The purpose of this classification is to supervise and participate in manual labor tasks on construction projects within any assigned department and to assist with maintenance and repairs throughout the city to ensure uninterrupted operation and service to businesses and residents.
The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.
Other duties may be required and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.
Supervises daily work of crew workers engaged in construction, fabrication, and installation assignments and projects; directs and participates in maintenance and repair projects as applicable.
Formulates a work plan to accomplish assigned tasks efficiently and safely based on available personnel and equipment; assigns tasks to crews and workers; obtains equipment, tools, and materials required for the project.
Trains and assists staff in performing manual work functions associated with construction project, specifically: installing storm drainage structures and pipe lines, poured in place reinforced concrete structures, water distribution mains, lines, fire hydrants, meters and valves, digging trenches, and locating utilities; assisting with maintenance and repair of same.
Inspects work sites and ensures use of safety equipment; observes condition of workers' health and welfare; ensures traffic warning signs are properly placed and flag persons are in place with proper safety attire.
Maps and measures existing and new water mains and valves; performs flow tests; maintains related records.
Transports, loads and unloads equipment and materials used in projects.
Inspects all equipment to ensure safe and proper operating condition prior to use; inventories equipment, materials, and supplies; ensures tools and equipment remain clean and in good working order.
Performs and/or oversees preventative maintenance tasks including cleaning and servicing trucks and equipment; reports faulty equipment and broken tools for repair or replacement.
Inspects individuals' work and assigned projects upon completion to ensure standards are met.
Inspects departmental machinery and equipment for proper working condition and maintenance; supervises and/or performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment/machinery in good working condition; reports faulty equipment for repair.
Reads engineering and/or construction plans; uses surveying equipment to set and check grades of pipe and ditches; sets up and uses a pipe laying laser.
Prepares and/or receives forms, reports, work orders, or other documentation; completes, processes, and/or forwards as appropriate; maintains records.
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service.
Responds to requests for information from employees, officials, the public or other individuals.
Maintains inventory and related files; orders materials; prepares budget recommendation.
Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of quality services by the Human Resources Department.
Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day to day activities.
Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
Must meet regular attendance requirements.
Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, and managers.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED required; five years of progressively responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operating related equipment or a related field. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Must obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (Class B) within six months of employment. Supervisory experience required. If assigned to the Water and Sewer Department, must possess Grade I or Grade II Water or Wastewater Operator License or obtain Grade I or Grade II Water or Wastewater Operator License within one year of date of hire or assignment. This job classification is considered to be safety-sensitive and is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions
The following requirements are normal for this classification. Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to operate a variety of automated office equipment including computer, calculator, photocopier, telephone, and medium to heavy construction equipment such as boring machine, boom truck, backhoe, pipe saw, chain saw, hydraulic pipe cutters, pumps, pipe locator, valve box locator, service truck, crane truck, dump truck, shovel, pick, sledge hammer, Post hole digger, air compressor, axes, rake, tapping machine, tamp, two-way radio, drafting instruments, measuring wheel and tape, mechanics tools and construction tools. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for very heavy work.
DATA COMPREHENSION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include maps, forms, blueprints, procedural manuals and operational manuals.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange construction, technical, mechanical, and personnel related information, including giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers, assistants, managers, or supervisors as well as communicating with the general public.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of informational, mechanical, construction, technical, and personnel related documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.
Requires the ability to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex construction, engineering, mechanical, technical, and personnel related principles and techniques, to understand departmental policies and procedures, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, calculate decimals and percentages, and determine time. May require the ability to perform basic algebraic calculations.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment which may include drafting instruments, measuring wheel and tape, gauges, and electronic and standard measuring devices.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using construction tools and equipment, mechanical, maintenance/repair or other related equipment necessary to accomplish assigned project and to operate a motor vehicle.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, construction tools and equipment, mechanical, maintenance/repair or other related equipment, motor vehicles, control knobs, switches, etc.
Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
COLOR DIFFERENTIATION: May require the ability to discern color.
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.
City Of Tuscaloosa, AL