Known for its spectacular location and natural beauty, neighborhood atmosphere, services available to residents, open space, and adjacency to destinations throughout Southern California, the City of Westlake Village (approximately 8,200 population) is one of the most desirable communities to live, work, and recreate in, in California. As a City that is also known for professional and exemplary management, collaborative teamwork, and a family oriented atmosphere that values a work/life balance in support of fostering productivity and innovation, the City is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, forward-thinking and customer service focused individual to serve as Public Services Inspector.
As the “City in the country,” Westlake Village has a special small-town charm. Characteristic phrases that define and distinguish Westlake Village include: great place to raise a family; wonderful balance between the residential, commercial, and business sectors; incredibly beautiful physical amenities such as wide boulevards, richly landscaped parkways and medians; excellent schools; quality living; neighborliness; safe, quiet neighborhoods; and a strong sense of community pride, civic responsibility, and identity. As such, residents and businesses alike enjoy and appreciate, and the City staff team take pride in providing, an extraordinarily high level of customer service, quality city services, and city responsiveness.
The City is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Public Services Inspector who has the ability to develop and maintain positive and ongoing relationships and interactions with the public, City staff, consultants, nonprofit organizations and businesses; the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner; and the appropriate skills in managing multiple projects and activities at the same time. The ideal individual should be results-oriented, possess a great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, and work efficiently.
The position will work under the supervision of the Public Works Manager to assist with preparing and analyzing annual budgets related to the landscape districts and landscape maintenance of City properties, administers landscape maintenance contracts and professional service agreements for City parks, public works, weed clearance for fuel reduction, and City street tree management; inspects and assists with contract compliance and quality assurance for improvements within the City's rightofway, including park and landscape improvement projects; assigns, coordinates and supervises the work of personnel engaged in the care and maintenance of park and street planting areas and inspection of public right-of-way improvements; inspects park facilities, playgrounds, and other public facilities to insure proper care and maintenance. Reads and interprets landscape and public work plans and oversees the installation of irrigation, plant material, and street improvements in accordance with the plans and specifications; may perform general maintenance upkeep of City buildings as required on an emergency basis; keeps records and prepares reports. Investigates and responds to citizen complaints, problems or inquiries and assists with coordinating a resolution. Performs other related duties as required.
Education: A high school diploma, or G. E. D. equivalent in combination with three years of related experience in landscape management and/or inspection experience of public works improvements.
Experience: Combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.
Licenses/Certificates: A valid California driver's license; possession or ability to obtain a California NPSI (National Playground Safety Inspector) certification.