Annual salary range: $126,418 to $155,208
Application deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
The Operations Manager manages Public Work’s operations, maintenance, and repair of the City’s streets, stormwater and drainage systems, buildings and facilities, environmental and safety programs, and fleet. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs, service delivery methods, and procedures. The inventory for this position includes 54 public buildings, 800+ vehicles and pieces of equipment, 214 miles of streets, 254 miles of sewer main, 130 miles of sewer laterals, 78 miles of storm drains, 300 miles of sidewalk, 6,000+ streetlights, and a staff of over 110 employees, including direct supervision of three superintendents and a safety officer. Budget development and management experience are required.
The Corporate Yard’s ideal candidate for Operations Manager will be an effective people manager and team builder who is able to handle complex, hard-to-solve challenges in a fast-paced environment. The selected candidate will have the ability to instill efficient safety protocols and procedure in both use of equipment and field practices through his/her supervisors and have strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to develop positive working and business relationships, including with union/labor partners. Experience in implementing work order and maintenance management systems, managing budgets, contract administration, emergency and/or departmental operations centers, as well as some experience implementing programs to abate trash and debris related to homeless encampments are strongly preferred. Candidates who share the City’s environmental and social values (e.g., climate change, electrification of fleet and facilities, green infrastructure,) are ideal. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, engineering, business or public administration, or a closely related field AND four (4) years of progressively responsible experience (3 years of supervisory experience) in the management of public works field operations and maintenance is required. Additional qualifying supervisory experience or advanced related program planning may be substituted for the required education on a year-per-year basis.
Famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts, the City of Berkeley is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the west and rolling hills to the east. The City is renowned for its green space, mild weather, and world-class cultural life. International shopping districts, outstanding restaurants, cutting-edge environmental organizations, art galleries, theaters, museums, Berkeley City College and the University of California at Berkeley all add to the City’s uniquely diverse and culturally rich atmosphere.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your cover letter with resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), and a list of five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) on our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1750
For additional information, contact:
CPS HR Consulting
Recruitment Brochure: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us
City of Berkeley, California website: www.cityofberkeley.info
The City of Berkeley, California is an equal opportunity employer.