Deputy Director of Public Works – Environmental Services

City of San Mateo | San Mateo

Salary Range: $174,893 - $192,819 annually
Open Date: 04/28/2021
Close Date: 5/28/2021

Position Description

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Receiving general direction from the Director of Public Works, the Deputy Director of Public Works exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff and is responsible for directing and managing all programs within the Environmental Services section
including wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance; sanitary sewer and stormwater conveyance and pump system maintenance; and field maintenance for streets and traffic control
devices and equipment. This position manages four direct reports, overseeing a group of 78.
A major project that this position will oversee is the Clean Water Program, which is a joint effort between the City of San Mateo and City of Foster City/Estero Municipal Improvement District (EMID), a partial owner of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This 10-year capital infrastructure improvement program will repair, replace, and upgrade aging sewage conveyance and wastewater treatment infrastructure. The wastewater system serves approximately 170,000 residents in San Mateo, Foster City, Crystal Springs County Sanitation District, and portions of Hillsborough, Belmont, and San Mateo County. In an effort to protect the bay for a sustainable future, the Deputy Director will strive to implement the following goals as set forth in the Clean Water Program:
» Replace aging infrastructure and facilities
» Build wet weather sewer system capacity assurance to prevent
» Meet current and future regulatory requirements
» Align with the City of San Mateo and Foster City’s sustainability
For more information on the Clean Water Program visit:


Position Qualifications

» Eight years of responsible public works experience including four
years of management and supervisory experience.
» Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, environmental services or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.
License or Certificate:
» Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
» License to practice as a Professional Civil Engineer within the State of California is required.
» Possession of a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California is desirable.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE The final filing date for this position is Friday, May 21, 2021. To be considered, please submit your cover letter with resume, and a list of six professional references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues, who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of the previous department you have managed or administered. To review more information on the position, and to submit your materials visit: Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview with the consultant in late-May. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the oral board panel interviews in mid-June. An eligible list will be established from those who pass the oral board panel interviews. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list which will remain in effect for six months, unless exhausted sooner. Once placed on an eligible list, and at the time a vacancy needs to be filled, eligible candidates may be contacted to interview with the Director. Media checks will be performed on all screened candidates, and a comprehensive reference and background check will be performed on final candidates.

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