Field Operations Superintendent

Agency Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District



VSFCD Field Ops Superintendent Brochure

The Organization

Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District (District) serves the City of Vallejo and unincorporated areas of Vallejo.  The District serves a population of approximately 118,500 and is situated near major metropolitan cities such as San Francisco and the State capital of Sacramento.  The area boasts a diverse community with a wealth of history, culture, attractions, and events.  Residents enjoy a multitude of outdoor and recreational activities as well as the historic downtown and waterfront, shopping, and restaurants.

The District is committed to the community they serve.  Each year, employees spend countless hours giving back to the community through charity, education, and simply lending a hand when needed.

The Organization

The District’s mission is to provide quality wastewater and flood control services to the Vallejo community in order to protect the public’s health, safety and the environment.  The District is an independent special district created by the State of California in 1952 governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees.

The District employs approximately 91 full time employees working in Administration, Engineering, Environmental Services, Finance, Field Operations, Human Resources, Plant Operations & Maintenance, and Safety/Risk Management.

The fiscal year 2016-17 operating budget is about $33.7 million and the capital budget is $5.2 million.  The District’s fund structure is comprised of three enterprise activities: wastewater, storm water, and upper lateral program.  The District continues to be financially stable and has the necessary resources to achieve its goals.

The District encourages a culture of collaborative intra- and interdepartmental partnerships.  The development of strong relationships between all levels of staff, as well as with the District’s customers and community, is highly valued.

The current management team is a well-established group of professionals eager to enhance each other’s performance to ensure the best possible service to the community.  The Field Operations Department is looking for leadership to strengthen their service to the organization.

The Field Operations Division

The Field Operations Division plays a critical role in ensuring the proper handling of wastewater and prevention of pollution from flowing through Vallejo’s storm drains.   The primary area of responsibility is the maintenance and repair of the sanitary sewer and storm water collection systems. Field Operations will continue to focus on strategies to reduce Sanitary Sewer Overflows.

The District will be looking for new technologies, evaluating schedules, training staff and prioritizing repair and replacement activities. Field Operations will be reviewing the Sanitary Sewer Management Plan (SSMP) and updating this document as part of the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) as required by the State Water Resources Control Board. Staff recently renewed the Streambed Maintenance Agreement (Permit) with California Fish and Wildlife Department.  The District will be implementing and training staff on the new compliance requirements that come with this new permit.

The Position

Under the general direction of the District Manager, the Field Operations Superintendent is responsible for a staff of 24 employees who handle maintenance, repair, inspection and customer service.  Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, budgets and reports the activities of a work force actively engaged in the maintenance, operation and repair of District collection systems.
  • Plans, schedules and determines priorities of work in conjunction with engineering and pump station operating units.
  • Assures efficient operations and effective planning and scheduling of collection system improvements and emergency situations during storm water flooding.
  • Visits field sites to perform inspections that are considered complex.
  • Directs and coordinates installation and repair of sewers, manholes, catch basins and related structures.
  • Coordinates emergency responses, such as backups into structures, street flooding and storm runoff management.
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance such as jet cleaning, root management in mains, lateral clearing, ditch and catch basin cleaning.
  • Coordinates gathering sewer information for Engineering.
  • Confers with Engineering personnel on design problems and maintenance experiences relating to the collection systems, keeping them informed on system problems.
  • Provides for the increased efficiency of the department, planning and organizing personnel to meet immediate and future needs, reviewing staffing requirements and maximizing productivity.
  • Directs the assignment, training and evaluation of assigned personnel, including being responsible for the maintenance of safe working conditions.
  • Interprets District policies and procedures to subordinate employees and administers provisions of agreements with employee organizations.
  • Reviews, studies, develops and implements job method improvements and procedures and maintains adequate work standards.
  • Completes comparative studies to determine the economic advantages of performing certain maintenance and repair operations by District personnel and may arrange for such work with outside contractors, assuring compliance with District requirements.
  • Supervises the requisition of parts, supplies and equipment; assists in establishing the preliminary budget; directs inventory control activities for the collection system department.
  • Monitors advances in equipment, materials, tools and maintenance techniques and makes recommendations for new equipment where the purchase can be economically justified.
  • Writes and presents technical documentation to small groups.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 – 15 years of experience in sewer and storm drain maintenance, with 5 – 10 of those spent in public sector operations, especially in operation, maintenance and replacement of existing pipelines.
  • 5 – 10 years of experience in supervision and managerial experience, including building teams, mentoring and coaching, including performance management and accountability.
  • Possession of a grade IV California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Certificate at the time of employment.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license at all times as well as a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier


The salary is $11,038.35 monthly.

Annually, salaries are increased a minimum of 2% based on the CPI for April each year, 2% of which goes into an Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) fund for retirement health benefits.


The District offers a generous and competitive benefits package under the management MOU including:

  • Medical Plan: The District contracts with CalPERS health care and contributes the entire premium for employee and eligible dependents up to the premium amount of the highest cost HMO plan. Employee pays any specific plan deductibles or co-payments.
  • Dental Plan: The District pays a majority of the premium for employee and eligible dependents. Employee pays $1.00 per month.
  • Vision Plan: The District pays the full premium for employee and eligible dependents.
  • Life and AD&D Insurances: Coverage equal to $75,000 is provided at District expense.
  • Other Insurances: Employee Assistance Program. Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurances.
  • Vacation: 15-25 days depending on years of service.
  • Holidays: 10 days plus 28.5 hours of floating holidays.
  • Retirement: The District’s pension plan is administered by CalPERS. The retirement benefit depends upon membership date with CalPERS (2%@62 for new members and 2.7%@55 for classic members).
  • Social Security: The District does not participate in Social Security.

 Important Application Information

To apply for this opportunity, please visit the District’s website at or Koff & Associates’ website at to download an application.  Please submit a resume and completed application by email to  As an alternative, you can mail the completed application materials to this address:

Koff & Associates

2835 7th Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

The deadline to apply is September 7, 2016.

The Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

Koff & Associates