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* Public Works Supervisor

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$5,475-$7,363 per month
  • Posted Date:01/09/2018 3:34 PM

The City of Lancaster
Invites Applications for:
Public Works Supervisor 
(2 Positions Open)
(Non-Union - Professional/Supervisory)
Development Services Department 
                                                                                        Exempt - Not Overtime Eligible                                                                                           Eligible for Administrative Time (76 Hours)
Benefits eligible & 401(a) payment equal to 3% of base salary


The Public Works Supervisor supervises, assigns, and schedules the work of field maintenance crews involved in street and public works maintenance, vehicle maintenance and repairs, and crews involved in the maintenance, construction, and repair of sewer/recycled water system facilities; provides technical staff assistance. Direction is provided by assigned management. Position exercises direct and indirect supervision of field maintenance personnel.

The Department may rotate or cross-train supervisors between sections. The incumbent may be required to work stand-by on a rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed. Incumbents must be able to respond within a 45-minute time frame.


  • Plan and supervise work activities related to the installation, repair, and preventive maintenance of traffic signals and traffic related signs. Supervises work activities related to painting of traffic, pavement and curb markings; work performed by private contractors; and regulatory compliance activities.
  • Supervise, lead, and participate in the activities of assigned staff engaged in public work programs.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate the work of staff; inspect and evaluate repair work during its performance and upon its completion.
  • Establish an annual maintenance plan. Monitor progress of the annual plan and prepare monthly reports to management.
  • Ensure that section activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Conduct field inspections of work in progress and/or investigations of City infrastructure/assets to determine problem areas and assess criticality.
  • Develop and implement maintenance programs to preserve City assets including administration of a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Arrange for and schedule appropriate equipment and materials necessary for maintenance and projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to staff and technical expertise for related capital improvement projects.
  • Develop and/or review plans and specifications, represent the division in the follow-up inspection, project implementation process, and sustainable maintenance efforts.
  • Supervise, assign, schedule, and inspect street and public works maintenance and repair work; act as bi-weekly on-call supervisor for standby.
  • Recruit, select, train, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives. Establish performance requirements and develop staff, monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development.
  • Participate in the progressive disciplinary process as is appropriate; assist in resolving grievances; administer City policies.
  • Resolve a variety of routine staff administrative matters; interpret City personnel and MOU provisions as necessary.
  • Prepare material and equipment requisitions to request supplies and materials for section activities; develops budgets; monitors and controls expenditures and collectible reimbursements for damage; develops and supervises the collection and evaluation of various production, efficiency, and cost records and statistics.
  • Purchase necessary, authorized materials and recommend major capital purchases.
  • Maintain daily records of equipment, personnel and materials used for each maintenance projects.
  • Track and oversee budget for assigned area; participate in budget preparation.
  • Prepare, review, and maintain a wide variety of written reports, memos, letters and records, provide periodic progress reports, and update written maintenance instructions and schedules. Compile legal regulations and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Provide safety training for staff and implements safety program within related operations.
  • Schedule and assign work to contract labor work force; supervise and inspect contractual work.
  • Identify street, traffic safety, and repair needs and recommend corrective action.
  • Operate equipment and perform the most difficult and complex maintenance tasks as necessary; schedule and implement work for other departments.
  • Assist engineering in design and specifications for contracts.
  • Respond to emergency situations and problems, including those after hours, and arranges for corrective action, i.e., respond to and report spills.
  • Respond to and resolve citizen questions, complaints, and concerns regarding street system conditions or services performed; establish and maintain a customer service orientation within assigned area.
  • Coordinate with other City departments and divisions on work assignments.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration or related field; OR equivalent years of work experience (3 years) in a related public works maintenance and supervisory capacity at a public agency; OR any equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in public works construction and maintenance work, including at least one (1) years supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid CA driver's license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, depending upon assignment, certificates in pest control, back flow prevention, and Level III or higher Sewer Collection Systems Certificate (or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.)
  • Proven knowledge of materials, methods, equipment, and tools used in streets, public works maintenance, and those used in the maintenance, construction, and repair of sewer/recycled water systems facilities, including pumps and force mains; methods of estimating time, cost, and equipment necessary to perform assigned work; safe and efficient work practices; purchasing procedures, forms and techniques; principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation; operation of a variety of maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Proven ability supervise, assign, and schedule the work of street and public works maintenance personnel; maintain accurate and up-to-date records; read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and construction drawings; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; understand and carry out oral and written instruction; inspect work in progress and upon completion; identify areas needing improvement; operate a variety of street maintenance safely and efficiently; work effectively with others; respond courteously and tactfully to public inquiries and complaints; supervise, train, evaluate and schedule subordinate personnel.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; develop and monitor assigned budget program/project budgets; and carry out goals and objectives.
  • Ability to perform all phases of contract management, bid and inspection process.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure; proactive thinker/self-starter; ability to identify methods to maximize service effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision; ability to work in a team environment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to work with all levels of employees and management, and willingness to give assistance to co-workers.  
  • Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written; ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint; proficiency in common office equipment, i.e. printer, scanner, copier and fax machine.
  • Ability to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to respond to emergency call outs after-hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and the field with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions. May be required to work under adverse conditions such as in traffic, around heavy construction equipment, and in inclement weather, including environments which are hot, cold or damp with exposure to noises, vibrations, odors or dust.
  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting:
    • To stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 25lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • Vision requirements:
    •  See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
  • Hearing:
    • Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

For additional information, please review our Job Application and Selection Procedure page.


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