Public Works Manager

City of Visalia | Visalia, CA

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Posted Date 1/12/2023

The City of Visalia is recruiting for a Public Works Manager to oversee the City's wastewater functions. Please click here for the recruitment announcement.

The City of Visalia's Public Works Department serves the Public and other City Departments by providing Solid Waste and Recycling Services, Streets Maintenance, Traffic Maintenance, Fleet Management, Water Collection and Treatment.  With over 150 employees, the Public Works Department is one of the largest departments within the City.  Each Division is responsible for the development and implementation of services provided to or for the Public. The staff is committed to customer service, safety, and providing high-quality services to other City Departments and the Public.
The City of Visalia's Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is housed within the Waste Water Division of the Public Works Department and serves the community through collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater.  The WRF is designed to provide treatment and disinfection for up to 22.0 million gallons of wastewater per day (mgd).  

The City is seeking a Public Works Manager to lead various divisions within the Public Works Department including the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) (Operation and Maintenance), Sewer and Stormwater Collections, and Pretreatment.  The Public Works Manager will be responsible for managing these respective areas as well as lead the Capital Improvement Projects for the Division.  The position is responsible for numerous complex projects and contracts as well as supervising various levels of city staff.
The Wastewater Public Works Manager is responsible for reliable and effective collection, treatment, and disposal of waste waters within the City of Visalia.  The operation services more than 37,000 residential customers and over 3,000 business customers within the City of Visalia through an enterprise fund.  The selected Manager will be responsible for functions at the WRF as well as collection and pretreatment and ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulations.  Other responsibilities include CIP management and delivery, City Council presentations and public assistance.

The ideal candidate for this management position will be someone seeking a meaningful career who is excited to be part of a team impacting quality of life elements in a thriving community.  The ideal candidate will possess a high level of professionalism, sound knowledge of management principles, and a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering exceptional customer service.   This position requires excellent judgement, responsiveness, integrity, and organizational skills.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative, self-driven individual, who is flexible and willing to take on new challenges, and has the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors, support staff, and outside stakeholders.  Knowledge in municipal work such as capital projects, procurement methods, state and federal requirements, and local government policy and procedures is highly desirable.
The Public Works Department is looking for an effective leader who demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations and look at alternative methods of delivering service, a desire to positively impact the community, and work cooperatively to provide quality customer service.  It is critical for the new Manager to establish, build, and maintain strong and effective working relationships with the community, City Management, other City departments and their direct reports.  Practical and technical knowledge is desired, along with a strong aptitude for learning new roles and responsibilities, adapting to changing conditions, and leading a team covering various areas of responsibility.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and abilities would be: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor 's degree in Business or Public Administration or related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in the management of wastewater maintenance and/or operations, or related managerial experience. 
  • Knowledge in municipal work such as capital projects, procurement methods, state and federal requirements, and local government policy and procedures is highly desirable.
  • Possession of a State of California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade V and Wastewater Treatment Plant experience are desirable.

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Application and supplemental materials will be evaluated and applicants who appear to be most qualified will be invited to participate in a job related interview and/or examination process. Successful candidates may be required to pass a background, physical examination, and/or drug screen.

The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:
Monthly Salary: $8,665-$10,894
CalPERS retirement program
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more...

Review the Benefits tab for more information.

If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 141,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities.  Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.
As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living.  The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.
Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare's latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward.  Come discover all Visalia has to offer!

The City of Visalia is an equal opportunity employer.   

Salary8665.00 - 10894.00 Month
Job Category
Local Government
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