The City of Garden Grove is now accepting applications for:PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR(TREE MAINTENANCE & SANITATION SECTIONS)The City of Garden Grove's Public Works Department is looking for qualified applicants for the position of Public Works Supervisor. Under general direction, the Public Works Supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing, administering, and directing divisional field operations and maintenance activities.The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and construction of all municipal facilities and equipment and associated infrastructure. This includes streets, sidewalks, parks, public buildings, street trees, flood control channels, traffic signals and City-owned vehicles and equipment. Additionally, the department is responsible for the City's water system and managing trash and recycling services.The City of Garden Grove is a positive, team-oriented organization with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to its community. Garden Grove is a friendly city that is rich in diversity. If you would enjoy a busy, positive work environment and the chance to contribute to the quality of life for a whole community, this job may be the right fit for you! We anticipate two (2) vacancies due to retirements in the following Public Works divisions: (a) Tree Maintenance, and (b) Sanitation. We may use this recruitment to fill these and future Public Works Supervisor vacancies. So, apply now!This position will work a "9/80" schedule (meaning every other Friday off) with occasional changes and additional hours to accommodate needs.THE IDEAL CANDIDATEThe ideal candidate possesses experience planning and directing field operations, supervising and leading others, developing working relationships, assessing work situations to resolve problems and make appropriate decisions; is thoroughly knowledgeable in safety law and OSHA regulations; be customer service oriented, work well with others, and communicate clearly orally and in writing.
Oversee, supervise and provide managerial assistance in support of field crews in specific work sections;Plan and implement goals, objectives, and performance standards for divisional sections; act on behalf of Public Works Division Manager during absence; and make presentations to City officials, public groups and staff;Interview, select, train and evaluate the performance of employees;Direct and plan the work of employees, including determining the techniques to be used by employees;Set job performance standards for employees and ensure that standards are met; responsible for employee performance evaluations with input from foremen;Plan, review, and evaluate the work of crews engaged in a wide variety of maintenance activities; provide staff training and development; maintain a variety of records related to employee work activities;Interpret and enforce safety provisions in accordance with City procedures, County, State, Federal, OSHA and related guidelines and regulations; and oversee field safety and/or hazardous materials programs;Identify problems, obtain and analyze information to evaluate, determine and make recommendations for alternate courses of action to resolve problems;Plan and implement maintenance schedules; estimate personnel, material, and equipment requirements for section planning and budgeting;Keep detailed manual and computerized records; gather and compile data; write a variety of technical, administrative, operational and maintenance reports; perform and manage special projects; and procure supplies, equipment and facilities;Provide on-site field tasks that include performing skilled labor as needed, making field computations, investigating and troubleshooting problems, inspecting contractual work to ensure compliance, and reading and interpreting blue prints, maps and GIS system related information;Perform other related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCEFour years of experience performing duties directly related to a specific work section, including at least one year of lead or foreman experience. See "Other Requirements" section below for specific required work experience.EDUCATIONGraduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the G.E.D. exam and one year (30 semester units or equivalent) of classes reasonably related to the assigned work section, from an accredited college or university.OTHER REQUIREMENTSSPECIALIZED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES BY WORK SECTION:All Public Works Supervisors must possess at least a "Class C" California Driver's License and maintain an adequate driving history. An acceptable driving record is one that has three (3) or fewer DMV points issued within the past five (5) years, and no more than one (1) DUI within the past ten (10) years. May be required to provide official driving record prior to appointment to position. Some sections and assignments may also require a "Class A" or "Class B" Driver's License.
Tree Maintenance Section
To qualify for this work assignment, an individual must possess experience in overseeing the operation, maintenance, preservation and restoration of storm drains, flood control channels, weed abatement, catch basins, tree trimming, removals and plantings. Must be able to interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws and regulations pertaining to the City's Urban Forest Management Plan including Tree Care for Wildlife, and the State of California NPDES program. Certification as an Arborist as issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); a valid Class A driver's license; and knowledge of native trees and shrubs as it relates to the ongoing drought are highly desirable.Sanitation SectionTo qualify for this work section, an individual must possess a Grade 4 certification for Collection System Maintenance from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Technical Certification Program. In addition, the individual must possess experience in overseeing the operation, maintenance, preservation and restoration of sewers, sewer collection systems, and CCTV programs. Incumbent must keep abreast of changing Federal and State legislation and regulations.KNOWLEDGE OFAdministrative principles and techniques, including budgeting, planning, safety, staff organization, and staff development; principles and practices of assigned work sections such as water operations, water production, wastewater collection systems, water distribution; tree, park, street, right of way/parking enforcement, animal care, vehicle, and building care, maintenance and repair; Local, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations regarding water distribution, wastewater and water production activities; principles and practices of industrial safety; Operational principles and maintenance requirements related to specific assignments; Common business applications for personal computers.ABILITY TOPlan, organize, coordinate, review and evaluate the work of others; Oversee a field safety program; Effectively handle budget, personnel, administrative and operational matters; Develop and implement work standards, work policies, and operational procedures; Analyze operational and maintenance problems, information, and data, evaluate alternative courses of action, and reach sound conclusions; Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; Use tact, discretion and prudence in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff and other City officials, as well as with public agencies, the business community, and members of the public; Effectively represent the Public Works Department when dealing with others; Respond to emergencies as necessary; Commit to providing quality customer service.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Incumbents in this classification walk, stand, sit, speak clearly, hear normal voice conversation, see small details and long distances, distinguish colors and shades, drive a vehicle and use a computer and operate motorized equipment. Incumbents in some supervisory positions may climb, stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, and reach above and below shoulder level.WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Incumbents in this classification work both in an open-office environment and outdoors, work with others and independently, have direct contact with the public, and work extra hours, weekends, and/or 24 hour on-call shifts as needed. Incumbents in some supervisory positions may work below ground, in dirt, in damp or wet areas, and in various weather conditions, work around moving machinery, equipment and vehicles, sharp objects, loud noises, gases and fumes. Protective equipment for eyes, ears, head, hands and feet is required in specific work sections.
Other Important Information
HOW TO APPLYOnline applications can be completed by visiting: www.ggcity.org/hr. Questions regarding this position may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. City Hall will be closed on March 11, 25 and April 8, 2022.The deadline to apply is Monday, April 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.ONLINE APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:
a completed employment application
a completed supplemental questionnaire
applicable certificates if required by position
The job application must be completely filled out. A resume may be submitted but cannot substitute for the application or for some of the other required information. Be sure to detail any education, training or other relevant course work that would make you a particularly strong candidate.Your application will be reviewed very carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to further testing.THE SELECTION PROCESSSelection process will consist of:
Oral panel interview and writing exercise – tentatively scheduled for May 3, 2022
The City may implement COVID-safety protocols for in-person testing and interviews, including but not limited to masks and social distancing, in accordance with any laws, orders, and mandates. Candidates should not attend testing if displaying COVID-like symptoms.Candidates will be notified of the testing method. If testing is conducted virtually, candidates may require access to a computer, the internet, speakers, microphone, and video recording or conferencing capabilities. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who advance in this recruitment may be required to take a parallel version of the virtually administered exam in a proctored in-person setting in order to confirm their identity as the original test taker. Candidates who may need accommodations during the selection process must contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com at least one week prior to any test dates.Regardless of the notification preference selected when creating the application (i.e., paper or email), CANDIDATES WILL ONLY RECEIVE COMMUNICATION THROUGH EMAIL. Candidates should be diligent in checking their email and spam mail as all notices regarding their status in the current recruitment will be emailed to them.NEPOTISM POLICYThe City has adopted a Nepotism Policy that may affect the status of a candidate's application. Please refer to the Garden Grove Municipal Code 2.44.440 Nepotism Policy for more information.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Garden Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, religion, ancestry, national origin, medical condition, non-disqualifying disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, military/veteran status, or other protected class covered by appropriate law.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
Per Government Code 3100, in the event of a disaster, employees of the City of Garden Grove are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
If there are any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.