The Department 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 who provide service to our residents, businesses, and other City departments to improve and maintain the City's streets, sidewalks, landscaping, traffic, sewers, and water systems.
The Division 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 Position 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 $9,685 - Reference $11,622 - Maximum $13,365 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:
A strong background in street maintenance;
Team player orientation with solid managerial skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Proven problem solving skills; and
Excellent conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
HOW TO APPLY
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 Dates The application filing period begins May 17, 2018 and closes May 31, 2018 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, performance test (weighted 50%) and an oral interview (weighted 50%).
Examination components are tentatively scheduled: Performance Test: June 14, 2018 Oral Panel Interview: June 27, 2018
Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (310) 618-2915 no later than five (5) business days before the test date.
As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Additional Salary Information: See position description
About City of Torrance
The Human Resources and Civil Service staff welcome you to the City of Torrance, one of the best kept secrets of Southern California. We are a full-service city of 21 square miles, with 14 departments to serve a residential population of 147,000. During a typical day, the city more than doubles in population as workers pour into our many local businesses such as George P. Johnson, Robinson Helicopter Co. and shopping malls like Del Amo Fashion Center. We are the headquarters city for a number of major corporations including the world renown automotive companies of Honda and Toyota. Our balance of strong residential neighborhoods and vigorous commercial and industrial communities has historically provided the necessary financial support for City services.
The City offers excellent educational opportunities through the Torrance Unified School District, which is ranked above average as well as nearby El Camino Community College. Several campuses of the California State College system and great universities such as USC and UCLA are within commuting distance. Torrance has a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. The majority of our housing stock is owner occup...ied and the median home price of $340,000 reflects the care with which our neighborhoods are maintained.
Along with 1.5 miles of beach front, Torrance offers a myriad of recreational, cultural and dining experiences Strategically located seven miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport, Torrance has great freeway access to all of Los Angeles and Orange counties with such exciting Southern California recreational activities as Disneyland close at hand.