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File #: 19-390    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/25/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Title: Action to Revise Job Specifications for Fire Chief and Street Superintendent
Attachments: 1. Revised Job Description - Fire Chief, 2. Revised Job Description - Street Superintendent
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action to Revise Job Specifications for Fire Chief and Street Superintendent

Report
BACKGROUND
The Fire Chief and Street Superintendent positions are management positions in the City's Unclassified service and the incumbents serve at the discretion of the City Manager in an "at will" basis. Section 6 of the Personnel and Salary Resolution requires City Council approval of revised job specifications.

DISCUSSION
The Fire Chief and Street Superintendent job specifications were last updated in 2004 and 2009 respectively. The Human Resources reviewed and updated the job specifications to more accurately reflect the duties and required qualifications of each position. Following staff's update, the revised class specifications were provided to the bargaining unit (Unit 9 and 9B) representatives for further review. A summary of key revisions to each job specification is summarized below.

Fire Chief
This management position is responsible for the efficient operation of the Fire Department. The position requires a demonstrated ability to work very effectively with employees at all levels of the department, represented labor groups in the Department; with customers, business community, professionals, managers, the City's executive management team and all City Departments and elected officials from the City and other agencies.

The key change to this job specification includes the elimination of the residency requirement and revision to mandate a valid California Class C driver's license for the duration of employment (Attachment 1). This action brings the Fire Chief residency requirements in line with the rest of the fire management staff (Unit 9B).

Street Superintendent
This is a management position in the Unclassified service, responsible for administering and supervising the Street, Storm Drain, Traffic, Solid Waste, Tree and Landscape Maintenance divisions of the Public Works Department.

Staff recommends updating the classif...

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