The City of Burlingame
Invites candidate applications for: Water Supervisor
Filing Date: May 21, 2012 5:00 p.m.
About the City
The City of Burlingame is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, five minutes from San Francisco International Airport and easy visiting distance to San Francisco. Convenient Bay Area-wide access is provided by near-by bridges. The developed area of the city extends from the eastern slope of the coastal range to the San Francisco Bay. Coyote Point Park at the southern City limits and the Bay Trail through Burlingame along the water’s edge provide access to water oriented and developed regional recreation opportunities, including sailing, wind surfing, swimming, children’s museum and meeting facilities.
Development on Burlingame’s bay front is dotted with first class hotels which are oriented to San Francisco Bay and provide visitors and residents alike with vacation-style opportunities. Burlingame’s village-style, kid-friendly downtown and nearby Washington Park are popular destinations on the Peninsula, easily accessible by foot, rail and car.
The City of Burlingame is a full-service, General Law City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has more than 200 employees who deliver quality municipal services to its 28,000 citizens, many of whom are active in the community. With an operating budget of $38 million, the city of Burlingame prides itself on being an “Employer of Choice” and embraces a participative approach in managing the City and the organization.
About the Public Works Department
The Public Works department consists of six divisions all under the Director of Public Works:
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Burlingame receives all of its water supply from six SFPUC turnouts. The Water division maintains the infrastructure that supplies water to over 30,000 residents within the City boundaries, including portions of the Burlingame Hills.
Under direction of the Assistant Water Superintendent, the Water Supervisor directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities and operations of the water distribution system maintenance and repair activities related to water mains and lines, wells, hydrants, reservoirs, and sprinkler systems; assists in the design of systems; implements maintenance policies and procedures; outlines, assigns, and determines work projects; ensures safe work practices; acts as the Assistant Water Superintendent in his/her absence; performs other related duties as required.
The ideal candidate will embrace the City’s emphasis on excellent customer service; will be detail- oriented and able to manage multiple tasks; will have ability to evaluate organizational effectiveness and develop procedures to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness; will value staff development and provide guidance and learning opportunities to maintain a high performance team; and will have a thorough understanding of regulatory environmental and regional challenges as well as industry trends and developments as they relate to water management.
Examples of Duties:
Day-to-day scheduling of crews and assignment in the repair and maintenance of the water system.
Inspects the installation of water facilities by contractors and city crews.
Personally assists in repair and maintenance work when necessary.
Schedules meetings and training of division staff members pertinent to the water distribution system.
Suggests improvements and/or changes in division procedures to Assistant Superintendent.
Investigates and resolves complaints as directed by the Assistant Superintendent.
Determines the need for various water system repairs, replacements and improvements.
Reads engineer diagrams and job specifications in order to complete work orders.
Performs written evaluations of division personnel.
Locates underground utilities for contractors and other utilities as required.
May respond to emergency calls outside normal hours.
Methods, materials, equipment, tools, and procedures used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water treatment systems; principles of City and water department’s organization and administration; methods and techniques of supervision; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; modern office procedures, practices, methods, and equipment, including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation; proper English, spelling, and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices (including S.B. 198 safety compliance standards).
Supervise and direct the assigned maintenance operations and activities of the Water Division in the Public Works Department; keep accurate records and prepare reports; interpret and apply laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; administer a budget and develop specifications for capital improvements; read and interpret plans and specifications; determine needs regarding labor, equipment, materials, and supplies; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a D3 Water Distribution Certificate issued by the Department of Health Services is required and a D4 is required within one year of appointment. Possession of a Back-flow Testers Certification is desirable.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Water Operations Supervisor. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of two years of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity in the repair and maintenance of a water system, and a high school diploma or equivalent.
Applicants must submit a completed City of Burlingame application along with a resume, completed supplemental questions and 10 year DMV printout (H6).
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.calopps.org
Applications are also available at City of Burlingame
Human Resources Department
501 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Or by calling (650) 558-7297
The deadline to apply for this position is May 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
All applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. Those who best meet the needs of the department and the possess the stated qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
Compensation and Benefits
The City of Burlingame offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary range for this position is currently $6,505.24 - $7,907.84 per month.
The City provides:
Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% at 55. Employees contribute 9.25%, increasing to 9.5% in 2014.
Health Insurance: Choice of CalPERS Medical plans. City pays 100% of medical premium up to $1,587.14 per month for family medical coverage. Employee contributions of 5% - 10% to begin in 2014.
City pays 100% of premium for dental and vision for employee and dependents.
Long-Term Disability Insurance plan 60% of monthly salary ($3,500 max).
Term life insurance policy in the amount of $75,000.
Vacation leave of 10 days for the first 4 years and increases with years of service.
Administrative Leave: 60 hours.
Fourteen paid holidays per year (includes 2 floating holidays).
Sick Leave: 12 days per year.
Deferred Compensation: City contributes $97.50 per month matching contribution to a choice of 457 plans.
Section 125 Flex Benefit: Un-reimbursed Medical and Dependant Care.
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