City Maintenance Foreman II - Traffic Signage

City Of Omaha Omaha , NE 68102

Posted 2 months ago

Work Type: Full Time

Nature of Work:

This is skilled and supervisory work as a foreman in charge of overall effective operation of a City facility, assigned area, or program. Work involves responsibility for supervising subordinate personnel engaged in general duties in the designated area or program. Independence is exercised in the completion of various projects which are subject to review by a designated supervisor.

Traffic Maintenance: Plans, schedules, and supervises the installation of pavement markings, sign fabrication, and sign installation. Reviews, verifies, and closes work orders after completion of work. Reviews and implements provided plans for pavement marking and traffic sign replacement. Coordinates acquisition of supplies and equipment. Compiles traffic sign and pavement marking materials and labor costs to prepare and coordinate billings for outside requests and projects.

Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)


  • Trade School, Certification, License, or Other Training

Education equivalent experience:

  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the assigned area, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity equivalent to that of the City Maintenance Foreman I classification.

Special Qualifications:

If assigned to the Park Maintenance Forestry Division, an incumbent must obtain and retain a City of Omaha Arborist License and be an Arborist certified by the Nebraska Association of Arborists or the International Society of Arboriculture at the time of application. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to various work sites.

Pay Range: $54, 267.20 with step increases to $66,414.40/Annually

Benefits: Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years; five days of management leave per year if employed on the first day of the payroll year; sick leave and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee's group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at (under the Benefits) for detailed information.

Who Can Apply:

Current full time, classified City of Omaha employees in the Traffic department who meet the qualifications and requirements.

How to Apply:

Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Contact Points:

City of Omaha, Human Resources Department

1819 Farnam, St., Suite 506

Omaha, NE 68183

Phone: (402) 444-5300

Fax: (402) 444-5317



Examination Information:

The examination will consist of a training and experience form designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. The training and experience form will be given to candidates who have had their applications reviewed by a recruiter and accepted to test for the position. The form must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Department by August 4, 2020 (passing score 60%). Final eligibility list will be an overall score with the Training & Experience form weighted 100%.

Veteran Points: To claim five (5) points for Veteran's preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional five (5) points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 8/4/2020.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competencies and skills:

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology using standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks

  • Knowledge of the standard methods, materials, tools, and practices used in performing the duties of the assigned area

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards present in the assigned area and the precautions necessary to prevent them

  • Knowledge of the geography of the City

  • Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operations

  • Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software

  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise subordinates engaged in their assigned duties

  • Ability to communicate with other employees and the general public to direct work operations and to respond to citizen complaints

  • Ability to understand sketches and area maps

  • Ability to read and write the English language

  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the general public

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures, and guidelines

Essential Functions: (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.)

  • Maintains accurate work schedules, personnel records, progress reports, time and attendance, and other records

  • Plans, schedules, prioritizes, assigns, and supervises the work of subordinates

  • Counsels and evaluates subordinates regarding appropriate work methods, safety precautions, and divisional policies; recommends disciplinary actions against employees in violation of policies and procedures and dispenses approved discipline according to the pertinent union contract

  • Coordinates work projects with other maintenance districts or divisions

  • Investigates and responds to complaints and requests for service from members of the public

  • Oversees snow removal operations

  • Enters data into computer files concerning work orders and the general operations of the assigned area or program and compiles reports from that data

  • Maintains regular job attendance in accordance with a schedule established for the position by the supervisor

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification

  • The following are specific to the designated division: Street Maintenance: Plans, schedules, and supervises the work of crews engaged in conducting street maintenance and repair work

  • Conducts inspections of street repair and maintenance work sites

  • Inspects work performed by utility companies and private contractors to ensure compliance with City specifications

  • Sewer Maintenance: Plans, schedules and supervises maintenance operations, including cleaning, repairing and inspecting sewers and manholes

  • Compiles records of field studies, sewer back-ups, smoke testing, and closed circuit television (CCTV) inspections

  • Manages special projects such as emergency back-ups, pipe repairs, overloads, and contract administration

  • Traffic Maintenance: Plans, schedules, and supervises the installation of pavement markings, sign fabrication, and sign installation

  • Reviews, verifies, and closes work orders after completion of work

  • Reviews and implements provided plans for pavement marking and traffic sign replacement

  • Coordinates acquisition of supplies and equipment

  • Compiles traffic sign and pavement marking materials and labor costs to prepare and coordinate billings for outside requests and projects

  • Parks and Forestry Division: Plans, schedules, and supervises the operations of maintaining park facilities, equipment, playing fields, grounds, and right-of-ways, and the planting, maintaining, and removing of trees and shrubs

  • Identifies trees and shrubs on City property which are in need of special care and maintenance; surveys City streets for dead and hazardous trees and branches

  • Supervises the use, maintenance, and minor repair of equipment, supplies, and vehicles

  • Plant Maintenance: Directs the operation of the parts departments at the wastewater treatment plants

  • Communicates with supervisors regarding emergency parts orders and shipping delays

  • Oversees repair and preventative maintenance on vehicles

  • Administers petty cash fund

  • Conducts annual parts inventories

  • Facilities Management: Monitors and inspects the work of subordinates engaged in providing maintenance and repair services to City-owned facilities

  • Estimates the costs of remodeling and renovation projects

  • Determines methods and materials necessary for each job; orders all construction materials and tools

  • Building Maintenance-Handyman Program Plans, schedules, and supervises the work of crews performing building maintenance and repair work

  • Coordinates acquisition of supplies and equipment

  • Compiles records for grants being administered

  • Supervises the use, maintenance, and minor repair of equipment, supplies, and vehicles

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring an accommodation for the examination because of a disability should advise the Human Resources Department a minimum of 48 hours prior to the examination by emailing

For a complete description of this job classification go to the City of Omaha's website at

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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City Maintenance Foreman II - Traffic Signage

City Of Omaha