Assistant Director of Operations

City of Pleasanton | Operations Services Department, 3333 Busch Rd Pleasanton CA 94566

Salary Range: $149,916 Annually
Open Date: 04/20/2018
Close Date: 05/21/2018

Position Description

The Assistant Director – oversees the Business Services Division and the Environmental Services Divisions. The Assistant Director will be responsible for personnel management and recruitment, utility billings, budget process for general and enterprise funds, procurement and contract oversight, department communications and training, special projects, environmental compliance as well as serving as Acting Director in the Director’s absence. In reporting to the Director, the new Assistant will be a progressive and exceptional leader, an excellent administrator with a strong operational budget background, and a collaborative partner that works effectively within the City and with all constituencies. A leadership style that is action oriented and focused on positive results and accountability is expected in this role.
Among the operational priorities for this position is the need to develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, work plans, reporting methodology and policies and procedures. Ability to effectively manage the delivery of multiple projects on schedule and budget. Customer service is a critical component to this role. The need is to deliver top notch and responsive services that create and foster positive community and internal support for the operation. The Assistant is expected to serve as a role model who embodies the City’s and Department’s values, and commitment to efficient service delivery and engages the entire organization towards this sense of mission.
Problem solving and self-organizational skills, and the ability to adapt and address multiple and sometimes changing priorities are essential attributes for the new Assistant. A positive interpersonal style with the ability to develop and maintain positive work relationships with all city employees and with the community is an additional priority area for this role. The successful candidate will serve as a mentor and personnel manager with a demonstrated ability to train and develop internal talent at the department.

Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have five years of progressively responsible management experience with public works maintenance and operations, communications, or human resources. In addition, the individual will also have knowledge of OSHA to ensure compliance training requirements are met. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field is desired.

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this desirable career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal on our website at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place.) Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez Avery Associates 31⁄2 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Suite A LosGatos,CA 95030 E-mail:
Contact Email: or Bill Lopez at 408.888.4099 or by email: