Operations Services Supervisor – Water

City of Gilroy | Gilroy, CA

Salary Range: $6,650.17-$8,305.17 monthly
Open Date: 01/22/2019
Close Date: 02/22/2019

Position Description

The City of Gilroy is currently recruiting for one full time Operations Services Supervisor in the Public Works Department, Operations Division, Water Section with a strong supervisory, results-oriented and customer service background.

Public Works designs, builds and maintains the City’s water, wastewater, storm drain, street, sidewalk, park, landscape, urban forest and related infrastructure. The department is also responsible for managing various city facilities including buildings, building systems, parking lots, shelters as well as the entire fleet for the City of Gilroy.

The Operations Division includes parks & landscape, water, streets/waste water/trees, facilities, and fleet. The Department also oversees the capital budget and operation of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority (SCRWA). SCRWA treats wastewater for the Cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill and produces recycled water for South Santa Clara County.

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Works (Operations), plans and coordinates the activities of the Water Section; supervise personnel engaged in maintenance and installation of the water system. The City of Gilroy supports cross-training in other field operation areas, therefore, may perform work in support of the Parks & Landscape Section and/or Streets/Waste Water/Trees Section as assigned.

Position Qualifications

The “ideal candidate” for this position will:

• Possess a State of California Water Distribution Certification D4 or higher at the time of application.
• Hold a Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification at the time of application.
• Have experience working for a public sector water utility.
• Have a strong ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Be results-oriented, detail-oriented and possess good time management skills to handle a variety of assignments and deadlines, including assignments and deadlines of contractors.
• Be customer service oriented and possess strong skills assisting and diffusing situations with customers some of whom may be angry or upset.
• Be a consistent, supportive, inspirational supervisor who encourages professional development and ethical conduct.
• Share, gain input, and implement ideas to continuously improve the operations of the Water Section.


1. Graduation from high school OR GED.

2. Six (6) years of experience in water system operation and maintenance, including two (2) years of supervisory experience at a lead worker level or higher.

3. Obtain or possess a Grade IV Water Distribution Certificate issued by the State of California within one year from the date of appointment. Must possess a Grade III Water Destruction Operator Certificate issued by the State of California at the time of application.

4. Subject to weekend work, work on holidays, varied shifts, and recall on a scheduled and/or emergency basis.

5. Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s). Obtain and maintain a California Class A Driver License within one year from date of hire. May be required to obtain endorsements. Must participate in the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing program, which includes submission to random drug and alcohol testing.

6. Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.

7. Pass an employment background check including a Department of Justice criminal record check for employment.

8. Prefer non-tobacco user.

How to Apply

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofgilroy
Contact Email: shirley.kim@cityofgilroy.org
Website: https://www.cityofgilroy.org/