Field Services Manager

City of Pico Rivera | Pico Rivera, CA

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Posted Date 3/08/2020

The City of Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live and work in the City.  The City boasts a population in excess of 63,000.  Within the City's nine square miles, more than 120 developed acres are devoted to recreational facilities for the enjoyment of the community, including 100 acres of local parks.  The City looks forward to the next 50 years with several recent and pending projects helping to ensure that Pico Rivera continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.

The City of Pico Rivera strives to support and enhance a high quality of life for the residents, businesses and visitors by providing well planned, environmentally sensitive, cost effective infrastructure and services to promote public health, personal safety and transportation. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents through responsive, efficient, and effective delivery of services to every neighborhood and by reflecting a can-do attitude with our customers and stakeholders.

The Public Works Department is responsible for the engineering, permitting, maintenance and operation of the City's infrastructure, including: streets, sidewalks, roadway medians, alleys, public parking lots, traffic signals, etc. The Department also manages maintenance and public service programs such as graffiti abatement, tree trimming, street sweeping, trash and recycling services, parks and street maintenance, and utilities and facilities maintenance.  In addition, the Department Manages a comprehensive capital improvement program that provides roadway rehabilitation, signal coordination, trail construction, etc.

This position will plan, organize and manage a variety of programs and activities in the Public Works Department under the general direction of the Public Works Director.  This position will be stationed at the City Maintenance Yard and will oversee the maintenance of streets, facilities, parks, and fleet.

Employees may be assigned to the appropriate zone based upon the range and difficulty of job functions that are performed, their demonstrated qualification, and organizational needs, as assessed by management.

Minimum qualifications must be met for placement in Zone A ($7,106- $8,171- monthly)
Advanced qualifications must be met for placement in Zone B ($8,172- $9,399- monthly)

City Hall is open Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 5:30PM. Employees work a 4/10 schedule.  Schedule for this position will be Monday through Thursday, 6:00AM - 4:30AM (schedule may change based on the needs of the department).  This position could also be required to work non-traditional hours including nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays for emergency response.


Essential Duties


The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the following essential functions:
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff and enforce policies and procedures. 
  • Develop division or departmental goals, objectives, and policies, and the establishment of division and program procedures.
  • Plan, organize and manage one or more service programs and/or a major division.
  • Evaluate operational effectiveness, and resource utilization and make or implement adjustments by using auditing and systems control procedures.
  • Evaluate service and equipment needs with available service vendors/products; write or review bid specifications; monitor contractor/equipment performance; inspect work in progress to ensure compliance with City specifications.
  • Monitor work completed in response to concerns from the City Council and City Manager.
  • Analyze and make recommendations concerning capital improvement expenditures affecting specific programs and service areas.    
  • Perform analyses, collect data, prepare reports, and make presentations to senior management, and occasionally to committees, commissions, and other bodies. 
  • Administer Hazardous Materials Management Program, including containment, handling, monitoring, and disposal of toxic substances and hazardous materials; review or prepare various plans, reports, and communications to ensure compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Manage the inventory control program, including the requisition of supplies and materials.
  • Provide budgetary and cost estimates to senior management for various programs and services.
  • Represent the City in the community and at professional meetings.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:
Zone A and B 

  • Customer service techniques; safety procedures and practices; pertinent laws and regulations; communication and public relations practices; statutory reporting requirements at a more complex level; time management methods; conflict resolution techniques; supervisory techniques; leadership techniques; work organization planning methods; theories and principles of occupational disciplines; budget preparation, accounting and auditing procedures; management theories.
  • Functions, practices and techniques of public administration; principles and practices of planning, organization, management, supervision, review, purchasing, and research techniques; major federal, state, and local government organization and laws related to functional area(s); occupational hazards and standard safety procedures necessary in the work.
  • May be required to handle complex field investigations; general inspection and enforcement requirements; professional standards.

Zone B

  • Knowledge of department work plan is required.  Proficiency in specialized software program is desired.


  • Proper use of a personal computer/laptop/mobile device and other technologies; perform mathematical computations with ease.
  • Operate a vehicle and equipment safely.

Ability to: 

  • Review organizational and administrative problems, and recommend and implement an effective course of action; manage, supervise, train and evaluate staff members; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; effectively supervise subordinates; foster a teamwork environment; properly explain, interpret, analyze, modify and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; respond effectively in emergency situation; conduct studies, prepare reports and estimate project costs.
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks; analyze and solve problems; research and interpret data; interpret laws and regulations; interpret standards and practices; demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; use conflict resolution techniques; tracking and writing techniques; give effective oral and public presentations; follow oral and written instructions; work with minimal supervision; project, records, and time management; initiate and complete performance evaluations; write agenda staff reports; comply with required regulations.
  • Delegate tasks and manage projects; maintain confidentiality of non-public records; interview and hire employees; demonstrate effective leadership skills; recommend and implement disciplinary action; manage capital improvement projects; plan, direct organize and control department activities. 
  • May be required to interpret plans and specifications; assist with budget preparation; represent the City at functions; establish positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.


Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; college coursework/extension classes; supervisory and managerial training.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Five years or more of comparable managerial experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.


For Zone A:  Five (5) years of increasingly responsible local government administrative experience; five (5) years of public contact experience; three (3) years of contract management experience; two (2) years of supervisory experience; one (1) year of budget/policy experience; leadership experience.

For Zone B:  Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible local government administrative experience; seven (7) years of public contact experience; four (4) years of contract management experience; four (4) years of supervisory experience; two (2) year of budget/policy experience; leadership experience.  Government board experience is desired.  


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands or arms. The employee occasionally walks and stands and lifts and moves records and documents weighing 20 pounds or less.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret data and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new skills or information; perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks; work under changing and intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with City officials, media, citizens groups, employees and others encountered in the course of work.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet.


Licenses and Certifications


  • A valid Class C  California Driver's license throughout the course of employment is required.  
  • Vocational and professional certifications are desired.
TESTING:   Written Exam: Qualifying;          Oral Interview: 100%

Candidates must pass a written examination with a minimum passing score of 70% in order to proceed to the oral interview. Depending on the number of successful candidates, the City may consider only the top-ranking candidates for the oral interviews.

Veteran's credit will amount to 10 points to be added to the interview score. Proof of honorable discharge must be submitted with the application materials in order to be eligible for veteran's credit. Veteran's who wish to utilize this credit must have served on a full-time basis (not reserve or auxiliary) in the armed forces for a minimum of six months (180 days).

A completed City application must be submitted on-line by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020.

A fully completed City application and supplemental questionnaire will be rated for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job.  The best-qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. This is a competitive process; therefore, be thorough in your responses. All statements made on the application are subject to verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the Eligibility List, or discharge from employment.

This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority and is classified as at-will.  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Candidate(s) selected for hire will be subject to background and reference checks and will be required to satisfactorily complete a post-offer physical examination including a drug screen at the City's expense.
For information regarding this recruitment, please email
The City of Pico Rivera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability.


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