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Organization:  City of Willis
Job Category:  Transportation
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Texas (TX)
City:  Willis
Post Code:  77378
Salary and Benefits:  $44,553.60 - $48,062.40
01/08/2014

DEFINITION

Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of Street Division maintenance workers in the operation, maintenance, construction, and inspection of streets, alleys, storm drain systems, traffic control devices, signs, parks, and related facilities. Supervises and coordinates field crews; performs administrative duties as supervisor.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full first-line supervisor for the Street Division of the Public Works Department. This position assists the Director of Public works by managing and supervising the daily operations of the Street Division and is distinguished from the Director by the lessor extent of policy-making and other managerial responsibilities and by the greater extent of field-oriented work in the management and supervision of construction and maintenance crews.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED

Receives general direction from the Director of Public Works

Exercises general supervision over subordinate personnel; exercises immediate supervision over new, inexperienced personnel.

DUTIES

·        Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

·        Responds to citizens’ requests and complaints and ensures that appropriate action is taken as quickly as reasonably possible; 

·        Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews daily work of Street Division crew(s);

·        Assists with Street Division program development and management and confers with the Director of Public Works on maintenance operations and setting of priorities;

·        Assists in budget development and administration;

·        Assumes responsibility for and assists with a variety of personnel actions such as performance evaluations, training, selection, dismissals, transfers, and disciplinary actions;

·        Participates in the direct construction and maintenance of streets, alleys, storm drain systems, traffic control devices, signs, and parks;

·        Supervises and assists crews in the removal of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and in the preparation of subgrade, including the setting of grade in accordance with construction plans;

·        Supervises and assists crews in the excavation, backfilling, and compaction of drainage and utility ditches;

·        Supervises and assists crews in crack and chip sealing, and seal-coating of streets, alleys, and parking lots;

·        Inspects streets, alleys, and parking lots that are constructed, rehabilitated, overlaid, maintained or slurry-sealed by contract;

·        Supervises and assists crews in the preparation of the street surface, application and compaction of asphalt overlays, and the raising of utilities to grade after overlay in completed;

·        Prepares daily time cards using proper account numbers and time;

·        Reads and interprets construction plans and specifications;

·        Supervises crews in the application of herbicides and other weed control;

·        Supervises and assists crews in the construction of storm water outfalls and/or flap gates;

·        Supervises and assists crews in the cleaning of any City owned and operated storm pump stations and pulling pumps and motors for repair;

·        Operates Street Division heavy equipment and trains subordinates in the safe handling and operation of equipment;

·        Directs crews in proper coning, signage, and barricading of worksites and hazardous conditions;

·        Supervises and assists traffic crew in striping, painting of traffic lane lines, legends, curbs, and installation and maintenance of traffic control devices;

·        Supervises and assists crew in the maintenance of all street/ROW trees including trimming, removal, and planting of proper trees based upon current City Ordinance;

·        Supervises personnel in street sweeping techniques, picking up of debris and drainage ditch maintenance;

·        Evaluates street structural sections to determine maintenance requirements;

·        Evaluates parks to determine maintenance requirements;

·        Surveys City streets, alleys, parking lots, parks, and trees to determine annual preventive maintenance program;

·        Supervises and assists crew in the installation, maintenance, and repair of storm lines, catch basins, and drainage ditches;

·        Prepares clear and accurate reports of time, equipment, and materials used;

·        Prepares and conducts regular weekly safety meetings;

·        Does and/or supervises field maintenance on equipment and tools;

·        Trains personnel in the use of heavy equipment and in safety precautions;

·        Coordinates assistance of other City departments on jobs requiring heavy and light equipment;

·        Prepares necessary reports on streets maintenance work, and prepares and maintains databases and records on streets condition tracking, and maintenance forecasting, and tracks/records all maintenance performed;

·        Performs all other duties as assigned and/or required

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

·        Methods, materials, and equipment used in the general construction and maintenance of street components;

·        The most recent edition of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

·        The operation and maintenance of the City’s storm drain system(s);

·        Underground construction as it pertains to the street system;

·        Tree trimming, planting, and removal techniques;

·        Federal and State regulations governing uniform traffic control devices;

·        Principles of supervision;

·        Plans equipment replacement, develops specifications, and makes recommendations on departmental purchases;

·        Purposes and uses of a variety of equipment, power tools, and vehicles used in streets constructions and maintenance;

·        Safety principles, practices, and procedures;

Ability to:

·        Evaluate street structural sections; perform complex streets construction and maintenance tasks.

·        Train equipment operators; direct and operate heavy power driven equipment used in street construction and maintenance.

·        Supervise the work of others; schedule, supervise, and direct and review the work of field crews.

·        Estimate materials and equipment required to accomplish division projects.

·        Read and interpret plans and specifications;

·        Proceed under general direction on the construction and maintenance of streets, trees, storm drain system, signs, and traffic control devices;

·        Communicate clearly, orally and in writing;

·        Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, contractors, and other divisions and departments;

·        Use and operate personal computer, related software and peripheral equipment and write reports and memos as required;

·        Keep records accurately and neatly;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the qualifying knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the required duties of the position; A typical combination is:

Education:

Equivalent to the completion of high school;

Experience:

Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in streets and drainage maintenance or approved related field

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Possession of a Texas Class C Driver’s License with the ability to acquire a Texas Class B CDL within 6 months of hire, Texas Class B CDL preferred

*FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT





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