Field Operations Manager

Field Operations Manager

City of Olathe, KS
Job Category
Engineering and Technology
Job Type
Full Time
Post Ref. Code
Salary and Benefits
$98,240 to $152,272  
Post Date

Field Operations Manager

Olathe, KS

The City of Olathe is the fourth largest city in Kansas and sits 22 miles outside of Kansas City. With a population of more than 150,000 people, Olathe is one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas.

About The City of Olathe

The City of Olathe is Future Ready, using the City's 2040 Strategic Plan as a roadmap to successfully address tomorrow's challenges in resilient, innovative, and collaborative ways. Olathe's Infrastructure Department is a national and regional leader in the delivery of innovative public works services and assets.

At the City of Olathe, we're "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service," both for our residents and our employees. It's at the Core of our Vision, Values, and Mission and is the basis of our organizational culture. We're looking for employees who share our values of integrity, learning, customer service, and more. As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, we strive to find innovative, engaged employees who are excited to help shape the future of our great City. To learn more about our Vision, Values, and Mission, as well as, our Leadership Philosophy, click here.

We are currently accepting applications for the City of Olathe's Field Operations Division Manager position within the Infrastructure Department.

Pay Range
$98,240 to $152,272

Additional Information:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Job will be posted until filled.

For more information about the City of Olathe's benefits click here.


For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

The Field Operations Manager plans, directs, leads, and oversees the operations, activities, programs, and projects of the Field Operations Division; currently including the Street Maintenance, Utility Maintenance and Parks Construction/ Infrastructure Sections of the City of Olathe’s Infrastructure Department.  Division activities include the maintenance of the City’s wastewater collection and water distribution systems, city street maintenance and snow and ice operations and the construction and maintenance of built assets within city parks. The Field Operations Manager represents the Field Operations Division as a member of the Infrastructure Department’s Management Team.

Key Responsibilities

Leads and manages the utilities, streets, and park maintenance functions for the City of Olathe.
Develops and administers Division goals, objectives, and procedures in alignment with the City’s strategic plan, mission/vision/values, and leadership philosophy.
Prioritizes relationship building, communication, collaboration and cooperation with citizens, internal/external stakeholders, and coworkers to achieve positive results and exceptional customer service. Ensures all customer service requests, public inquiries, questions or concerns are resolved in an effective, timely and courteous manner, resolves complaints in an effective and timely manner.
Monitors and evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of the field operations division utilizing City provided tools.
Provides highly responsible, professional and innovative administrative and managerial work.
Coaches/leads, motivates, develops, engages and evaluates assigned personnel.
Represents field operations functions to all internal and external stakeholders. Ensures all customer service requests are resolved; responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner, resolves complaints in an effective and timely manner.
Leads the development and ongoing management of the Field Operations Division’s annual budgets and Capital Improvements Program projects.


Experience: Five to seven years of experience in engineering or technical management experience in public works, public administration, project construction or related field is required. Requires at least 5 years administrative and/or supervisory responsibility.

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering or related field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.

Licenses & Certifications: A valid driver's license and good driving record are required.

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