Maintenance Area Supervisor I

Recruitment #010319-MCCD02-550400

Summary Statement

The class is responsible for directing, coordinating and supervising highway, bridge and/or building maintenance operations within an assigned geographic area.

  • Supervises assistant area supervisors, equipment operators, mechanics, and/or office personnel in assigned area or in support of district-wide operations.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Directs, organizes and supervises routine, emergency and/or preventative highway and/or bridge maintenance and repair, beautification, and/or drainage projects in assigned geographic area.
  • Develops work strategies and timetables for projects/programs.
  • Assigns, monitors and evaluates the work of subordinates. Counsels and disciplines workers.
  • Prepares reports and cost estimates for use in monitoring, controlling and budgeting maintenance projects. Prepares personnel-related reports.
  • Provides technical direction and guidance to assistants and work crews.
  • Directs and supervises traffic detours and takes appropriate traffic control measures in accordance with safety and traffic standards and procedures.
  • Receives, investigates, and provides responses to complaints pertaining to a wide variety of highway maintenance, traffic, and/or drainage issues and concerns.
  • Provides information and support for the emergency response teams, law agencies, and
    other agencies in cases of natural or man-made disaster, traffic accidents, spills, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, programs and procedures.
  • Evaluates condition and/or performance of equipment and makes recommendations regarding equipment maintenance and acquisition.
  • Operates a computer to input and/or retrieve information about work orders, man hours, materials inventory, fleet inventory parts inventory and road infrastructure information for use in planning and prioritizing work orders and maintenance and repair projects.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Maintenance Area Supervisor I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in assessing or preventing roadway and right of way problems using the latest technologies for items such as concrete, asphalt, tar and chip, drainage systems, or guard rails.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting highway construction/maintenance laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  4. Knowledge of estimating highway construction/maintenance costs.

Conditions of Hire

As a condition of hire, Stand-by is required and you must be able to report to your duty station within 45 minutes to provide timely response to vehicle or operational emergencies.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.