PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESMadera is looking for a collaborative Public Works Operations Director with excellent leadership skills to be part of its management team. The Public Works Operations Director is a key, at-will department head position that accepts full responsibility for the City’s Public Works activities and services, including water treatment, water distribution, sewer collection, streets maintenance, storm drainage systems, wastewater treatment, electrical systems, street lights, traffic signals, facilities maintenance, and the municipal airport.
The new Director will have the exciting opportunity to help move Madera forward in its goals of continuing excellent service and safety to our community, including the new Safe & Clean initiative; maintaining fiscal balance; shaping our culture to ensure a high performing workforce; and improving our service delivery through continued implementation of a new electronic work order system.
QUALIFICATIONSExperience/Education: 5 years of broad and extensive experience in public works or related service delivery operations, including at least 3 years in a responsible management capacity. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Business Administration, or Public Ad-ministration is required.Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class C California Drivers License.
EXAMINATION PROCESSOnly the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview. Based on recommendations from the first round of interviews, the City Manager will invite the candidates with the best qualifications and organizational fit for a second interview. Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive back-ground check, pre-employment physical, and drug screen. Final selection and appointment will be made by the City Manager, with candidate’s at-will employment agreement subject to City Council approval.
KEY DATESApplication Filing Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021Candidate Interviews, 1st Round: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
SALARYThe Public Works Operations Director is assigned to Range 508 of the City of Madera Salary Schedule. City employees are paid bi-weekly, or 26 times per year. The bi-weekly steps within this range are as follows.
Step A $4,138.49Step B $4,345.61Step C $4,563.01Step D $4,791.19Step E $5,030.62Step F $5,281.81
RETIREMENTThe City participates in the CalPERS defined benefit retirement system. Retirement formulas and contributions are as follows. The terms “Classic Member” and “New Member” are as defined by CalPERS.
Classic Members employed with the City prior to 10/20/2012 2.5% at 55 formula, single highest year final compensation Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 8%
Classic Members employed with the City on or after 10/20/2012 2% at 60 formula, average three year final compensation Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 7%
New Members employed with the City on or after 1/1/2013 2% at 62 formula, average three year final compensation Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 7%
Consistent with concession bargaining that occurred for all employees in 2011/12, miscellaneous management employees agreed to decrease their compensation by 2.375%. This can be accomplished in one of two ways: a reduction in salary or a post-tax payroll deduction towards the CalPERS Employer Contribution.
PAID LEAVEThe City offers paid vacation, sick, and administrative leave. The City also offers 11 paid 8-hour and 2 paid 4-hour holidays each year. Floating Holiday leave is available based on years of service with the City.
LIFE INSURANCEThe City provides a $50,000 life and accidental death and dismemberment policy along with $5,000 dependent life. The employee may purchase additional supplemental life insurance for himself/herself, spouse and/or dependents.
HEALTH INSURANCEThe City contributes a monthly amount for the employee to use to purchase health, dental and vision coverage. Employees may choose either Anthem or Kaiser for medical coverage. Dental is through Delta Dental and vision is pro-vided by Superior Vision. The City’s contribution covers the full premium for the Core plans, with employees having the option to “buy-up.”
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe City of Madera offers an employee assistance program for employees and dependents that provides counseling and other services for dealing with life’s challenges at no cost to the employee.
LONG TERM DISABILITYThis City-paid benefit provides up to 2/3-income protection.
DEFERRED COMPENSATIONThe City offers two 457 plans that employees may choose to participate in.
GENERAL INFORMATIONApplications may be obtained from the City’s website www.madera.gov/apply or by calling the City’s Human Resources Department at (559) 661-5401. Applications must be submitted to the City’s Human Department prior to the application deadline in-person, by mail, or by emailing to email@example.com. Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive background check, pre-employment physical, and drug screen.
The City of Madera is an equal opportunity, drug free, and affirmative action employer.