The class is responsible for assisting maintenance area supervisors in overseeing and coordinating highway maintenance activities within an assigned geographical area.
Nature and Scope
This class reports to a maintenance area supervisor and is responsible for assisting in the coordination and oversight of highway maintenance, repair and drainage activities within the assigned area. Incumbents provide input into planning, prioritizing and scheduling projects and activities. A significant aspect of the class involves evaluating condition of highways, roads, and streets in assigned area and making recommendations regarding work priorities. This class provides leadership, technical direction and guidance to work crews.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Provides input and assistance to supervisor in the development of daily work and project plans and schedules for routine, emergency and/or preventative highway maintenance, repair and drainage projects.
Monitors work crew activities to ensure work is completed according to plans and within established time frames. Provides technical direction and guidance to crews. Reassigns workers and equipment, as necessary. Monitors and inspects work performed by contractors.
Prepares a variety of reports and cost estimates for use in monitoring, controlling and budgeting programs/projects.
Receives, investigates, and provides responses to complaints pertaining to a wide variety of highway maintenance, traffic, and drainage issues and concerns. Recommends and/or takes corrective action.
Evaluates condition and/or performance of motorized and non-motorized equipment. Makes recommendations to supervisor regarding equipment maintenance and acquisition.
Operates a computer to input and/or retrieve information about work orders, man hours, materials inventory, fleet inventory, parts inventory and road infrastructure information for use in planning and prioritizing work orders and maintenance and repair projects.
Assists supervisor in ensuring compliance with all applicable State and Federal rules, regulations, policies, programs and procedures including, but not limited to, the equipment operator training and certification program, new employee safety training program, State of Delaware Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy, and the State of Delaware Community Right to Know Act.
Provides information to supervisor regarding worker performance. May counsel or reprimand workers.
Provides information and support for the emergency response teams, law enforcement agencies, and other agencies in cases of natural or man-made disaster, traffic accidents, spills, etc.
Maintains area operations during absence of supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of all applicable operational practices, policies, procedures, standards, and methods.
Knowledge of highway, bridge and/or building maintenance technology.
Knowledge of all applicable Federal and State laws, rules,and regulations, including those related to traffic detours and control measures.
Knowledge of routine and preventative maintenance techniques, procedures and standards applicable to vehicles, heavy equipment, other types of motorized equipment.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
Ability to read, understand, explain and apply laws, rules, regulations, standards. policies, procedures, and instructions.
Ability to prepare cost, time and material projections.
Ability to provide technical direction and guidance to assigned personnel.
Ability to train and provide input about the performance of assigned personnel.
Ability to prepare and maintain manual and computerized records and reports.
Ability to oversee the daily operations of a highway maintenance office.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain effective relations with the public and to resolve complaints.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people.
Ability to maintain operations in supervisors absence.
Ability to operate a computer/terminal to input, retrieve, and analyze data.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Assistant Area Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Six months experience in highway repair and maintenance such as drainage system repair, roadside maintenance, repair of pavement, or right of way.
Six months experience in preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment which includes lubricating, cleaning, and servicing.
Knowledge of interpreting highway construction/maintenance laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).