The fundamental reason this classification exists is to supervise one Maintenance work crew involved in skilled or semi-skilled ditch maintenance and repair work. The work crew is typically composed of one Equipment Operator and five to eight Service Maintenance Workers. (The number of Service Maintenance Workers varies depending on the time of the year.) The job incumbent will be expected to physically engage in these tasks when there is a shortage of manpower or in other emergency situations. The major work duties include planning for an assignment, directing activities on a work site, performing ditch maintenance and repair, documenting project activities, and supervising a work crew. The distinguishing characteristics of this classification include responsibility for supervising work crews engaged in manual semi-skilled to skilled labor performing ditch repair and maintenance work. Incumbents work under general direction. They are generally in charge of the crew, plan and carry out assignments with considerable independence, and have some latitude in developing procedures and methods. 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. Errors made during the performance of tasks can result in safety hazards to the general public and the work crew. Supervision is received from the Street Construction Supervisor.
Two years of experience as a lead worker on a construction or maintenance crew involved in ditch maintenance and construction or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have a valid Alabama's Driver's License as needed to operate a City owned vehicle. Must be willing to work outside to include traveling over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces and working in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements. Must be willing to work some weekends during peak seasons or prior to and after special city events and work longer than normal regular hours to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.