DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Weed/Drainage Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department, in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Required at the time of hire:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in weed and drainage maintenance, trimming brush, mowing rights-of-way, removing debris and spraying pesticides and herbicides;
  • One (1) year of experience supervising employees;
  • Valid New Mexico Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a minimum endorsement of (N) and a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo;
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 Required within six (6) months of hire date:
  • Valid pesticide license for public applicators issued by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA). 
 Required within twelve (12) months of hire date:
  • Traffic Control certification (Technician level or higher).
 Desired:
  • Current pesticide license for public applicators issued by the NMDA. A valid NMDA commercial license is also acceptable.
  • Experience with the maintenance and construction of streets, sidewalks, culverts, and drainage systems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Plans, directs, inspects, and coordinates employee assignments to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, safety guidelines, schedules, and State and Federal Requirements;
  • Makes recommendations and assists with performance evaluations, hiring, disciplinary action, and termination;  
  • Mentors employees to full potential and ensures appropriate training is given to meet the standards of the position held;
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the departmental budget;
  • Ensures self and employees attend training necessary to meet required safety training hours, State and Federal regulations, and continued education requirements to maintain certifications and licenses required of positions;  
  • Maintains current knowledge of safety related regulations and new technology and methods; conducts weekly safety meetings and maintains a record of the meeting subjects and those in attendance as outlined in the City of Alamogordo Safety Manual;
  • Supervises, trains, and directs other employees while also handling the more complex/difficult projects as a working Foreman in the Weed/Drainage Maintenance Division;
  • Observes, supervises and participates in the daily maintenance activities of the Division, including but not limited to, cleaning streets, alleys, and drainage ditches, trimming brush, mowing rights-of-way, removing debris, and spraying pesticides and herbicides; 
  • Ensures appropriate methods, materials, and techniques are used to complete work assignments;
  • Inspects work in progress for compliance with policies, procedures, safety guidelines, schedules, and required specifications;
  • Utilizes a computer to enter and manage daily workorders;
  • Performs routine maintenance checks on equipment prior to operation, including checking oil, various fluid levels, lubrication, and tire pressures;
  • Operates equipment, including but not limited to, mowers, chainsaws, weed-eaters, dump trucks, water trucks, herbicide spray trucks, woodchippers, and hand tools in the repair and maintenance of drainage systems;
  • Removes silt, trees, and stumps impeding flood control;
  • Mows, clears, burns, and sprays overgrown vegetation from ditches, roads, sidewalks, and alleys;
  • Builds and maintains gabions and ripraps;
  • Removes trash and loose debris from drainage systems and hauls to landfill;
  • Stabilizes banks and levels ground;
  • Ensures the availability, and assist the Division Manager in the acquisition of adequate and properly working tools, materials and equipment and makes sure they are properly maintained, and meet any scheduled maintenance requirements;
  • May be asked to support other departments with personnel and/or equipment as part of the City "team" effort;
  • Will be required to plan, supervise and set up traffic control on jobsites in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (M.U.T.C.D.) standards, as necessary;
  • May assist with concrete work, including mixing, pouring, and setting;
  • Establishes procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance;
  • Responsible for thoroughly investigating, reviewing, and addressing department or division accidents to prevent future occurrences and control risk management related costs;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES
  • Occasional non-traditional work hours may be necessary during evenings, weekends and on holidays;
  • Must obtain and maintain required license(s) and/or certification(s);
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during performance of duties; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:  
  • Safe operation of vehicles and equipment used under the provisions of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code;
  • City of Alamogordo Ordinances, Employee Manual and Safety Policy;
  • Job related O.S.H.A requirements;
  • Methods, practices, equipment, and materials used in the construction, operation, and maintenance of streets, drainage systems and weed maintenance; and
  • D.O.T. Regulations for Right Of Ways.
 Skill and Ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; follow instructions;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers;
  • Motivate, develop and direct people as they work, identifying the best persons for each job;
  • Convey work related tasks in a positive, professional manner to employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Operate a computer using standard City software (MS Word/Excel), and enter data into those and other City computer programs;
  • Maintain accurate legible records, prepare technical reports and diagrams, status reports, and completion of work request as required;
  • Maintain professionalism under pressure;
  • Manage simultaneous tasks and projects, and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Follow principles and practices of employment supervision, including employee development, labor contract requirements, and disciplinary practices;
  • Identify employee training needs and activities to improve employees' performance;
  • Analyze problems; identify, recommend, and implement solutions;
  • Respond quickly and positively to customer complaints; and
  • Safely operate various light and heavy equipment used in drainage maintenance.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work is typically performed in the outdoors and may be subject to inclement weather conditions;
  • Daily physical labor that includes extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects, swinging heavy hammers;
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as painting, digging, driving;
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to or over one hundred (100) pounds with assistance;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
  • Will work near gas lines, meters, and other utilities including electric;
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, contaminants, and pathogens;
  • May be exposed to hazardous traffic conditions;
  • Exposure to pollutants or allergens which can adversely affect the skin and/or the respiratory system such as gases, smoke, odors, mists, fumes, dust, chemicals, pollen, oils or solvents; and
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments including protective footwear marked by the manufacturer, with a minimum standard of M/F I/75/C75, 6" ankle height work boots, per ASTM F2413-11.
 

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