• Full Time
  • Davis, Ca
  • $9,720.53 - $11,814.40 Monthly USD / Year

Website City of Davis

The City of Davis Public Works Department Utilities & Operations Department is responsible for maintaining the city’s infrastructure and providing essential services to the community. Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Deputy Public Works Director plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities related to facilities, electricians, streets, and stormwater. The Deputy Director will manage and oversee an approximate $4.2 million operating budget and 21 staff members. Our ideal candidate aims to support the community’s quality of life by protecting public health and the environment through sound practices, technology, and teamwork to provide dependable, responsive services, and maintain critical infrastructure.

The City of Davis is excited to hold first-round interviews will take place via Zoom the second or third week of June. The second round of interviews will take place in person tentatively during the third or fourth week of June, or early July.

Benefit Package highlights:
· 15 – 28 days of paid vacation
· 10 days of management leave
· 12 Days of Sick Leave Per Year
· 12 Recognized Holidays
· 2.5 Floating Holidays
· Parental Leave – 2 Months Paid Parental Leave Available After 1 Year of Employment

Cafeteria Plan
· $2,303.49 Per Month toward Medical/ Dental/ Vision
· Up to $500 Cash-in-lieu Per Month if Opting Out of Medical/ Dental/ Vision
· CalPERS Retirement
2.5% at 55 for Classic Members
2% at 62 for PEPRA Members
· Life Insurance
· 30k Employer Paid
· Voluntary/Supplemental Coverage Available for Purchase

Other Benefits
· Retiree Health Contribution
· 457 Plans Available
· Longevity Pay (2.5% after 10 years, additional 2.5% after 20 years)
· Bicycle and Computer Loan Programs Available (upon successful completion of probation)


Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and manages the staff and operations of multiple divisions within the Public Works Utilities and Operations Department; manages the effective use of division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible support to the Director of Public Works in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.


Receives general direction from the Public Works Director – Utilities and Operations. Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, administrative, and technical staff.


This is a management classification responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the staff, operations, and activities of multiple divisions within the Public Works Utilities and Operations Department. Incumbents are responsible for performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibilities, which include division and/or department budget administration, program evaluation, and recommendation and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, priorities, and standards related to public works administration and operations programs. Incumbents serve as a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, and operational analyses and studies. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within broad guidelines.

Examples of Typical Job Functions (Illustrative Only)
Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of multiple Divisions within the Public Works Utilities and Operations Department.

Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the division; recommends within division policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.

Participates in the development, administration, and oversight of division or departmental budgets; determines funding needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; ensures compliance with budgeted funding; tracks and verifies budget expenditures.

Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for improvement.

Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends and implements discipline and termination procedures.

Develops and manages requests for proposals and bids for professional and/or contracted services; prepares scope of work and any technical specifications; evaluates proposals and recommends award; negotiates contracts; administers contracts to ensure compliance with City specifications and service quality.

Works with the public to resolve safety concerns, and departmental operational issues.

Coordinates activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate; works with the Public Works Engineering & Transportation Department to develop Capital Improvement projects.

Oversees and participates in the review of private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommends conditions of approval.

Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of work plans; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors workflow.

Reviews and approves purchasing and financial transactions including budget adjustments, purchase orders, credit card statements, and credit card requests.

Reviews and approves staff timecards and requests for time off; performs timecard analysis; serves as department liaison with Human Resources on recruitment and selection functions, personnel issues, Workers’ Compensation claims, leaves of absence, and liability issues.

Prepares and presents staff and agenda reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; presents reports to various commissions, committees, and boards.

Conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.

Serves as a liaison for assigned functions with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; provides staff support to commissions, committees, and task forces as necessary.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in public works administration and operations; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to City needs.

Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval.

Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.

Directs the establishment and maintenance of working and official division files.

Ensures staff compliance with City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols; directs and monitors the training of crews in the proper use and safe operation of equipment and materials, and the accepted methods of performing maintenance and repair and related projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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