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City of Garden Grove: PW Supervisor Building Maintenance

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

The following information was provided by City of Garden Grove


$6,808.00 - $10,058.00 Monthly




12/18/2023 5:00 PM Pacific


The City of Garden Grove's Public Works Department is looking for qualified applicants for the position of Public Works Supervisor in the Building Maintenance section. Under general direction, the Public Works Supervisor is responsible for the administrative and day-to-day operations of the Building Maintenance unit, including the maintenance and upgrade of all City facilities.


The ideal candidate possesses experience planning and directing field operations, supervising and leading others, developing working relationships, assessing work situations to resolve problems and make appropriate decisions; is thoroughly knowledgeable in safety laws and OSHA regulations; is customer service oriented, works well with others, and communicates clearly verbally and in writing.


Oversee, supervise and provide managerial assistance in support of field crews.

Plan and implement goals, objectives, and performance standards for divisional sections; act on behalf of Public Works Division Manager during absence; and make presentations to City officials, public groups and staff.

Interview, select, train and evaluate the performance of employees.

Direct and plan the work of employees, including determining the techniques to be used by employees.

Set job performance standards for employees and ensure that standards are met, responsible for employee performance evaluations with input from foremen.

Plan, review, and evaluate the work of crews engaged in a wide variety of maintenance activities; provide staff training and development; maintain a variety of records related to employee work activities.

Interpret and enforce safety provisions in accordance with City procedures, County, State, Federal, OSHA and related guidelines and regulations; and oversee field safety and/or hazardous materials programs.

Identify problems, obtain and analyze information to evaluate, determine and make recommendations for alternate courses of action to resolve problems.

Plan and implement maintenance schedules; estimate personnel, material, and equipment requirements for section planning and budgeting.

Keep detailed manual and computerized records; gather and compile data; write a variety of technical, administrative, operational and maintenance reports; perform and manage special projects; and procure supplies, equipment and facilities.

Provide on-site field tasks that include performing skilled labor as needed, making field computations, investigating and troubleshooting problems, inspecting contractual work to ensure compliance, and reading and interpreting blueprints, maps and GIS system related information.

Perform other related duties as assigned.



Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the G.E.D. exam and one year (30 semester units or equivalent) of classes reasonably related to the assigned work section, from an accredited college or university.


Four years of journey-level experience in one ore more construction trades, including at least one year of lead or foreman experience is required. Experience in the maintenance and operation of class 5 multi-level professional buildings is highly desirable.


Must possess experience coordinating bid processes; working closely with architects and engineers to develop designs and specifications; managing building remodel projects; overseeing operations, maintenance, preservation, and restoration of facilities including building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Play Equipment Inspection Certification and EPA 608 certification is highly desirable.

Must possess a valid California class C California driver license and maintain an acceptable driving record. An acceptable driving record is one that has three (3) or fewer DMV points issued within the past five (5) years, and no more than one (1) DUI within the past ten (10) years.


Administrative principles and techniques, including budgeting, planning, safety, staff organization, and staff development; principles and practices of building care, maintenance and repair; Local, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations; principles and practices of industrial safety; Operational principles and maintenance requirements related to specific assignments; Common business applications for personal computers.


Plan, organize, coordinate, review and evaluate the work of others; Oversee a field safety program; Effectively handle budget, personnel, administrative and operational matters; Develop and implement work standards, work policies, and operational procedures; Analyze operational and maintenance problems, information, and data, evaluate alternative courses of action, and reach sound conclusions; Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; Use tact, discretion and prudence in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff and other City officials, as well as with public agencies, the business community, and members of the public; Effectively represent the Public Works Department when dealing with others; Respond to emergencies as necessary; Commit to providing quality customer service.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Incumbents in this classification walk, stand, sit, speak clearly, hear normal voice conversation, see small details and long distances, distinguish colors and shades, drive a vehicle and use a computer and operate motorized equipment. Incumbents in some supervisory positions may climb, stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, and reach above and below shoulder level.


The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Incumbents in this classification work both in an open-office environment and outdoors, work with others and independently, have direct contact with the public, and work extra hours, weekends, and/or 24 hour on-call shifts as needed. Incumbents in some supervisory positions may work below ground, in dirt, in damp or wet areas, and in various weather conditions, work around moving machinery, equipment and vehicles, sharp objects, loud noises, gases and fumes. Protective equipment for eyes, ears, head, hands and feet is required in specific work sections.

Other Important Information


Online applications can be completed by visiting: Questions regarding this position may be sent via email to City Hall hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The deadline to apply is Monday, December 18, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

The online application must include:

  • a completed employment application

  • a completed supplemental questionnaire

The job application must be completely filled out. A resume cannot substitute for the application or other required information. Be sure to detail any education, training or other relevant course work that would make you a particularly strong candidate.

Your application will be reviewed very carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to further testing.


The selection process may consist of:

  • Oral panel interview and writing exercise – tentatively scheduled for January 4, 2024

Candidates who may need accommodations during the selection process must contact the Human Resources Department at at least one week prior to any test dates.

Regardless of the notification preference selected, CANDIDATES WILL ONLY RECEIVE COMMUNICATION THROUGH EMAIL. Candidates should be diligent in checking their email and spam folder.

If there are any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Caitlyn Stephenson at


The City has adopted a Nepotism Policy that may affect the status of a candidate's application. Please refer to the Garden Grove Municipal Code 2.44.440 Nepotism Policy for more information.


The City of Garden Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, religion, ancestry, national origin, medical condition, non-disqualifying disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, military/veteran status, or other protected class covered by appropriate law.


Per Government Code 3100, in the event of a disaster, employees of the City of Garden Grove are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.


City of Garden Grove's Excellent Benefits for Full-time Employees!


Accrues at the following rates:

  • 80 hours upon completion of one (1) year - 10 hours per month

  • 144 hours after nine (9) years - 12 hours per month

  • 168 hours after fourteen (14) years - 14 hours per month

  • 207 hours after nineteen (19) years - 17.25 hours per month

  • 246 hours after twenty-four (24) years - 20.6 hours per month


Fourteen (14) paid holidays annually (up to 125 hours)


Management employees received forty (40) hours of administrative leave for use each calendar year beginning January 1. New employees hired July 1 and after shall be allowed to use up to twenty (20) hours during that calendar year.


Sick leave accrues at the rate of eight (8) hours with pay for each full calendar month of service.


Cafeteria Plan Spending Fund: Employees receive a monthly allowance with which to purchase medical and dental benefits for themselves and their dependents. Any unused portion of the allowance may be put into a deferred compensation plan or Flexible Reimbursement Account or taken as cash at the end of the year. The City also provides a Flexible Reimbursement Account into which employees may tax-defer funds to use to pay for childcare or to cover those health and dental care expenses (deductibles, etc.) that are not reimbursed by an insurance carrier.


Tier I - Employees hired prior to January 1, 2013, are covered by the "2.5% at 55" single highest year option of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) plan. Employees contribute eight percent (8%) of salary to PERS on a tax-deferred basis.

Tier II - Employees hired and enrolled into PERS after January 1, 2013, are covered by the "2.0% at 62" 3-year average option of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) plan. Employees contribute half the normal cost to PERS on a tax-deferred basis.


Employees may contribute to a 457(b) account up to the maximum as determined by the IRS annually. There is no City contribution.


After qualification, employees are eligible to receive compensation for the use of bilingual skills in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Korean. Employees receive $85 per pay period for verbal and written translation, and $65 for only verbal translation.


Upon completion of one (1) year of City service, an employee may receive tuition reimbursement for pre-approved completed coursework toward a college degree.



City of Garden Grove


11222 Acacia Parkway P.O. Box 3070 Garden Grove, California, 92842


(714) 741-5004


GG Job Bulletin - PW Supervisor Building Maintenance 2024-033
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