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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3335 - Highway Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 213

Under direction performs work of considerable difficulty in the supervision of crew leaders and operation of jobs within assigned area of County highway and path system; operates one or more types of complex heavy motor equipment as necessary; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of crew leaders and determining work that must be completed to maintain the county highway and path systems. Work involves insuring the completion of work tasks, exercising initiative and judgment in carrying out assignments as well as the safe and efficient operation of a variety of heavy highway construction/maintenance equipment with complex controls. Direction is received from the Manager of Highway Operations.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assigns, delegates, supervises and inspects the work of subordinate workers engaged in equipment operations and crew duties for assigned area
• Recommends such action for crew leaders and crews
• Trains employees
• Completes daily reports of needed and completed maintenance
• Determines what equipment, material and traffic signs are necessary to complete projects safely and efficiently
• Operates various road/path maintenance equipment
• Operates snowplow equipment for removal of snow and ice from roadways
• Performs all duties of a lower classification upon request
• Performs miscellaneous maintenance duties such as snow and ice control, general traffic control, and is subject to call for emergency maintenance service at all times
• Acts as the Manager of Highway Operations in his absence
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Standard practices, methods and materials used in highway construction and maintenance activities
• Drainage and construction maintenance
• Heavy equipment maintenance, operation and repair procedures
• Traffic, safety and accident prevention rules
• Computerized sign systems
• State and federal uniform traffic manual and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Planning, assigning and supervising the work of employees assigned to various crews
• Communicating tactfully with the public related to complaints regarding the County Highway System
• Operation of heavy multipurpose motor equipment under all types of weather conditions
• Heavy equipment maintenance
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of heavy construction equipment or specialized complex equipment; including two (2) years supervising work crews or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, arms, and feet to push, pull and operate tools and equipment, climb, and crouch or stoop. Use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, in high or precarious places, in extreme outside weather conditions, with hazardous materials, with fumes or airborne particles, with the risk of electrical shock, and in cramped or confined spaces.

This position requires the possession of a Recognizing and Identifying Hazardous Material Certification as established by the Environmental Protection Agency. This position requires a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license (CDL).