ensuring compliance with citywide policies and procedures.
  • Develops and reviews staff and regulatory reports related to water, wastewater, laboratory, and storm water; assists with reports presented to the City Council and other commissions, committees, and boards; performs a variety of public relations and outreach work related to assigned activities.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the annual budget proposal for assigned division(s); implements and monitors the adopted budget; prepares periodic reports on budget matters; analyzes rate studies and provides input
    regarding rate setting. Responsible for division budget and expenditures.
  • Plans for existing and future equipment, staff, and facility needs; evaluates recommendations for the purchase of equipment and services; writes specifications or requests for proposals (RFP); secures and evaluates bids; administers contracts for materials and construction services.
  • Develop, implement, and maintains effective record keeping systems.
  • Receives, investigates and responds to the more complex inquiries and complaints
    regarding assigned divisions.
  • Monitors legislation and develops policies and programs to ensure compliance with
    federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Advises the Public Works Director in the planning and formulation of departmental policy; plans, coordinates, and implements department-wide activities and programs, as assigned.
  • Acts as Acting Public Works Director, as assigned, during Public Works Director absences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Employee supervision, motivation, training, and appraisal.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, project and program management, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation, administration, and control.
  • Principles and practices of public and/or business administration.
  • Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) program development and implementation.
  • Safety principles and practices
  • Materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of utility systems including, but not limited to, water, storm water, and wastewater systems.
  • Methods and techniques related to planning and administering public works field programs and projects
  • Principles of capital project planning and management.
  • Grant writing support and administration; computer applications related to the work; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment

Ability to:

  • Organize, direct and coordinate the activities of assigned divisions.
  • Develop and implement effective work schedules and productivity measures.
  • Plan, organize, schedule, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others.
  • Provide leadership, motivate staff, and resolve disputes.
  • Train staff in work procedures and proper safety measures.
  • Research and analyze operational and technical issues and develop appropriate recommendations for action.
  • Evaluate technical information and statutes and make valid and appropriate recommendations based on a thorough analysis of data.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Develop long-range plans and programs.
  • Work closely with businesses and industry to enable them to meet a wide range of local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of
    work, including contractors, advisory bodies, City staff, other public and private agencies
    and organizations, and the general public.

Education & Experience:
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities combined with any required licenses is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Two years of college or possession of an Associate of Arts degree with major course work in water, engineering, or a related field and three years in any combination of construction contracting, public works, or work that will have provided the required knowledge and skills. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the supervision and management of Public Works projects and activities. (Additional experience in the supervision and management of public works operations may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-to-year basis).

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid California Class C driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record is required at the time of hire.
  • Valid State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Distribution Operator Grade II at time of hire.
    o Ability to obtain State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Distribution Operator Grade III by January 2024.
  • Valid State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate Grade II or higher is required at the time of hire.
    o Ability to obtain State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate Grade III by January 2025.
    o Ability to obtain State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate Grade IV by January 2026.
  • Possession of or eligibility to test for a Grade I Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is preferred at time of
  • Eligibility to test for California Water Environment Association (CWEA) wastewater Collection System Maintenance Grade I is preferred at the time of hire.
  • Eligibility to test for Cross Connection Control Specialist Certificate is preferred at the time of hire.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work extended hours as necessary
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle; to identify mechanical issues; to identify and locate parts and repair tools/equipment,; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; color vision to read various dials, gauges and identify color-coded cables and wires; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The job involves walking and working on
slippery and/or uneven surfaces. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds.

Employees work in field and office environments with moderate noise levels, varying temperature conditions, foul smells, and direct/indirect exposure to potentially hazardous physical substances. Employees also may be exposed to loud noise levels, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, dust, paint fumes, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, grease, oils, solvents, machinery with extremely hot surfaces and/or moving parts and moving objects or other vehicles. Employees may interact with upset staff, members of the public, and private


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