Collections System Supervisor

City of Davis | Davis, CA

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Posted Date 9/06/2022

Salary: $64,729.60 - $78,686.40 Annually

To plan, coordinate, lay out the work assignments and supervise the work of a number of crews involved in the operation and maintenance of wastewater and storm sewer systems; and to provide technical staff assistance.


This is the supervisory level in the wastewater and storm sewers collection series. Positions in this class are distinguished from the Collection System Technician by the responsibility assumed for overseeing the work of the wastewater and storm sewers collection crews. Positions in this class are distinguished from the higher level classification of the Senior Wastewater Division Supervisor by the amount of hands on field work and supervision of collection crews. This position is a first line supervisor.

Receives direction from the Senior Wastewater Division Supervisor.

Exercises direct supervision over public works maintenance personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervise, train, assign and evaluate assign personnel.

Supervise, assign, and coordinate a wide variety of public works field maintenance and repair work involving the planning and layout of work, scheduling and assigning specific crew duties, review the work of assigned personnel, supervise the work of crews engaged in sanitary and storm sewer maintenance, construction, and repair work.

Supervise and may perform the more difficult work in the general operation of the city wastewater system.

Responsible for selecting materials; estimating material and labor costs for jobs assigned; ensure needed supplies, materials, and equipment are on hand; record daily labor, material, and equipment costs, and maintain work related records.

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

Ensure compliance of maintenance tasks with appropriate laws, rules and regulations.
Respond to inquiries and complaints regarding field maintenance operations.

Inspect new installations and repair work during its performance and upon its completion; participate in the development of new systems and equipment.

Assist in developing, administering and monitoring project budgets.

Identify maintenance and repair needs and recommend corrective action.

Review plans and specifications.

Participate in stand by program; coordinate emergency and special assignments with other city departments and divisions, and with outside agencies and companies.

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


Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

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

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

Operation of a variety of maintenance and construction equipment.

Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

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

Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.

Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and construction drawings.

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

Operate a variety of field maintenance equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

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:


Four years of responsible experience in public works construction and maintenance work, including significant supervisory responsibility, two years of which shall have been in wastewater collection systems maintenance.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized training in sewer collection or a related field.

License or Certificate

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

Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of appointment,   a Grade III Collection System Maintenance Technologist Certificate issued by the California Waste Environment Association.

Two additional years of supervisory experience specifically in the area of wastewater or stormwater collections in combination with a Grade II Collection System Maintenance Technologist Certificate may be substituted for the Grade III Certificate.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; observe safety rules. Intermittently, analyze system and equipment problems; identify safety hazards; locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember how to operate equipment; and explain jobs to other employees.

Intermittently, sit while driving equipment; stand and walk while performing maintenance activities; bend and twist to adjust equipment; kneel, squat and climb to review work; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; lift or carry weight of 75 pounds or less.

Work mainly outdoors with exposure to weather, temperature variations, dust, pollen, noise and hazardous materials. Must be able to work above ground on ladders or scaffolds, or in cramped or confined spaces. Exposure to wet, oily and/or slippery surfaces.

Vaccination Requirements

In accordance with the City of Davis Vaccination and Testing Policy, all City employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment and proof of vaccination will be required prior to the first day of employment.  The City will comply with legal requirements regarding consideration of medical or religious exemption requests and will conduct an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be made in the event an exemption request is approved.  Please contact Human Resources to request a copy of the policy if you have questions.   

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