Senior Public Works Collections Supervisor

City of Davis | Davis, CA

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Posted Date 10/21/2019

Salary: $76,523.20 - $93,017.60 Annually

Under general administrative direction, plan, organizes, and directs the activities of the Sewer/Stormwater Collections section and to provide technical assistance to public works management staff.


Receives direction from management level personnel.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory and maintenance personnel.
Examples of Duties

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsible for the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the City's sewer and stormwater collection systems.

Plan and implement the operation and maintenance activities of the section.

Work with the management staff in a strategic approach to determine goals and objectives for the section and to develop a monitoring method to ensure team effectiveness and success in achieving those goals.

Continual and consistent interaction with employees, openly sharing expectations, successes and disappointments.

Develop and implement a proactive training program that will develop and prepare staff for future needs.

Foster a team atmosphere, which supports and encourages staff members to make suggestions for innovative operational changes.

Work closely with other sections in a collaborative approach towards the needs of division and department.

Assist with the development and preparation the section's annual budget and monitor expenditures and revenues.

Prepare bid specifications and participate in the purchase of the equipment and supplies for the section.
Supervise, train, assign and evaluate assigned personnel. Review and approve employee time sheets.

Plan and review the activities of staff involved in a wide variety of public works field maintenance and repair work involving and drainage.

Ensure compliance of maintenance tasks with appropriate laws, rules and regulations.

Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding field maintenance operations.

Identify maintenance and repair needs and recommend corrective action.

Monitor the inspection of new installations and repair work; participate in the development of new systems and equipment.

Assist in developing procedures for assigned maintenance operations; provide staff assistance in preparing long range maintenance plans.

Maintain records and prepare reports of operations and maintenance activities of assigned area.

Review plans and specifications.

Arrange for and schedule appropriate equipment and materials necessary for maintenance projects.

Review the daily records of equipment, personnel, and materials used for each maintenance project; prepare and submit related reports.

Submit quotes for equipment, materials and contracted services.

Prepare requisitions and approve purchase orders.

Participate in the city's stand-by program as required; coordinate emergency and special assignments with other city departments and divisions, and with outside agencies and companies.

Plan and direct safety and training programs as required.

Assist in developing, administering and monitoring a departmental budget.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other city employees and the public using principles of good customer service.


Participate in committees or on special projects, as assigned.

Attend work or project related meetings outside of normal work schedule, when requested.

Serve as staff and provide recommendations to various city and citizen advisory boards and committees as assigned.

Serve as city representative for all local and national meetings as assigned.

Other reasonable duties as assigned by supervisor.

Typical Qualifications


Knowledge of:

Knowledge of the principles, practices materials, and operating procedures pertinent to the operation and maintenance of a major municipal Sewer and/or Stormwater Collection System.
Knowledge of the health and safety hazards and precautions associated with sewer and stormwater collections operation and maintenance.

Knowledge of the municipal budget process.

State and federal rules and regulations pertaining to stormwater collections.

Materials, methods, equipment, and tools used in public works maintenance activities.

Methods of estimating time, cost, and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.

Operation of a variety of maintenance and construction equipment.

Purchasing procedures, forms, and techniques.

Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Ability to:

Plan and organize a public works maintenance program in assigned area.

Supervise, train, evaluate and schedule the work of assigned staff.

Ability to direct, lead, motivate, influence, and guide section staff towards the accomplishment of its mission and goals as a service-oriented team.
Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences, including but not limited to section staff and management.
Ability to analyze operations and maintenance problems and develop and implement appropriate procedures for correction.
Ability to work cooperatively with others as the leader of a technical operation team.

Maintain accurate and up to date records.

Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and construction drawings.

Maintain accurate operational records and prepare routine reports.

Inspect work in progress and upon completion; identify areas needing improvement.

Respond courteously and tactfully to public inquiries and complaints.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public works construction and maintenance work, including two years of supervisory responsibility.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized training in street maintenance, drainage, or a related field.

Supplemental Information

License or Certificate

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

For the Wastewater position, possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of appointment, a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

A two additional years of supervisory experience specifically in the area stormwater collections in combination with a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Certificate may be substituted for the Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Certificate.

Intermittently walk, stand, kneel, climb, and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; work at a desk for long periods of time; work at a counter for prolonged periods of time to answer questions for the public; intermittently write or use a keyboard to communicate, and occasionally lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

Work primarily indoors in an office environment. Ability to see well enough to read, fine print on documents, and computer screens. Ability to communicate verbally with the public.

Job Category
Local Government
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