This posting is for Street Division Employees only
Street Maintenance Supervisor
Summary: Under basic supervision, schedules, coordinates, plans, and supervises the daily activities of Public Works Department (PWD) street maintenance work crews; sets priorities and allocates labor, materials, and equipment for daily work; assures quality of work performed, and verifies that vehicles, equipment and tools are used in compliance with all safety regulations and standard procedures.
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all the functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervises work crews performing street maintenance activities; plans and schedules staff, equipment, and materials required to meet job demands and complete work projects to meet PWD standards; assures that all safety rules, regulations, and PWD policies are observed on the job site.
- Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; trains staff, develops skills and conducts performance evaluations; works with employees to correct performance deficiencies.
- Creates and assigns work orders; reviews the work of assigned staff to assure that work assignments are completed according to specified work orders.
- Reviews, approves and summarizes daily activity reports, and material and equipment usage reports.
- Surveys City street system and infrastructural documents road and roadway conditions, and recommends maintenance and repair projects; assures City streets are maintained according to PWD procedures.
- Inspects work projects and provides technical assistance and guidance to work crews; supervises ongoing work projects to assure that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition; plans, manages and coordinates large and complex projects.
- Performs a variety of administrative activities including employee scheduling, payroll reporting, and work activity reports; maintains inventories and assures that adequate materials, supplies and tools are available.
- Processes and prioritizes requests for service, investigates complaints, and resolves concerns of City employees and community residents.
- Operates a variety of trucks and heavy equipment; repairs equipment as needed and manages equipment and vehicle repairs; coordinates the inspection of vehicles and equipment, identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
- Supervises crews during emergency events; performs special tasks for public safety and property protection.
- Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries.
- Supports the departmental with regular and timely attendance.
- Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
- Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
- 4 years of street maintenance experience, including lead worker experience, preferably with the City of Odessa.
- Principles, practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in maintenance of streets, roadways and infrastructure.
- Operation, maintenance and repair standards for heavy equipment and specialized vehicles.
- Federal and state safety rules and regulations, including OSHA, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and TX-DOT protocols and safety standards in hazardous traffic environments.
- Traffic laws and rules for vehicle and equipment operation on public streets.
- Principles and practices of horticultural maintenance including pesticide/herbicide application.
- Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
- City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, and PWD facility locations.
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines
- Planning and prioritizing repair and maintenance projects.
- Identifying street maintenance needs and recommending priorities.
- Supervising staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance.
- Managing work sites, and establishing effective safety zones and traffic signage.
- Identifying and resolving street maintenance, safety and mechanical problems.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
- Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
- Using specialized tools and heavy motorized equipment to perform maintenance and repair work.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
License and certification requirements: A Texas State Commercial Class A Driver's License with Tanker endorsements is required, special training and licensing may be required for some incumbents.
Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed indoors, outdoors and at City facilities; requires moderate physical efforts, and the ability to bend, reach, stoop and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment. City approved safety shoes must be worn.