City of Ojai
  • Ojai, CA, USA
  • 34.78
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Deferred Comp: ICMA; City matches lesser of 3% of salary or $200/month Retirement: City participates in California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Health, Dental, Vision, Disability: Participation in PERS health plans; City pays 100% employee and 80% of dependent premium up to HMO rate; City pays 100% of employee premium for dental and vision. City paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance. Holidays: 13 Holidays (2 of which are floating) Vacation: Initial 88 hours per year with subsequent additions for longevity Sick Leave: 96.0 hours per year. Life Insurance: City paid, $30,000 Life plus ADD Post-Employment Benefits Program: Employees hired after Nov. 1, 2010, who work 10 years continuously and retire from the City, will be eligible to participate in the CalPERS health plans after retirement; City pays the “Employer Minimum

The City of Ojai is now accepting applications for the Public Works Supervisor position. Under general supervision, the incumbent performs a variety of maintenance duties that include but are not limited to: coordinate, direct, and supervise the maintenance, repair, and construction of City streets and rights-of-way, traffic painting and signing, parks, grounds, landscaped areas, trees, facilities, and equipment and vehicle maintenance.

Due to the need to be able to respond to emergency situations, the Public Works Supervisor shall reside within an area in which they can report for duty to the City's Public Works Yard within 15 minutes.


HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed City employment application by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2018. Applications are accepted by online submission only. Please visit, electronic mail, photocopies, and final filing date postmarks will not be accepted. 




Exercises direct supervision over maintenance staff.




Plan, prioritize, and coordinate departmental resources to ensure program activities involved in the maintenance, repair, and construction of City owned streets, parks, grounds, buildings, and related facilities are efficiently and effectively carried out.


Direct and inspect the work of crews engaged in the patching, construction, paving, and maintenance of streets, alleys, storm drains, flood control channels, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, rights-of-way, and cemetery grounds; painting of street markings, crosswalks, safety zones, curbs and parking stalls; the maintenance, replacement, and repair of street signs and traffic control devices; and the pruning of City trees and weed control.


Schedule and supervise the work of staff engaged in maintaining parks; trimming and pruning trees and shrubs using power tools; repairing sprinkler systems; replanting and removing trees, shrubs and hedges; performing custodial tasks in the maintenance of park facilities and setting up and maintenance of athletic fields; and the application of insecticides and pesticides.


Evaluate service needs, equipment, work methods, and operations; prepare estimates and monitor maintenance and operating costs; evaluate department policies, procedures, and services to determine effectiveness; recommend changes to increase effectiveness to meet department objectives; develop comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs of parks service; establish and enforce operating and safety procedures.

Review plans and specifications of proposed construction; attend pre-construction conferences; notify affected utilities, public safety agencies, and the public regarding proposed construction activities.


Supervise building maintenance activities; make repairs and modifications to City facilities.


Oversee and plan the City's tree programs.




Estimate time and material costs; evaluate and institute changes in work methods and priorities.


Maintain records and write a variety of reports and memos on work performed, materials and equipment utilization, and vandalism; participate in administrative studies.


Make arrangements with contractors and administer service contracts for jobs not performed by City staff, such as tree removals and tree, parkway, and median maintenance; prepare bid specifications for contract services; review blueprints for park construction and renovation; design and install irrigation systems; review landscape plans submitted to the City; coordinate landscaping and maintenance work with other agencies; provide assistance with a variety of landscaping and maintenance activities.


Coordinate training and evaluate employees; initiate necessary disciplinary actions; assist in the selection of employees; schedule vacations and time off requests.


Receive inquiries and provide information regarding park activities; interpret and explain policies and procedures; respond to complaints; investigate and resolve service problems.


Implement safety in-service training to ensure compliance with safety procedures; serve as division expert on OSHA regulations.


Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for the purchase of additional supplies and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.


Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, and specifications; inspect completed projects, systems, and installations for compliance with plans and specifications as prepared.


Recommend materials, supplies, and equipment for acquisition; determine type and quantity needed.


Interface with event organizers at at scheduled public events; provide support to eventholders; respond to emergencies during events; attend pre-production meetings for various events; suggest and implement improvements to the City's event support infrastructure.


Assist and work with emergency services personnel as needed; respond to public reports of unsafe and hazardous conditions and/or illegal activities in public areas; note hazardous conditions existing within the scope of any of the public utilities and notify the appropriate agencies.

Respond to emergencies and after-hours incidents related to the City's public facilities, including City streets, public rights of way, and City facilities; direct and coordinate response and recovery activities.




Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.




 Knowledge of:


Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a streets, parks, and facilities maintenance and construction program.


Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.


Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.


Irrigation programs, park and parkway maintenance, tree trimming, and pest control.


Advantages and disadvantages of various types of turf; equipment and their application in turf and tree management.


Modern and complex principles and practices of public works program development and administration.


Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.


Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


Principles and practices of engineering and construction as applied to the field of public streets, parks, and facilities maintenance.


Equipment, materials, and methods used in construction, maintenance, cleaning, and repair of streets, curbs, sidewalks, parks and facilities.


Materials and labor costs in streets, parks, and facilities construction work.


Techniques of public relations.


Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of streets, parks, and facilities maintenance and construction.


Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:


Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.


Operate a motor vehicle safely.


Ability to:


Recommend and implement public works goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient streets, parks, and facilities maintenance and construction services.


Supervise and coordinate the work of maintenance personnel.


Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.


Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.


Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.


Read, interpret, and apply a wide variety of technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics.


Prepare and administer budgets.


Prepare clear and concise administrative reports.


Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions.


Research, collect, compile, and analyze information and data.


Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.


Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Minimum Qualifications:




Seven years of responsible streets, parks, and facilities maintenance and construction experience including three years of lead supervisory experience.




Equivalent to a high school diploma supplemented by an apprenticeship in the construction trades.


License or Certificate:


Possession of a Class B driver's license.


Depending upon assignment, possession of a playground, pesticide or herbicide certificates.


Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:


Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs.; exposure to heat, cold, noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for on-call, stand-by, and emergency calls response to the City's Public Works Yard within 15 minutes.

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