The fundamental reason this
classification exists is to oversee a small crew of semiskilled and unskilled
workers and participate in maintenance/construction projects in various
departments with the City of Montgomery. The major work duties include planning
assignments, supervising a crew performing skilled and semi-skilled work, and
documenting project activities. The distinguishing characteristics of this
classification is Labor Foreman I positions are working supervisors, so they
not only perform supervisory duties they also perform duties assigned to their
subordinates. The Labor Foreman I must be familiar with all of the tasks
assigned to a crew as well as the equipment operated in order to monitor work
progress and train employees in the performance of their duties. Assignments
are received at the beginning of the shift and the foreman typically
prioritizes the assignments. Supervisors
are contacted for guidance in cases of unexpected occurrences or unanticipated
situations. Labor Foremen I are distinguished from Labor Foremen II by the
level of skill possessed by subordinates.
One year of experience as a lead
worker on a utility, construction or maintenance crew.
Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
This position require possession
of an Alabama Commercial Driver’s License as needed to drive and operate city
vehicles and equipment.
The majority of the jobs require
working outside which includes traveling over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces
and working in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to elements to
include heat, cold, rain and dust. All jobs require movement of objects
weighing from 50-70 pounds with assistance; bending or stooping repeatedly over
time; and working with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticide, insecticides,
paint, cleaning agents or similar solutions. May work some weekends during peak
seasons or prior to and after special city events. May work longer than normal
regular hours to ensure project completion in a timely manner. Some positions
require shift work
Physical ability to lift and move
objects from 50-70 pounds as needed to move materials at work site.Physical ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, climb ladder, and reach above head repeatedly for extended
periods of time as needed to complete various work tasks.