Constructibility Management, Construction Management, Project Management
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 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 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 $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
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability insurance, deferred compensation, retirement, paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid vacation leave.
Internal Number: 21065302
About City of Torrance
Torrance California, the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County, is situated in a region of Southern California known as the South Bay. This City of nearly 150,000 residents, with a peak day-time population that grows to 250,000 or more, spans an area of almost 22 square miles including 1 mile of beach.
Torrance features world-class medical and research facilities, vibrant shopping, four-star dining, as well as an intricate mix of burgeoning industrial and commercial facilities. Torrance is one of the few cities in the South Bay to feature its own municipal airport and support facilities. It is also considered to be a "headquarters" city, with major corporations such as Sunrider International, Alpinestars USA, Health-Ade Kombucha, Pelican Products, L3 Harris Technologies, RapiScan Systems, American Honda Motor Company, and Robinson Helicopter Company all calling Torrance home.