Placer County

Road District Supervisor (#13204)

$30.27-$37.81 Hourly / $5,246.80-$6,553.73 Monthly / $62,961.60-$78,644.80 Yearly


DEFINITION

To plan, organize, direct and supervise road construction and maintenance operations within the Roads Division; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and are responsible for a program area within a work unit or department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from Senior Road District Supervisor or Senior Road District Supervisor-Tahoe.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned maintenance and technical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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

  • Participate in and perform complex and difficult road construction, maintenance and repair activities, including operation of heavy equipment and inspection of County streets and roads.
  • Recommend and implement Section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for road construction, maintenance and repair; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop and oversee the work of staff involved in road construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel, supplies, materials and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience similar to those of a Senior Equipment Operator in Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college course work in heavy equipment maintenance and operation, construction technology or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid Class B driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements.  Hazardous materials endorsement may be required depending upon the position. 
  • May need to possess a valid Class A driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements as required depending upon the position.
  • Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of operation and routine maintenance of moderately heavy and heavy road and construction equipment.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in road construction, maintenance and repair.
  • General construction standards and practices as applied to road maintenance.
  • Vehicle codes and safety practices relevant to operating heavy vehicles and equipment.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, direct and participate in road construction, maintenance and repair operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand road construction, maintenance and repair operations and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location; remember street-road names and general geographic areas.
  • Intermittently, sit while completing forms or reports or operating a piece of equipment; stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist and reach when operating equipment controls or installing parts or digging, clearing and spreading; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Perform complex and difficult road construction, maintenance and repair duties requiring a high level of skill and judgement such as operating heavy equipment within close tolerances and judging distances in ground levels and grade stakes; read and understand blue prints/blue lines and engineering design notes.
  • Work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

CLASS: 13204; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 4/1/2008;