The Department The Public Works Department is a dynamic organization that readily adapts to the needs of the Torrance Community in providing quality and reliable service to the public. The department is made up of over 200 employees within five distinct divisions who provide service to our residents, businesses, and other City departments to improve and maintain the City's streets, sidewalks, landscaping, traffic, sewers, waste collection, and water systems.
The Concrete Division maintains over 500 miles of sidewalks, curb and gutter lane miles throughout the City of Torrance. The Division is responsible for repairing, replacing and maintaining concrete surfaces including sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
The Public Works Supervisor reports to the Street Operations Manager and supervises 10 employees. The Supervisor plans and supervises assigned programs and/or services in the Concrete Division of the Public Works Department. Assigned programs and/or services include maintenance of sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Work involves interactions with residents and response to public requests on planning, prioritizing and scheduling assigned programs and/or services, including scheduling delivery of materials; supervising, evaluating and training work crews engaged in daily operations; reviewing and approving completed activity; obtaining, allocating and maximizing resources; and preparing and maintaining operational and administrative records. The incumbent will work closely with the engineering division of Public Works on Capital Improvement projects.
Education and Experience
Three years of progressively responsible experience with at least two of the three years directly related to the assigned area of operation (i.e., sanitation, operations, or landscape); and a high school diploma or equivalent. For this recruitment, the assigned area of operation is concrete. Formal technical training in a relevant field is preferred.
Licenses and/or Certificates
Requires a valid California commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements.
Coursework or certifications in Public Works management is highly desirable. Coursework or certifications in supervision is highly desirable.
In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate will possess: Strong customer service skills Strong organizational skills and self-motivation; Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies; Knowledge of street construction, specifically concrete work; Knowledge of best management practices (BMP); Knowledge of traffic control, including delineation; Ability to multi-task and prioritize work; Public Sector experience; and Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS
Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. A resume detailed your work experience is highly recommended.
The application filing period opens Monday, February 4, 2019 and closes Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.
Only those candidates who best meet the City and Department's needs will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of the following components: Written Exam: 60% (Tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, March 19, 2019)
Oral Interview: 40% (Tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, April 9, 2019)
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort in sedentary work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials up to 60 pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and distinguish colors or shades of colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and distinguish sounds. Some tasks require visual perception and distinction. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Environmental Factors: Some tasks may risk exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, and traffic hazards. Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (310) 618-2915 no later than five (5) business days before the test date. As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.