The Director of Public Services is a management position responsible for a wide variety of professional duties that manage the activities of the City’s Engineering, Public Works and Sanitation divisions. This position will serve as the City Engineer and will oversee all aspects of the City’s capital improvement program; including project planning, budgeting, securing grant funding, design, construction inspection and overall project management. In addition, this position is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the City’s infrastructure; including streets, parking lots, parks, trails and facilities. The Public Works division also provides snow removal, street lighting maintenance, local community event support, and upkeep of City vehicles and equipment. The City’s Sanitation division services approximately 10,500 properties by maintaining a sewer system with over 200 miles of sewer lines, 6000 manholes and 13 lift stations. The sewer system collects and transports the City’s wastewater to an outside Agency’s treatment plant for processing. In addition to the routine duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing long-range plans for the Public Services department based upon analysis of the needs and interests of the community, projected future demands, capacity of facilities and funding opportunities.
Former Los Angeles city councilman Mitch Englander is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 25 for his role in a public corruption scandal.
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