Public Works Superintendent

Hillsborough | Hillsborough, CA

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Posted Date 3/27/2020

Under general direction, performs complex supervisory and administrative work in planning, organizing, scheduling and managing public works activities. 


Incumbents in this position typically perform but are not limited to the duties noted below on a regular basis:

  • Establishes policies and procedures to improve effectiveness of day-to-day operations;
  • Assists with the selection, training, evaluation and disciplining of employees;
  • Assists with preparation and administration of operating and capital improvement program budgets;
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates programs, services, staffing, equipment and infrastructure of the Public Works Department;
  • Assists with the development or update of the water, sewer and storm drain master plans, the capital improvement program and other municipal infrastructure programs;
  • Assists with the preparation of equipment specifications for bidding processes;
  • Assists with project management for the construction of municipal public works projects;
  • Evaluates issues and options regarding municipal public works and makes recommendations to the Public Works Director;
  • Maintains regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the general public regarding department activities and services;
  • Oversees employee safety and training programs.



Completion of an associate degree in civil engineering, construction management, public administration or a closely related field, and minimum of five (5) years previous public works experience including at least two (2) years of utilities management preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Considerable knowledge of management principles, practices and methods that are employed by municipal public works agencies, City policies, laws and regulations. Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public; supervise and evaluate employees; conduct research and compile comprehensive reports.


*The salary for this position is recommended by staff - actual salary to be approved by City Council in September.



Benefits provided to the Town’s management staff include the following:

  • 2% at 60 PERS retirement benefit for Classic members, 2% at 62 benefit for New members
  • The Town offers a choice of medical plans available through CalPERS.  The Town contributes up to the Blue Shield family coverage rate.
  • $2000 per family member per year for dental
  • $375 per family member per year for vision
  • The Town contributes $75 per month towards a Retirement Health Savings Account
  • Participation in Social Security
  • 100% Town paid long-term disability insurance
  • Town-paid life insurance 
  • Ten to twenty-five days annual vacation, based on length of service
  • Twelve paid holidays per year, including one floating holiday
  • Fourteen days sick leave per year
  • 40 hours per year of administrative leave
  • Town contributions toward cell phone and wellness programs
  • Other programs include: Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending (Section 125) plan, Deferred compensation, Tuition reimbursement, credit union membership

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