The ideal candidate will be dynamic, innovative, and able to collaborate effectively across the organizational lines. Their priority is to lead the Streets Maintenance Division and to ensure the City’s maintenance needs in the public right of way are addressed in the most safe, efficient, and customer service friendly manner possible.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in construction and maintenance practices associated with a local roadway network including asphalt, concrete, and landscaping among others. As the manager over the Urban Forestry section, the ideal candidate should also be knowledgeable in urban forestry practices and policy. Customer service and communication are key skills for the ideal candidate as the position interacts very frequently with members of the public, sometimes in contentious situations. As an experienced leader, the ideal candidate will be skilled at managing a diverse and largely unionized workforce which is responsible for maintenance of the City’s right of way, including a 24-hour on-call response operation.
Under limited direction, the Streets Manager performs responsible and complex duties in managing a major division in the Department of Transportation; plans, organizes, coordinates, reviews and directs transportation infrastructure maintenance and repair; receives and resolves complaints about services; interfaces with other City departments and outside agencies; develops division polices, procedures, goals and objectives; provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Director of Transportation.
This is a single position, division-level management classification and exists only in the Department of Transportation. The Streets Manager oversees seven distinct, related business functions: Right of Way Management, Pavement Maintenance, Contract Concrete Maintenance, In-Source Concrete Maintenance and Repair, Signs/Markings, Streetscape Maintenance, and Signals/Lighting. The joint purpose of these functions is to maintain and repair the City’s transportation infrastructure. The incumbent interfaces frequently with public officials, local agencies, other public/private organizations, contractors, and the general public. This classification is distinguished from the Director of Transportation in that the latter classification is responsible for all activities of the Department of Transportation.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Limited direction is provided by the Director of Transportation. Responsibilities include direct and indirect supervision of supervisory, professional, technical, and other subordinates.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans, organizes, and directs a program of transportation infrastructure maintenance and repair activities including street resurfacing, repairing, and patching; traffic signal and street lighting repair and maintenance; concrete repair and maintenance; signs and markings repair and maintenance; streetscapes repair and maintenance; and construction right of way coordination and management; develops, implements, and administers division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; plans and reviews street services operation budget; authorizes requisition of supplies, materials, and equipment.
- Receives, investigates, and resolves difficult and complex citizen complaints concerning transportation infrastructure maintenance and repair.
- Explains and interprets Division policies, problems, and proposals to City officials, other agencies, and the general public; coordinates activities and projects with City Departments, divisions, and outside agencies.
- Provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Director of Transportation.
- Selects, supervises, trains, coordinates, and evaluates supervisory, professional, technical, and other subordinates and evaluates, selects, and supervises professional consultants.
- Prepares and presents reports to City Council; responds to City Council questions and concerns.
- Plans, reviews, budgets and authorizes the requisition of fleet, supplies, materials and equipment associated with street services activities.
- Manages and directs the streets infrastructure maintenance planning using a variety of computer programs.
- Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
- Materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in transportation infrastructure maintenance and repair activities.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
- Principles of organization and administration, budget, and personnel management.
- Applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations.
- Geography of the City, including street layout and location.
- Project management principles.
- Basic traffic engineering principles.
- Crisis and disaster management.
- Vendor negotiations.
- Use of computers, computer applications, and software.
- Manage a major City function and organization.
- Interpret and work from sketches, layouts, and blueprints.
- Prepare plans for major projects.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and other City officials.
- Keep records and write reports.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Select, supervise, train, and evaluate supervisory, professional, and technical subordinates.
- Interpret rules, laws, codes and regulations.
- Use computers, computer applications, and software.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Five years of increasingly responsible public agency supervisory and administrative experience including street systems maintenance and repair.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, business or public administration, or a closely related field.
Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job # 001883-20-PW on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.