Stormwater Crew Leader

City of Leawood | Leawood, KS

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Posted Date 5/03/2019
Description

Summary / Objective
The Crewleader I performs skilled maintenance and construction on City-owned facilities, assists in snow removal activities, inspects the City stormwater system, ensures equipment maintenance and safety and supervises the day-to-day activities of an assigned crew (Asphalt, Concrete, Action, or Stormwater Maintenance). The Crewleader I is in charge of training the assigned personnel in safety, proper equipment use and general work procedures.

The current opening is for our Stormwater Crewleader. The main focus of this position is to coordinate and oversee the City's stormwater system; responsibilities include inspecting, repairing and maintaining the stormwater system.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities
 Performs a variety of manual labor activities, including but not limited to hauling materials, restoring landscaping to its prior condition, excavating, removing pavement and curbing, and placing concrete and asphaltic materials.

 Supervises assigned crew employees in the daily performance of maintenance work. Maintains daily activity/material documentation for assigned crew. Oversees the preparation, set up and maintenance of work zone traffic control for assigned crew.

 Enters information into work management system to account for resources and activities on project sites and work orders.

 Participates in developing plans and work schedules for annual maintenance and/or repair projects. Determines personnel, equipment and material resources needed to complete assigned tasks and coordinates to ensure work is completed in an efficient manner.

 Reads and interprets blue prints, schedules utility checks, and develops daily work plans for assigned personnel. Anticipates problems and develops corrective measure plans.

 Performs snow removal and ice control operations to ensure safe road conditions.

 Assists in the inspection and maintenance of the City stormwater system using appropriate television and/or construction equipment. Compiles and maintains an accurate and complete index of stormwater lines, locations, and condition ratings.

 Ensures all division equipment, including vehicles, is in proper operating condition prior to use.

 Assists in responding to inquiries and complaints regarding street and stormwater maintenance and/or repair work. Uses tact and professionalism in responding to inquiries and complaints.

 Trains assigned personnel in safety, proper equipment use, and general work procedures. Assesses skills and training needs to aid in their development.

 Provides assessment and input into performance reviews, promotions, and disciplinary actions.

 Serves as a member of the Department In-House Safety Committee as designated by the Public Works Superintendent.

 Employee will be required to assist with snow removal operations and other emergency activities that require occasionally working extended shifts, including after hours, weekends and/or holidays. Typical emergency shifts are twelve hours.

 May assume responsibility of snow shift supervisor in the absence of the Street Supervisor.

 Employee may be asked by the supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications / Requirements -
 Ability to comprehend written material (i.e. instruction books); ability to comprehend directives.

 Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with the public.

 Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.

 Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.

Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

 Ability to make decisions in the best interest of both the resident and the city.

 Ability to use safe work practices while on the job, including following proper and established procedures in the use of equipment, and wearing the appropriate and/or required safety and personal protective gear.

 Ability to demonstrate mechanical aptitude for department equipment.

 Ability to demonstrate the proficient use of equipment required of the position.

 Ability to understand the City's work management software.

 Standard office procedures, systems and practices including the use of a computer.

 Must be able to withstand exposure to noise from equipment, machines, and vehicles.

 Must have adequate environmental tolerance, including the ability to work in variable and sometimes extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, storms, heat, cold and any other weather indigenous to the area.

Education, Training, and Certification Requirements -
 Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

 Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in public works maintenance, street construction, stormwater management or equivalent experience with one (1) year of supervisory or lead experience. OR An Associate's degree in Construction Management or related degree with eight (8) years of experience with one (1) year of supervisory or lead experience.

 Three (3) years of supervisory or lead experience, preferred.

 Supervisory or lead experience includes completing performance appraisals, directing employee's daily work assignments, or evaluating the crew assignments.

 Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

 Must have a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brakes and tanker endorsements or be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire or promotion.

 Completion of NIMS requirements within one year.

 Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record per the City's drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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