Stormwater Crew Leader

City of San Marcos | San Marcos, TX

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Posted Date 10/03/2019

Salary: $20.10 - $25.12 Hourly

Plans, coordinates, supervises, and participates in the maintenance and construction of the City's drainage infrastructure; organizes and oversees drainage projects; conducts field design work; liaises with outside agencies regarding project activities; prepares various types of project records and documentation; operates, inspects, and maintains departmental equipment; responds to public inquiries and complaints; administers and coordinates the City's Stormwater Management Program; and supervises assigned personnel.




1. Oversees and participates in City drainage projects involving underground storm sewers, open channels/ditches, detention ponds, and rights-of-way:


  • Administers and coordinates the City's Stormwater Management Program.
  • Plans and implements maintenance, repair, and construction activities.
  • Performs field design work; coordinates project layouts; prepares traffic control plans; organizes citizen notification.
  • Coordinates materials scheduling; procures rental equipment; purchases project supplies as required.
  • Communicates and coordinates with outside agencies regarding construction activities.
  • Prepares and maintains project records/documentation pertaining to job location, work type, man hours, materials, and equipment utilized.
  • Informs Manager regarding field changes to projects.


2. Conducts a variety of staffing and personnel functions:

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Assigns work duties and monitors the quality/progress of work performed by maintenance crew personnel.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance to staff.
  • Monitors and ensures work crew compliance with applicable regulations and safety requirements.


3. Participates in drainage maintenance projects/activities:

  • Operates various types of heavy equipment including bulldozers, motor graders, backhoes, skid loaders, front-end loaders, graders, dump trucks, haul trucks, and vacuum trucks.
  • Performs manual labor as required.


4. Inspects departmental equipment; monitors and ensures equipment is safely and properly maintained; coordinates equipment repairs and preventative maintenance; performs field repairs as necessary.

5. Provides 24/7 on-call maintenance support for assigned shift; maintains operational equipment assets including on and off-road equipment,

6. Miscellaneous:

  • Responds to public inquiries, concerns, and complaints regarding drainage maintenance matters.
  • Provides on-call assistance; responds to maintenance issues and/or emergencies as required.
  • Assists other City departments as necessary.
  • Acts on behalf of the Stormwater Systems Manager in his/her absence and performs related duties.



  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Assists with management of the City's Stormwater Management Program.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Five (5) years drainage/utility maintenance experience, including two (2) years working in a lead capacity
  • A Class A Commercial Driver's License and Confined Space Entry, Trench Safety, and Work Zone Traffic Control certifications are required within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Obtain either Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) or Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) within three (3) years from date of hire.






  • Must be able to read/comprehend regulations, municipal codes, blue prints, project documentation, and manufacturers' manuals.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and the general public.

Physical requirements include lifting up to 100 pounds occasionally.  Subject to vision and hearing constantly; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling and foot controls frequently; sitting, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing and balancing occasionally; crawling rarely.

Working conditions involve exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, heavy equipment, vehicle traffic, hot asphalt, hazardous chemicals/materials, and infectious diseases is involved.  Utilizes personal protective equipment as required.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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