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Public Works Maintenance Supervisor


To plan, organize, and supervise the day to day maintenance and repair of streets, parks, landscaped assessment areas, playground areas, storm basins, street medians, right-of-ways, buildings and grounds; and supervise the work crews of the Parks, Streets, and Public Works Maintenance Division.

This classification is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime and call-back assignments.


This is a supervisory level position. The incumbent in this position will be required to use considerable independent judgment and initiative, as well as assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel.


General direction is provided by the Parks, Streets and Public Facilities Superintendent. Supervision is exercised over crew supervisors and other personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide day to day organization, direction and supervision of skilled and semi-skilled personnel in the repair and maintenance of streets, parks, park facilities, landscaped areas, government buildings and drainage facilities including such activities as street resurfacing, repainting and patching, street cleaning, storm drain maintenance, tree trimming, street and sign painting, mowing, edging, irrigation repairs, building repairs and janitorial duties.
  • Determine type and quantity of material required for landscape or facility repair or installation projects and utilize established procedures to make necessary purchases.
  • Assist in the evaluations of subordinate maintenance staff.
  • Maintain a variety of records and reports such as personnel reports, work project reports, spraying reports and payroll reports.
  • Participate in the maintenance and repair of streets and operate a variety of maintenance equipment.
  • Investigate complaints and recommend corrective actions as necessary to resolve complaints, explaining programs and policies.
  • Inspect the work of crews while in progress and provide advice and assistance to subordinate maintenance personnel.
  • Assist in preparing the division budgets.
  • Ensure compliance to established safety rules and performance of duties rules and procedures in the operation of equipment.
  • Supervise and train subordinates.
  • Assist in the preparation of specifications for the purchase of equipment and tools.
  • Estimate labor and material costs, review plans and assist in the specifications for bid packages and service contracts.
  • Direct and supervise the preparation and application of chemicals for the control and eradication of plant and lawn pests and diseases.
  • Monitor special programs and service contracts.


Knowledge of:

  • Materials, methods, techniques and equipment used in the construction, operation, installation and maintenance of streets, parks, trees and buildings facilities and repair activities.
  • Safe construction and maintenance practices and procedures required in performing and directing assignments in Streets, Parks and Buildings and Grounds maintenance activities.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer relations.
  • Basic computer skills; word processing, spreadsheets, and computerized maintenance managements systems.
  • Backflow and cross connections principles and operations of backflow devices.
  • Procedures and techniques used in horticulture.
  • Plant pests and diseases and methods for their control and eradication.
  • Methods and practices used in the supervision and training of personnel and evaluations.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Plumbing, electrical, cement work, basic carpentry and hydraulics related to the installation of irrigation systems.
  • Principles of supervision.

Ability to:

  • Effectively direct maintenance personnel in the performance of streets, parks, buildings and grounds and facility development, repair and upkeep tasks.
  • Estimate labor and material requirements and implement decisions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Use computerized tracking of labor, parts, equipment and maintenance costs.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Identify problems and supervise their correction.
  • Establish and effectively maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
  • Respond effectively to emergency situations as they arise.
  • Supervise and train subordinates.
  • Develop and maintain necessary written records, logs, schedules and reports.
  • Administer a Division budget.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Four years experience performing increasingly responsible assignments equivalent to those performed by a Senior Maintenance Worker, Team Leader, or Public Works Maintenance Assistant Supervisor.


Equivalent to the possession of an Associateís Degree with some coursework in construction, facilities, ornamental horticulture management, business or related fields within four years of appointment. (Must have a minimum of 30 college semester units at the time of appointment and obtain a total of 60 semester units within four years of appointment.)

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for year basis.



Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class B Driverís License and proof of automobile liability insurance at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Must possess three of the following certifications within twenty-four (24) months of appointment and maintain certificates in current status.

  • Pesticide Applicatorís Certificate
  • Playground Safety Certificate
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • Signs II and Pavement Markings II certificates or Risk Management Association approved equivalents (both are required, and will count as one of the three required certifications)
  • Possession of a Hazardous Materials First Responder, Awareness Level (FRA) Certification


Possession of an Associateís Degree in a related field.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read and write, view computer screens, make observations. Use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, answering telephones, operating hand and power tools, driving vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person assisting customers; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time and to operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy, manual labor for extended periods, able to work at elevated heights for extended periods, able to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Relations
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5150
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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