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Utilities Manager


DEFINITIONUnder general direction,plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the maintenance and operation ofwater, sewer and storm, collection systems, Supervisory Control and DataAcquisition, traffic signals, street lighting, shipping and receiving, andfleet maintenance; administers budget for assigned maintenance and operationsactivities; and performs other job related work as required.This position isdesignated as un-represented for Labor Relations purposes and is consideredexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).SUPERVISION RECEIVED ANDEXERCISEDGeneraldirection is provided by the Municipal Services Director. The job incumbent is expected to work withminimal direct supervision, exercising independent judgment and initiative in anumber of complex responsible and sensitive areas. The Utilities Managersupervises skilled crafts and craft staff directly or through subordinatesupervisory staff.DISTINGUISHINGCHARACTERISTICSThis is amid-management classification responsible for the discrete sub-departmentalorganizational component(s) and programs/functions involving the management andcoordination of the City-wide utilities operations and maintenance programs andfunctions. In addition, the job incumbenthas direct responsibilities for overseeing and directing the work ofsubordinate staff. This position differsfrom other positions involved in utility operations and maintenance functionsin the broader responsibility for developing and implementing programs, systemsand procedures. Duties andresponsibilities are performed in accordance with law, ordinance, and Citypolicy.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limitedto: Plans, develops, and implements or directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities relating to utility operations and maintenance functions relating to water, sewer and storm, collection systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, traffic signals, street lighting, shipping and receiving, and fleet maintenance. Ensures Federal, State and local regulatory compliance of the Cityís potable water, wastewater, storm and sewer collection systems, fleet, street lights and traffic signals. Develops, prepares and presents technical reports to Federal, State and local regulatory agencies related to the potable water, wastewater, sewer and storm water systems, fleet, street lights and traffic signals. Prepares specialized budgets related to assigned activities; assists in budget implementation; participates in budget forecasts; administers the approved budget. Develops and administers operating and reporting procedures including training schedules. Ensures City compliance with Federal, State and local laws and codes relating to safety standards, personnel programs and construction codes. Ensures close coordination with other City departments and affected outside groups.
  • Oversees contract agreements for provision of a varietyof repair, maintenance and construction services.
  • Identifies and initiates needed capital improvementprojects; reviews capital improvement plans related to the assigned servicesand provide input regarding future maintenance activities.
  • Assists with the analysis, preparation, presentation,justification and administration of the utilities maintenance and operationbudget.
  • Assists in establishing budget guidelines; reviews andapproves unit expenditures.
  • Performs special studies and research and preparesrecommendations. Participates in recruitment and selection activities; makes recommendations for appointment of new staff; assists with staff orientation and training.
  • Meets and confers with other public agencies, contractproviders and City management personnel to resolve problems and coordinatespublic works operations and maintenance activities.
  • Provides a wide range of technical information regardingunit activities, operations, policies and procedures to representatives ofother agencies.
  • Reviews, prepares and presents reports; inspects andevaluates unit and contract operations; performs long range planning studies;reviews and makes recommendations on construction plans and specifications.
  • Supervises staff including provision of timelyperformance evaluations; recommends and implements approved discipline; selectsand trains personnel; provides staff development; maintains high standardsnecessary for efficient, professional operations.
  • Maintains a variety of technical project files andrecords. Supervises and maintains a variety of employee training and work safety activities. Prepares highly complex and technical reports; documents policies and procedures; performs research. Makes presentations before various groups, including City Council, Commissions, and professional and public meetings, as needed. Answers questions; provides information to the public; recommends corrective actions; investigates, reports, documents and resolves complaints. Builds and maintains respectful, positive working relationships with staff, supervisors, outside agencies and the public using principles of good customer service; provides effective conflict resolution, as needed. Models appropriate professional management conduct; maintains appropriate confidentiality of sensitive information; complies with and supports City policies and procedures, labor laws, and MOU provisions. Attends assigned meetings and training; interacts with outside agencies and commissions; provides leadership for teams, or committees, as needed. Assures staff works in a safe manner; follows safety requirements; monitors and assures compliance with regulations and other legal requirements. Perform related duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of: Principles and practices of municipal utility construction, maintenance and the operation of water, storm, sewer, and electrical systems. Principles and practices related to the operation and maintenance of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Methods, materials, techniques, tools, and equipment employed in municipal utility construction, operation and maintenance, and fleet management programs. Principles and practices of supervision, staff selection, training and personnel management. Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary to maintain safe work practices and environment. Federal, State and local regulations and codes relating to municipal utility construction, maintenance and operation. Principles and practices of organization and personnel management. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Safe work practices and related regulations. Principles of public speaking, conflict resolution and excellent customer service.Abilityto:
  • Plan,organize, direct and supervise the work of municipal utility maintenance andoperations staff, electrical mechanical maintenance staff, and fleetmaintenance staff.
  • Select,supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Prepare,forecast and administer a budget.
  • Interpretand apply Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Organize,direct, and coordinate the activities of a large division in a manner conduciveto full performance and high morale.
  • Delegateauthority and responsibility and schedule and program work for diverse publicworks maintenance activities.
  • Coordinatethe work of contract staff and maintenance and operations staff, otherdepartment staff and agencies concerning major construction projects andcapitol improvements programs.
  • Establishand maintain cooperative working relationships with elective officials,administration, other employees, and the general public.
  • Performjob cost analysis and estimates.
  • Prepareclear and concise reports; develop policy and procedure recommendations.
  • Readand comprehend complex laws and regulations and initiate policies andprocedures for their implementation.
  • Utilizeautomated equipment to prepare documents and maintain data related todepartment operations.
  • Makepresentations before groups and represent the City in public forums.
  • Usecomputer and needed programs effectively.
  • Organize,analyze, manage and implement a variety of programs.
  • Establishand maintain respectful, effective and cooperative working relationships withthose contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicateclearly, concisely, and effectively, orally, electronically and in writing.
  • Performrelated duties as assigned.EXPERIENCE:Six years ofincreasingly responsible municipal utility maintenance and operationsexperience, including two years of supervisory responsibilities, which wouldlead to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities of thisposition.EDUCATION & TRAINING:Equivalent toan Associateís degree from an accredited college or university with majorcoursework in business or public administration, engineering, biology,chemistry, resource management, electronics, electrical engineering, mechanicalengineering, or a closely related field.Within 36months of Appointment: Possession of a Bachelorís Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, engineering, biology, chemistry, resource management, electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE:Possession of avalid California Driverís License in the category necessary to performessential duties of the position may be required at the time ofappointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physicaldisability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.Maintenance of a valid California Driverís license and proof of automobileliability insurance thereafter is a condition of continued employment.Certificates:At Time ofAppointment: Possession of a Water Distribution Grade III Certification issued by the State of California Division of Drinking Water. Possession of a Water Treatment Grade I issued by the State of California Division of Drinking Water.Within 12months of Appointment: Possession of a Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification issued by the CA-NV Section of American Water Works Association.Within 24months of Appointment: Possession of a Water Distribution Grade IV Certification issued by the State of California Division of Drinking Water, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS:Maintain thefollowing physical abilities: See well enough to drive a vehicle; hear andspeak well enough to converse on the telephone and in person; communicateclearly without amplification; bodily mobility to move rapidly from one area toanother sometimes over rough terrain; climb stairs or ladders; use of hands andfingers to write; operate a computer keyboard and handle plans and documents;stamina to work long hours and attend night meetings several times a week.


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Human Resources
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5150
humanresources@turlock.ca.us
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