Public Works Superintendent

City of Colton | Colton, CA

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Posted Date 12/04/2019

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Public Works, performs a variety of duties associated with coordinating and managing staff responsible for the daily operations and maintenance activities of the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Superintendent is the management level class responsible for the administration, construction, installation, maintenance and repair of Parks, Streets, Building/facilities and city vehicles/fleet. This classification is distinguished from Supervisory classes in the Department in that this class is responsible for the implementation of the administrative, budgetary, and personnel resources allocation functions for these divisions.

Exercises direct and functional supervision over field operations including supervisors, maintenance workers, clerical and volunteer staff.

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D equivalent is required, supplemented by college level coursework in landscape and grounds management, turf management, horticulture, arboriculture, plant identification, plant diseases, pest control, soil fertility and fertilizers or a closely related field. A related Bachelor's Degree is preferred.


Experience: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in Municipal Public Works maintenance, including a minimum of two (2) years of management or supervisory experience, contract administration, budget and financial management.

  • Due to the performance of field duties, the ability to operate a City vehicle may be required; therefore, a valid California Class C Driver License and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment in the position is required.

 Additional Requirements:

  • The incumbent may be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.

Recruitment and Selection Process

The candidates with the most desired qualifications, and that best meet the city's needs will be invited to participate in the Oral Board Interview process. Candidates successful in this process will have their names certified to an eligible list. This list is valid for one (1) year. The Public Works department will use this list to fill current and future vacancies as they occur. 


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