Incumbents in this class plan, direct, coordinate and supervise all road, bridge and building maintenance operations in an assigned district of the Division of Highways.
Supervises Maintenance Area Supervisor I's and II's.
Nature and Scope
Incumbents work under the general direction of a District or Assistant District Engineer. The class incumbents work with the District Engineer in determining maintenance priorities, measuring workloads, estimating manpower, equipment and materials needed and developing budgets. Incumbents also assist the area supervisors in planning and scheduling regular and special maintenance operations on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Incumbents receive technical engineering assistance on non-routine problems pertaining to drainage, foundations, soils, aggregates, asphalts, concretes and related factors. Resolving public complaints regarding highway maintenance operations is also a significant aspect of the work.
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.
Plans, schedules, directs and monitors road, bridge and emergency operations of district-wide and area forces.
Shifts personnel and equipment between areas and district-wide crews.
Evaluates completed work for technical acceptability, productivity and unit-cost standards and makes recommendations to improve services and reduce costs.
Ensures personnel are given necessary training for establishing staffing patterns and provide the best cost-benefit ratios in future years.
Resolves public complaints about highway maintenance operations.
Reviews and recommends action on personnel problems.
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 highway maintenance operations.
Knowledge of the goals, objectives, technology and applications of a maintenance management system.
Knowledge of all applicable operational practices, policies, procedures, standards and methods.
Knowledge of all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including those related to the safety program for traffic detours and control measures.
Knowledge of highway maintenance and construction technology.
Knowledge of building/structure maintenance and construction techniques and practices.
Knowledge of contract monitoring and inspection methods.
Knowledge of scheduling, training and supervision.
Knowledge of record keeping and report writing procedures.
Skill in coordinating, planning and monitoring the effective use of personnel, equipment and materials in highway and building maintenance and construction operations program.
Skill in preparing cost, time and material projections.
Skill in providing technical assistance to supervisory personnel.
Ability to read, understand, explain and apply laws, rules, regulations, standards. policies, procedures, instructions, and construction plans.
Ability to analyze, diagnose and resolve diverse, complex problems pertaining to highway, bridge and building maintenance.
Ability to plan, schedule and direct a highway maintenance program.
Ability to evaluate field conditions and recommend effective solutions.
Ability to resolve technical problems.
Ability to plan, assign, and evaluate the training, performance and effectiveness of subordinate personnel
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 operate a computer/terminal to input, retrieve, and analyze records and data.
Ability to interpret and/or prepare sketches, drawings, etc. and to write and/or review specifications.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for District Maintenance Superintendent Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in highway construction/maintenance operations.
Three years experience in estimating highway construction/maintenance costs.
Three years experience in interpreting highway construction/maintenance laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.