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Streets Superintendent job in Carlsbad

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Organization:  City of Carlsbad
Job Category:  Transportation
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Carlsbad
Post Code:  92008
Salary and Benefits:  $84,700.00 - $116,600.00 Annually

Under general direction, to plan, direct, organize, review programs and evaluate designated operations areas as it relates to maintenance of city streets, sidewalks, storm drains, signs and street lights, and other work as assigned.

Plan, direct and administer assigned functional and operational management, administration, maintenance and/or inspection programs.

Direct maintenance, repair,  and replacement in assigned functional areas.

Respond to citizen and/or agencies or commissions complaints and inquiries.

Develop and implement goals and objectives for operations.

Administer annual budget and participate in budget preparation activities.

Ensure inspection of assigned areas to ensure work is performed to standard.

Coordinate security of functional areas.

Ensure inspection programs of functional areas to determine work programs that meet maintenance standards.

Develop, direct and monitor preventive maintenance program(s) and associated maintenance schedules.

Evaluate work schedules against performance and customer service standards.

Ensure efficient systems for procurement of supplies, materials and inventories.

Ensure materials, equipment and supplies are purchased in accordance to City and department standards, i.e. preparation of plans and specifications for contracts, agreements and purchase of equipment; requests for proposal for various projects and studies.

Prepare written reports and agenda bills as required to administer division.

Ensure maintenance of appropriate department records; prepare regular regulatory reports and correspondence; provide technical and professional support to operations and City staff.

Perform and direct contract administration.

Confer with purveyors, contractors and government agencies.

Participate in budget preparation, capital improvement projects and administration of budgets. 

Select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinates.

Ensure ongoing development of subordinates in the areas of compliance, technical, safety and supervisory training.

Conduct and represent the City at meetings and make presentations to public interest groups, City personnel and City Council.

Serve in the capacity of assigned Manager as directed.


Knowledge of:  

Keep current with federal, state and local regulations that impact assigned operation.

Materials, methods, tools and equipment used in construction, street maintenance, building maintenance and repair.

Methods, practices and equipment used in construction of streets, sidewalks, signs, stormdrains and street lights. 

Principles and practices of management including report writing techniques.

Principles and techniques of preventive maintenance.

Principles and techniques of performance measurement.

Principles of labor relations, supervision, training and performance evaluations.

Understanding of business and work order systems.

Ability to:

Manage the performance of inspection and/or skilled tasks.

Read and interpret plans and specifications, timekeeping, budgeting and work orders. 

Use computers for daily activities, i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, maintenance programs, presentation applications and electronic schedule and email.

Maintain records, logs; and prepare complex reports.

Forecast labor and other pertinent cost factors.

Supervise, train and evaluate subordinates.

Determine training and development programs and classes of subordinates.

Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with customers, the public and those contacted in the course of work including negotiating work with outside contractors.

Use computer applications to assist in performing duties.

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

Job Requirements:

Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible experience in functional area(s) including contract management, performance measures, budget management, business systems process improvement and 2+ years supervisory experience. Maintenance experience in the areas of: asphalt, concrete, stormdrain, signs, electrical (street lights), striping. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Education: Varies dependent on assigned area. College level courses and/or professional level training providing expertise in public and/or business administration, budgeting, planning, construction as well as safe work operations.

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