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FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
May, 2005

SENIOR STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under direction of the Streets Supervisor, leads, oversees, reviews and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the construction, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of City streets, curbs, gutters, storm drains, rights-of-way and related structures; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs other related duties as required.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the advanced journey level class in the Street Maintenance Worker series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing lead supervision to assigned staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for the construction, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of City streets, curbs, gutters, storm drains, rights-of-way and related structures; develops and implements crew assignments; assists maintenance staff in troubleshooting and performing the more complex maintenance and repair activities.
  2. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including street maintenance methods, procedures, and techniques; identifies training opportunities and needs; makes recommendations to Manager as necessary.
  3. Supervises the use, care and operation of street maintenance tools and equipment; trains and instructs employees in the safe operation of light, medium, and heavy-duty construction equipment.
  4. Verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  5. Oversees and participates in repairing street surfaces by cutting or removing loose materials, hand sweeping, and spraying tack coats; identifies and repairs pot holes; dumps, spreads, shovels, rakes, tamps, and rolls asphalt for street patching and resurfacing, crack sealing, thermoplastic overlays, and slurry seals.
  6. Oversees and participates in repairing or replacing cracked, raised, sunken or otherwise damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters; performs concrete work including removal of old surface material as well as pouring, forming and finishing of concrete.
  7. Oversees and participates in breaking and removing concrete using jack hammers, pavement breakers, and other hand and power tools; digs, shovels, hauls, loads and unloads materials; cleans up work sites upon completion of jobs.
  8. Operates a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and power tools such as dump trucks, front-end loader, backhoe, grader, tractors, compressor, jack hammer, and concrete saw; maintains hand tools and assigned equipment; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  9. Oversees and participates in operating a paint striper, spray gun, and/or thermo machine in painting line markings on pavement including street lines and crosswalks; installs guard rails, traffic markers, delineators, and reflectors; operates a thermo machine as necessary.
  10. Conducts traffic control when working in high traffic areas of the City; installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of maintenance or repair activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites.
  11. Oversees and participates in preparing, installing, and replacing, City sign posts and signs; fabricates new signs; cleans and maintains existing signs; trims trees in compliance with line of sight clearance for street signs.
  12. Oversees and participates in maintaining city right-of-ways; mows and trims weeds; trains staff in the use of pesticides and applies pesticides as necessary.
  13. Performs walk throughs and inspections of new subdivisions and developments.
  14. Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment including explaining street maintenance procedures; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  15. Participates in preparing performance evaluations for assigned staff; oversees and participates in preparing, maintaining, and/or submitting a variety of written records and reports including the pesticide usage report; prepares service requests and work orders as necessary.
  16. As assigned, trains assigned City employees on the use of pesticides; prepares monthly report on pesticides; maintains records.
  17. Estimates time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisitions materials as required.
  18. Attends training and safety meetings as necessary.
  19. Performs after-hours emergency work and on-call duties on a rotating basis.
  20. Performs related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of a street maintenance program. Principles of lead supervision and training. Advanced practices, techniques and materials used in maintenance, construction, mechanics and repair of streets, lighting, traffic signs and markings. Advanced practices and procedures used in weed abatement. Advanced methods and techniques of concrete finishing and repair. Advanced methods and techniques of street maintenance repair, and asphalt overlay. Operations and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment. Principles and practices of sign fabrication. Practices and procedures of traffic control including proper placement of cones, barricades and warning devices. Principles and practices of project design and cost estimating. Basic principles of mathematics. Basic principles and practices of record keeping. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures. Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:
Lead, organize, and review the work of staff. Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures. Oversee and perform maintenance, repair and installation of asphalt, signs, lighting, concrete and storm drains. Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic. Perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions. Operate a variety of maintenance equipment and tools including heavy and light power driven equipment and hand tools in a safe and effective manner. Perform asphalt and concrete work. Work with paints and prepare surfaces for painting. Perform heavy manual labor. Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in maintenance and construction. Estimate time and materials for completion of projects. Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams and sketches. Prepare drawings and sketches. Drive and operate trucks and construction equipment. Fill in for supervisor during their absence. Train staff in proper procedure in the application of pesticide spray. Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications. Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance and construction equipment, tools and materials. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:
Three years of experience in the construction, maintenance, and repair of streets and public facilities.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid Class B driver’s license. Must possess a valid California Pesticide Applicator Certificate. Possession of a Signs and Markings I certificate may be required for some positions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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