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 Street Maintenance Division maintains over 800 miles of streets. This includes filling potholes, patching streets, repairing City parking lots, as well as assisting in larger capital improvement projects. This division also maintains storm water basins (sumps) and open ditches, as well as State highways that run through our city.
The Public Works Supervisor reports to the Street Operations Manager and supervises 18 employees. The Supervisor plans and supervises assigned programs and/or services in the Street Operations Division of the Public Works Department. Assigned programs and/or services include asphalt repairs, sump maintenance and maintenance of all roadway, alley and City of Torrance paved surfaces within the public right-of-way. Work involves planning, prioritizing and scheduling assigned programs and/or services; 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.
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 streetscape); and a high school diploma or equivalent. 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 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; Knowledge of best management practices (BMP); Knowledge of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; 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)
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. Sensory Requirements:
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.