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Public Works Streets Supervisor

Performs semi-skilled and skilled work leading a staff assigned to the care and maintenance of streets, sidewalks and storm drain maintenance operations within the Public Works Department; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to street and storm drain maintenance; and provides technical assistance to the Department director, and performing special projects as assigned. 

Work includes inspection of streets, sidewalks, and storm water facilities to identify needs, planning preventative maintenance activities, improvements, restorations and overall daily services; ordering project supplies and tracking budget; planning and assigning work and tracking work; participation in the hiring process and ensuring training and orientation; providing performance coaching and evaluation and ensuring availability of equipment, tools and supplies. Work requires public contact in answering complaints resolving problems, and handling requests for service from citizens and other agencies

Provides leadership and management to a team performing tasks related to the maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks and stormwater facilities, including work assignments, on the job training, quality control and performance coaching. The employee serves as team leader participating in the work of the team and assuring work is completed safely and according to departmental standards. The employee also operates various equipment, assists the team in daily activities, and performs special projects as assigned. Work also includes completing appropriate documents, providing input into hiring decisions, coaching, and training new employees and implementing disciplinary actions.

Work includes responding to emergency needs and after-hours calls; acquiring equipment and materials needed by the crews; monitoring work for compliance with standards; meeting with contractors to review specifications and requirements and inspecting work in progress; dealing with complaints and concerns of residents.

The employee will participate in the equipment operation and/or field work of the crews. The employee is subject to working inside and outside environments including extreme hot and cold weather, and to work hazards including loud noise, vibrations, moving mechanical parts, exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, and oils. The employee may be required to inspect water, sanitary and storm sewer line pipes, manholes or other small, confined spaces.

Work involves call-back work for weather and natural disasters and requires serving “on call” for emergency assessment and assignment of work for snow and ice removal, water or sewer repairs. Work is performed under general supervision of the Public Works Operations Manager and is reviewed for timely completion of assignments, quality of supervision and team morale, and public acceptance of work quality and is evaluated based on discussion, review of work and observation while in progress or upon completion.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Director, Public Works Operations Manager, Utility Manager and their designee(s). 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Exercises supervision either directly or through first-level supervisors over public works staff and building department staff as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: The following are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. The following are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise full-time workers; plans, organizes and assigns duties and communicates priorities to employees; instructs workers and inspects work for adherence to procedures and standards and to assure safe working practices are followed.
  • Tracks work and spot checks work in progress and upon completion; maintains records and prepares reports on activities such as job hours and materials and playing field checks; compiles data for various administrative reports.
  • Interviews prospective employees; supervises and participates in employee training and orientation; schedules assignments; reviews work and coaches team leaders and staff; conducts performance evaluations and discipline when needed.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for street and storm drain maintenance operations.
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing street maintenance services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains streets, sidewalks and City owned parking lots in inclement weather.  Supervises crews to plow, de-ice and keep the streets, sidewalks and parking lots functional and safe during inclement weather.
  • Provide technical support to building department staff by conducting pedestrian counts/traffic studies as needed.
  • Coordinate with contractors in providing contract services; solicit and collect bids for new equipment and contracted maintenance work.
  • Schedules and supervises contractors performing maintenance and repair work including concrete flat work, mill and overlay projects, base, sub-base and related repairs.
  • Supervises restoration of utilities repairs and maintenance activities including patching, sub-base preparation, temporary surfaces, potholing, crack sealing, etc.; supervises staff for preparation of surfaces for appropriate use.
  • Supervises set up by employees for on-going and special events, including directing traffic.
  • Makes frequent rounds to inspect streets, sidewalks, streetlights, traffic signs, bus shelters and parking lots for safety and makes records for liability purposes; assigns or make repairs.
  • Inventories supplies and equipment and prepares request for the purchase of materials and equipment; prepares cost and material estimates; prepares budget request and tracks budget spending.
  • Participates in creation of maintenance plans for new streets, sidewalks, stormwater features and structures.
  • Conducts research on new or revised programs; compiles administrative reports.
  • Hears requests for service and complaints concerning streets, sidewalks and stormwater maintenance and appearance and assigns tasks to resolve issues; refers complaints to Operations Manager when needed.
  • Oversees staff to ensure all City owned bus shelters are clean and in working order; assures trash cans, recycle bins are emptied in a timely manner.
  • Operates equipment including backhoes, tractors, excavators, gators, truck and trailer, hand tools; fabricates parts and equipment as needed for assigned project.
  • Interprets and draws plans and blueprints for projects; ensures project has secured necessary approvals and inspections.
  • Oversees work of staff and ensures that equipment operation and tool use is performed safely and in an appropriate, timely manner to complete assigned task; reports or repairs missing or damaged pieces or equipment; transports equipment from site to site.
  • Schedules pickup and delivery of equipment rentals and other materials needed for projects.
  • Obtains quotes for materials and supplies needed for projects.
  • Provides input into development of division budget, tracks expenditures and research supply and equipment costs.
  • Coordinates hiring of Public Works staff; reviews applications, schedules interviews, completes new hire paperwork and trains new staff.
  • Coordinates staff assigned to open and close roadways, sidewalks, provided flagging as needed and set-up and break-down of traffic control devices for projects and events.
  • Creates bi-weekly work schedules for staff and for special events.
  • Along with Utility Manager and Utility Supervisor, assigns uniforms and keys to personnel; manages the supply inventory of commonly used items in the parks such as cleaning supplies and products, PPE for employees, office supplies, athletic nets and bases, trash/recycle cans, fertilizer and irrigation supplies, etc.
  • Supervises the design and installation of medians. 
  • Serves at the “A/B” operator for the underground storage (fuel) tanks.
  • Attends training to retain certifications and maintain skills; performs field work as needed.

SPECIAL DUTIES:

  • Other duties as required by ordinance, resolutions, or direction of the City Manager.
  • Responds to emergency call outs at any time.
  • Required to work assigned events.
  • Required to work emergency events.
  • May be required to work holidays.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinates work conducted by Public Works employees with other departments.
  • May be called upon to oversee operations and supervises staff in the operation and maintenance of distribution and collection systems, streets, and parks.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Considerable knowledge of street and sidewalk maintenance and repair.
  • Considerable knowledge of street safety and liability issues and ability to inspect facilities to assure safe practices, and of sidewalk maintenance issues.
  • General knowledge of street and sidewalk maintenance issues including and methods to remediate problems.
  • Considerable knowledge of the operation of equipment and tools used in the division.
  • Knowledge of snow removal management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Considerable knowledge on setting up work zones and appropriate traffic control.
  • Working knowledge of supervisory principles and practices including leadership, motivation, communication, and performance coaching and evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of the City’s personnel, budgeting, and purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the application of information technology to the work. Skill in equipment operation and trades work.
  • Skill in collaborative conflict resolution, team building, and customer service excellence.
  • Ability to plan effectively for routine and long-term maintenance, prepare schedules, order supplies, track progress and establish and communicate priorities.
  • Ability to recognize problems in advance and correct them without close supervision. Ability to compile data, maintain records and complete reports.
  • Ability to set and follow effective work priorities and ensure staff meet established deadlines. Ability to analyze problems and engage in collaborative problem-solving with staff.
  • Ability to recognize problems in advance and correct them without close supervision.
  • Ability to compile data, maintain records and complete reports.
  • Ability to set and follow effective work priorities and ensure staff meet established deadlines. Ability to analyze problems and engage in collaborative problem-solving with staff.
  • Ability and willingness to meet with the public in a positive and cooperative manner
  • Knowledge of construction industry and construction practices.
  • Ability to read technical documents, plans, diagrams, specifications, and blueprints.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of tools, equipment, vehicles and machinery used in the Public Works environment.  
  • Ability to effectively supervise subordinates in the proper methods, procedures, and safety precautions and to follow OSHA standards.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience:

  • High School Graduate, General Equivalence Diploma or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Considerable experience in street maintenance and repair or special project work preferably in a municipal setting; service as a lead worker preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and/or have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Colorado class “B” commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain them with 6 months of employment and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft office suite, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  •  American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Traffic Control Supervisor Certification (preferred)
  • Colorado Distribution Systems Class I Certification or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire.
  • Colorado Collection Systems Class I Certification. or ability to obtain Within 18 months of hire.
  • Ability to obtain Certification in Flagging / Traffic Control, A/B Underground Storage Tank Operator, Confined Space, Construction Site Safety, and Excavation Safety training within 3 months if not already certified.

The above-mentioned certifications must be maintained if the employee is employed as Parks Supervisor with the City of Glendale.  The City of Glendale reserves the right to request employees to seek additional certification and training; if additional training and certifications are required to perform their job duties.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: 

Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, database software, motor vehicles, telephone, two-way radio, fax, copy machine and SCADA program.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The work is performed in office and outdoor settings.  Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land-use developments, constructions sites, or Public Works facilities.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers, various pieces of office equipment, heavy equipment, and tools.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear and smell.

The employee may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that employees encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly work in outside weather conditions.  The employee may work near moving mechanical parts and in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The employee also works in an office environment while performing the duties of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field.

The City of Glendale Public Works Department is seeking a full-time Streets Supervisor. Duties include performing semi-skilled and skilled work leading a staff assigned to the care and maintenance of streets, sidewalks and storm drain maintenance operations within the Public Works Department; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to street and storm drain maintenance; and provides technical assistance to the Department director, and performing special projects as assigned. Also, assists with the maintenance of City of Glendale Parks, Streets and Utilities to include maintenance of parks, trees and landscapes, streets, sewers, waterlines, and irrigation systems. The job includes the operation of trucks and other equipment. Hours are typically 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. Applicant must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and be physically able to perform the job duties.

High School Diploma or GED required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license. A commercial drivers license is preferred but not required. Applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen.

Please send a resume along with the application.

Benefits for Job Postings – Full time

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee is at no cost.  Contribution required for dependents.
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance in the amount employee’s current salary.
  • Long Term Disability paid out at 60% of normal salary.
  • 8% of employee’s annual salary paid into 401(a) with 5-year vesting period
  • Membership for employee and dependent family members to Glendale Sports Center.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Paid vacation:
    • 80 hours vacation annually for 1st 5 years
    • 120 hours vacation annually after 5 years
  • Sick pay accrued at 96 hours annually

Job Details

Salary

$25.00 - $29.50 / hour DOE

Posted

June 6, 2024 11:30 AM

Closing

July 5, 2024 5:00 PM

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Hiring Event
Retention
TOTAL
$10,000
Upon Hire
$1,500
1st Year
$3,500
2nd Year
$1,500
3rd Year
$1,500
4th Year
$2,000