The City of Torrance is recruiting for a Street Operations Manager to be a part of the Public Works Team!
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 that 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 and over 500 miles of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Public Works also maintains storm water basins (sumps) and open ditches. This includes filling potholes, patching streets, repairing City parking lots, as well as assisting in larger capital improvement projects. We also maintain State highways that run through our city.
The Street Operations Manager reports directly to the Deputy Public Works Director - Operations. The manager is responsible for a staff of 41 and a division budget of approximately $6,000,000 with 3 supervisors reporting directly to this position. The functions of this division include: Maintenance of Roadways, Storm Water Retention Basins (Sumps), Concrete Sidewalks, Traffic Signals, Street Signs and Traffic Paint.
Monthly Salary Range
Minimum $11,012 - Reference $13,214 - Maximum $15,196
Appointments are typically made between the minimum an d the reference point of the range, depending on qualifications. This position is on a merit pay plan which is based on performance. During the first year of employment, meritorious work may be recognized with a special wage adjustment up to a maximum of 10% outside of the merit pool upon approval by the City Manager.
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is: An Associate's degree with a concentration in public works construction management, public or business administration or a related field and seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in road maintenance work and/or traffic and lighting controls which includes at least two (2) years of management or supervisory experience. Note: Education or experience may be used as a primary qualifier.
Must possess and maintain an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
In addition to the qualifications above, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:
Current management experience (within last 12 months) in public works operations which includes the areas of asphalt, concrete, and traffic and lighting;
Experience in writing and presenting City Council items;
Demonstrated experience in contract management and purchase orders;
Experience in assessing, developing and managing daily operational productivity goals;
Effective strategic management skills and staff development skills;
Team player oriented;
Strong written, oral communication, and presentation skills;
Excellent conflict resolution and interpersonal skills; and
Proven problem resolution skills
HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS
Interested candidates are required to complete an on-line application, supplemental questionnaire and a resume that clearly demonstrates that qualifications have been met. Resumes must include start and end dates reported by month and year for each position held.Key DatesThe application filing period begins June 29, 2021 and closes July 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Only those candidates who best meet the Department's and City's requirements will be invited to participate in the examination process.The examination will consist of a qualifying Application Review and an Oral Interview (weighted 100%). Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled for August 5, 2021.