Posted: 09/09/2022

DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Street 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;
  • Four (4) years of industry experience in concrete/asphalt work or street maintenance, signage, and striping;
  • One (1) year of experience supervising employees;
  • Valid Traffic Control Supervisor (TCS) certification;
  • Valid OSHA-compliant Forklift certification;
  • 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.

Desired:

  • More than four (4) years of industry experience.
  • Valid Pavement Marking Technician (PMT) certification or valid Signs & Pavement Marking Technician Level I certification.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Supervises direct-report staff by coordinating, assigning, and reviewing work to ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Conducts employee evaluations, introductory and annual; makes recommendations for hiring, promoting, and releasing employees; 
  • Initiates and administers corrective action, as necessary, according to the Employee Manual;
  • Mentors employees to full potential and ensures appropriate training is given to meet the standards of the position held;
  • Ensures self and employees attend training necessary to meet City required safety training hours, State and Federal regulations, and continued education requirements to maintain certifications and licenses required of positions;  
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the division budget;
  • Assists the Division Manager with short- and long-range planning related to division responsibilities;
  • 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;
  • Responsible for proper traffic control compliance using the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (M.U.T.C.D.) standards that ensures employee safety with equal considerations for public safety and convenience;
  • Assists the Division Manager in developing and implementing training plans for equipment operation;
  • Responsible for supervising the construction, repair, and maintenance of City roadways and alleyways, street signage and striping, and concrete and asphalt projects and ensures appropriate methods, materials, and techniques are used to complete tasks;
  • Work involves supervising, guiding, and training other employees while also handling the more complex/difficult projects as a working Foreman;
  • Oversees and/or performs duties safely by following industry safety standards for, and PPE including hearing and eye protection;
  • With use of proper tools and equipment, directs and/or excavates and removes, hauls, and disposes of asphalt, road base, sidewalks, curbs, driveways, alley aprons, and collars to complete assigned projects;
  • Directs and/or safely excavates, backfills, and tamps holes and trenches to grade using hand and power tools, and heavy equipment;
  • Ensures that the transport of various types of equipment and supplies to and from work sites are correctly and safely loaded, tied down, and unloaded;
  • Uses and operates various construction and maintenance equipment and tools such as trucks, light and heavy equipment, cutting and breaking equipment, jack hammer, tamper, and a full range of hand and power tools;
  • Calls in requests for line locates needed to perform work and responds to requests for line locates from other entities;
  • Performs general equipment maintenance by routinely checking oil, water, fuel, tires, and hydraulic system on vehicles and equipment and makes appropriate adjustments to ensure vehicles are in proper and safe operating condition;
  • Operates various equipment including but not limited to roller (rubber tire, steel wheel), backhoe, loader, forklift, motor graders, bulldozer, rotary broom, dump truck, water truck, pickup truck,  pothole patcher, oil and asphalt distributors, paving machine, curb cutter, bobcat, street sweeper, and sand blasting unit;
  • Oversees the loading of materials onto trucks with front-end loaders;
  • Ensures that work orders are properly executed and documented;
  • Inspects work in progress for compliance with policies, procedures, safety guidelines, schedules, and required specifications;
  • Ensures the availability, and assists the Division Manager in the acquisition of adequate and properly working tools, materials and equipment and make sure they are properly maintained, and meet any scheduled maintenance requirements;
  • Ensures work areas and vehicles are organized and clean;
  • May be asked to support other departments with personnel, equipment, or training as part of the City "team" effort;
  • Establishes procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance;
  • In partnership with the Safety Coordinator, responsible for thoroughly investigating, reviewing, and addressing department or division accidents to prevent future occurrences and control risk management related costs;
  • Contributes to a safe and 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

  • Must obtain and maintain required license(s) and/or certification(s);
  • Required to perform on-call rotation duties outside of normal work hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • Occasional non-traditional work hours may be necessary during evenings, weekends, and on holidays for emergency calls;
  • Shall serve as interim Division Manager during absences, as assigned;
  • 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:  

  • Compliance requirements under the New Mexico Construction Industries Division and PSI;
  • Safe operation of vehicles and equipment used under the provisions of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code relating to the operation of heavy and light equipment;
  • Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction, repair, and maintenance of City roadways and bridges;
  • Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction, repair, and maintenance of concrete, asphalt, signing and striping projects;
  • Safety practices used when working around electrical, gas, water, and sewer systems;
  • Job related O.S.H.A requirements;
  • Proper traffic control compliance using the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (M.U.T.C.D.) standards;
  • D.O.T. Regulations for Rights of Way; and
  • City of Alamogordo Ordinances, City-wide and Departmental Policies and Procedures, and any other applicable laws regulated by an outside authority.

Skill/Ability to

  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; understand and follow instructions; understand and follow drawings or blueprints;
  • Perform tasks and other daily activities in a positive and professional manner alongside employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Attend work, as scheduled and on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position’s essential duties and responsibilities;
  • Exercise common sense and good judgment in the performance of essential duties;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Demonstrate professionalism and tact with the public; respond quickly and positively to customer complaints;
  • Maintain accurate legible records, prepare technical reports and diagrams, status reports, and completion of work requests as required; 
  • Operate a computer using standard City software (MS Word/Excel), and enter data into those and other City computer programs; 
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best persons for each job;
  • Follow principles and practices of employment supervision, including employee development, labor contract relations and requirements, disciplinary practices;
  • Identify employee training needs and activities to improve employees' performance;
  • Analyze problems; identify, recommend, and implement solutions;
  • Manage simultaneous tasks and projects, and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Make mathematical computations;
  • Tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; 
  • Perform heavy manual labor;
  • Perform and oversee the safe operation of various light and heavy equipment used in the daily activities of the Street Maintenance Division;
  • Service and make minor repairs on equipment applying safety standards to prevent hazards;
  • Maintain professionalism under pressure; and
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure high operational and service standards are met and maintained for the citizens of Alamogordo.
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;
  • Lift and/or move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; the lifting of any object greater than fifty (50) pounds by a single individual is prohibited. Lifting objects, materials, or equipment weighing more than fifty (50) pounds require the buddy system or the use of devices designed to assist with lifting or moving. Proper lifting techniques shall be used when lifting items of any weight;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
  • May be exposed to hazardous traffic conditions as well as hazardous chemicals, contaminants, and toxins;
  • Will work near gas lines, meters, and other utilities including electric;
  • Work will be performed near moving mechanical parts; and possibly in high or precarious places;
  • Terrain may be uneven or undeveloped; and
  • Required to wear hard hat and safety vest while working outside the service truck and any other 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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