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Street Supervisor

Mid-Level Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provide first-line supervision to work crews involved in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets and storm drains and catch basins.  Organize, schedule and assign work.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervise employees in work activities that involve all aspects of maintaining streets and the transportation network. This includes: maintaining and constructing the street surfaces; street sweeping and leaf pick-up; storm drain and drainage ways; signage; parking areas and related facilities; public vegetation and tree trimming; airport; and other public grounds and facilities. In addition, this requires emergency work, snow and ice removal, traffic control, etc. Employee direction and supervision includes instruction, assigning and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions, and resolving employee complaints.

 

Instruct subordinates in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures. Observe employee activity and equipment operation for safe practices. Ensure availability and operational condition of necessary vehicles and equipment. Coordinate the delivery of materials on site, monitor effective use of personnel and equipment and the progress of work, according to plans and schedules. Order materials as necessary.

 

Ensure notification of public and other City personnel of plans and events, including placement of traffic control signage as appropriate. Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding related problems which may require 24-hour emergency response. Alert supervisor of unusual or emergency situations and recommend appropriate responses to meet problems.

 

Maintain records and prepare reports regarding work activities and material usage. Prepare work orders for billing. Provide necessary information for preparation of departmental budget process. Supervise hazardous material clean up from City streets.  Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Conduct visual inspections of work performed by private contractors relating to City streets. Draw water samples for testing against contamination from City storm drains. Arrange for removal of stoves and toilets related to City conservation programs. Clean up and dispose of dead animals in the City rights-of-way. Assist with traffic crash cleanups. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, techniques and federal and state guidelines used in the construction, maintenance and operation of a storm drain system, streets, traffic

control, grounds maintenance, and, occupational hazards and safety precautions.  Knowledge of principles of supervision and personnel practices.  Working knowledge of grade checking and survey level.  Equivalent to high school plus additional specialized training related to work activities and functions, and five years related experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Class A commercial driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Possession of Competent Person Certificate within 90 days of appointment.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Previous leadworker or supervisory experience. Previous experience within a municipal Public Works Department. Knowledge of street/asphalt construction, concrete and other public works construction techniques. Knowledge of City's storm drain system and location of various utility lines. Possession of current CPR/First Aid card and completion traffic safety control training.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Over 50% of the work period occurs outside with exposure to all weather conditions and construction worksite hazards and conditions and may be exposed to fumes, oils, chemicals, etc. while supervising/training work crews or responding to emergency situations. Position is subject to emergency call-out after normal business hours.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for over 10 seldom over 25 FTE.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Public works Superintendent.

 

 

Utility Worker III - Streets

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of public works street facilities. Respond to and correct routine street surface imperfections and storm drain facilities minor or emergency construction assignments. Operate dump truck, loader, backhoe, etc. Keep accurate work order requests and logs of work tasks accomplished. This is a fully experienced level and involves more complex assignments than those typically assigned to lower classifications in the Utility Worker series. Perform as lead worker when assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Inspect and perform routine street maintenance. Perform work involved with the construction, cleaning, maintenance and repair of City streets, sidewalks, storm drains and rights-of-way involving sweeping, resurfacing, pavement patching, crack sealing, concrete forming/finishing and removing vegetation. Laying out and the painting of paint and thermo-plastic pavement markings. Install, repair and replace various street and regulatory signs and barricades.

 

Operate hand and power tools such as pumps, compactors, saws, and other similar tools.  Operate various Public Works equipment e.g. dump truck, loader, backhoe, roller, grader, dozer, jack hammer, chain saw, paver, screed, lance torch, etc. Use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews. Install, repair and replace various street and regulatory signs and barricades, posts, etc. Perform general cleanup and minor maintenance to Public Works facilities.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education and four years experience in public works/construction environment which included the regular operation of heavy equipment, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.  Considerable knowledge of the use of vehicles, tools and equipment, practices, methods, hazards and safety precautions required performing duties. Knowledge of equipment servicing methods and techniques.  Knowledge of storm drain system design, construction and repair; asphalt preparation and related equipment; concrete forming, placing and finishing.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Class “A” Oregon Commercial Drivers License with Tanker and air brake endorsements (or ability to obtain by date of hire) and acceptable driving record. Competent Person and Flagging Certifications. Possession of valid CPR/First Aid card within six months of hire.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Confined space training

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 90 pounds.  Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 30% of the work period.  Duties require regular use of hand tools, jackhammer, chain saw, shovels, and operation of light and medium equipment. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrain on a year-round basis and may include work in trenches and other confined spaces. May also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise, pesticides and other chemicals. May require occasional overtime for emergency situations and maintenance duties.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Performs as lead worker when assigned. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Street Supervisor or Street Lead Worker in the absence of the Street Supervisor.

 

 

Utility Worker II - Streets

Laborers Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform primarily physical tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of public works street facilities.  Operate light to heavy public works equipment such as dump truck, loader, etc. This is a more fully experienced level and involves more complex assignments than those typically assigned to lower classified or entry-level positions within the Utility Worker series.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Perform work involved with the construction, cleaning, maintenance and repair of City streets, sidewalks, storm drains and rights-of-way including sweeping, resurfacing, pavement patching, crack sealing, concrete forming/finishing and removing vegetation. 

 

Install, repair and replace various street and regulatory signs, posts and barricades. Operate hand and power tools such as pumps, compactors, saws, etc. Operate various public works equipment, which may include dump truck, loader, sandblaster, jack hammer, chain saw, crack sealer, lance torch, etc. Use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews. Perform general cleanup and minor maintenance to public works facilities. May provide general clean up for vehicle crashes and may be asked to remove dead animals on city streets/rights-of-way.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.  Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Work effectively with other employees and the general public.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent plus two years experience in a public works or construction environment which included the regular operation of heavy equipment, or any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Knowledge of the use of vehicles, tools and equipment. Occupational safety hazards and precautions.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid class “A” Oregon Commercial Drivers License (with air brake and tank endorsements) and an acceptable driving record. 

 

DESIRABLE EXPERENCE: Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, and Competent Person training and Flagging Certification.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 90 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 50% of the work period.  Duties require regular use of hand tools, jackhammer, chain saw, shovels, and operation of light and medium equipment.  Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

A majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrain and may include work in trenches or other confined spaces. Duties also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise and chemicals. May require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance duties.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position.  May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Street Supervisor or designated Lead Worker.

 

 

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