This is responsible supervisory and administrative work in the planning, scheduling and directing of maintenance, road construction operation, and utilities. Work involves responsibility for supervising and directing public works operations. Supervision is exercised over several crews consisting of equipment operators. Duties include maintaining work schedules, giving technical instructions on projects and coordinating the work on these projects. Work orders are received in oral or written form from the Public Works Director and the Public Works Superintendents and are subject to review and inspection by the Public Works Director and the Public Works Superintendents.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Experience: High School graduation, and five (5) years experience in the supervision of general equipment, maintenance and road construction areas, and/or utilities, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Plans, assigns, supervises, instructs and evaluates workers in the maintenance and construction of roads including specific jobs as maintenance of drainage ditches, storm drains, the installation of culverts and utilities, the patching of paved roads, tree trimming, shoulder work on paved roads and shooting and setting grades on construction jobs, including reading construction plans. Coordinates maintenance and/or construction activities among the areas and with other department agencies. Communicates with the public. Assures that work is completed in accordance with established schedules and performance standards. Conducts inspections and evaluations of maintenance and construction activities. Supervises the coordination of workers and equipment for the maintenance and construction programs. Reviews and modifies work standardization procedures. Participates in training program to implement schedule utilization, work and safety methods. Conducts staff meetings. Prepares requisitions and recommends bid awards for material and equipment. Assists in budget preparation and implements approved budget for road maintenance and construction projects. Assists and supports management’s Collective Bargaining Team, including confidential preparations. Assists in handling and resolving grievances as necessary. Assigns workers to specific jobs and inspects work in progress and upon completion. Keep time records, makes reports, and maintains records. Plans, coordinates, assigns, and supervises employees engaged in special projects and construction activities. Reviews and administers maintenance and construction contracts.
SALARY: $24.76 per hour plus benefits
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 02/20/2024
Each applicant is required to submit a completed County Application for Employment. Successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening. Applications should be submitted to:
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
135 NE HERNANDO AVENUE # 203
LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32056-1529
(386)719-2025; TDD (386)758-2139
An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of planning, budgeting, management and scheduling as they relate to road maintenance, road construction, and/or utilities.
Knowledge of standard tools and practices used in construction operations as well as knowledge in the safe operation of all construction equipment.
Knowledge of shooting and setting grades on construction jobs.
Ability to read, interpret and initiate actions to comply with construction plans.
Ability to understand and transmit written and oral instructions to prepare comprehensive reports.
Ability to deal tactfully with the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
Ability to establish and maintain safe working conditions and operations.
Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns. Ability to supervise the work of a large group of workers.
Responsible for assisting in the satisfactory and safe operation of the Public Works Department. Ability to perform physical work related to the position. Work may be performed without direct supervision. Frequently tasks are performed outdoors in extreme weather conditions. Subjected to insects, noxious fumes and noise.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS/DEMANDS:
Will use both hands simultaneously while standing or sitting, requires pushing, pulling, twisting, stooping, bending, climbing and walking; frequent lifting of ten (10) to fifty (50) pounds. Position requires oral communications, also requires adequate eyesight and hearing (with or without correction) to safely perform essential functions.
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License required.
Columbia County residency required within six months of date of employment.