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Utilities Supervisor/Wastewater Operations & Collections job in Carlsbad

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Organization:  City of Carlsbad
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Carlsbad
Post Code:  92008
Salary and Benefits:  $62,296.00 - $85,404.80 Annually

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing priorities for work crew, supervise preventive maintenance and repairs to wastewater lift stations, recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies, inspect work sites, and other operational management responsibilities to ensure effective and efficient operations of assigned division.

· Ensures the adherence of safe work methods and safety practices by field maintenance personnel.

· Coordinates field services maintenance activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies.

· Maintains written and computerized records of work performed and materials used; records as-built drawings of modifications; prepares a variety of written records and reports related to the work.

· Directs and assigns work to crews, including training and evaluating work; monitors work in progress and necessary modifications as appropriate. Coordinates coverage for emergency calls, stand by, weekend and holidays.

Knowledge of:  

-All applicable federal, state and local codes and regulations related to assigned division and safe work practices and methods. 

-Materials, methods, practices, procedures, equipment, standards, safety and technical requirements pertaining to assigned division. 

-Operations, principles, practices and methods pertaining to assigned division and administrative services. 

-Record keeping and reporting requirements and procedures. 

-Contractual agreements and application. 

-Budget development, management and control. 

-Principals and applications of public relations and customer service skills. 

-Computer applications relevant to duties, including proficiency with MS Word and Excel.

-Principles and practices of management including report writing techniques. 

-Principles and techniques of preventive maintenance. 

-Principles and techniques of performance measurement. 

-Principles of labor relations, supervision, training and performance evaluations. 


Ability to: 

-Manage a comprehensive program for the Wastewater operations of the Utilities department.

-Work with regulatory agencies and representatives on a wide variety of requirements and issues.

-Coordinate programs effectively with public and private agencies. 

-Apply pertinent Federal, State and City codes, laws and regulations.

-Effectively communicate with people from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds, both orally and in writing.

-Forecast labor and other pertinent cost factors. 

-Determine training and development programs and classes of subordinates.

-Plan, assign, supervise and evaluate work of subordinates and provide required training and guidance.

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

-Manage the performance of functional areas. 

-Read and interpret Utility maps, plans, diagrams, and blueprints and specifications. 

-Maintain records and prepare technical and complexreports. 

-Answer questions and concerns from staff, public, media, etc. 

-Prepare and disseminate information and outreach materials. 

-Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with customers, the public and those contacted in the course of work including negotiating work with outside contractors.

-Use computer applications to assist in performing duties. 

-Withstand hours of sitting, standing, walking and climbing.

Experience and Education

Position requires an equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade supplemented by course work or specialized training in waterworks distribution system construction and maintenance, civil engineering and construction related subjects, and four years of increasingly responsible work in the assigned area, preferably in a comparatively sized/classed water distribution or collection system, including two years in a lead or supervisory capacity. Possession of, or the ability to obtain a State of California driver’s license.

CWEA Collections Grade III and/or CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade III preferred for assignment to Wastewater Operations and Collections.


This position is open until filled.  The first review will begin on May 2.  Testing date scheduled for May 8, 2014.

Carlsbad, California is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space combine with world class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, excellent schools and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Covering nearly 39 square miles, the City of Carlsbad is approaching build out and is currently home to about 107,000 residents. Thanks to an award-winning growth management plan, the city features infrastructure and services that keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life. Fully 40 percent of the city has been set aside as permanent open space. 

A Great Place to Live and Work

The City of Carlsbad is a great place to live.  With all the amenities of a large city, Carlsbad has maintained a strong sense of community and citizen connection to government. 

A superb climate, quality schools, a vibrant and revitalized downtown and a wide variety of neighborhoods help make Carlsbad one of the most livable communities in the country. The Carlsbad Unified School District consistently ranks among the top urban school districts in the country.  The city also boasts excellent libraries, arts and culture, and an excellent public safety record.



                City of Carlsbad is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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