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Utilities Supervisor/Construction Maintenance job in Carlsbad

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

Under general direction, the Utilities Supervisor will plan, organize, supervise and review the service program involving the construction maintenance, repair and installation of water distribution and recycled water systems and related structure within a D5 distribution system. The Utilities Supervisor will provide supervision to field crews, prepare and administer public work contracts as necessary for the reliable operation of the City’s water distribution systems, as well as perform related work in the functional area of Construction Maintenance within the Utilities department.

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

· Develops and implements efficient and effective procedures for construction maintenance work and projects in compliance with applicable rules, regulations and standards.

· Reviews and resolves complex customer complaints.

· Ensures inspection of completed work activities, and adherence of safe work methods and safety practices by field maintenance personnel.

· Conducts and coordinates safety training and maintain safety records and reports.

· 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, weekends and holidays.

· 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. 

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 construction maintenance program for 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 complex reports. 

-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.

DHS Water Distribution Grade 3 is required and experience with recycled water systems is preferred for Construction Maintenance. 


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.


            The City of Carlsbad is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

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