Road Maintenance Supervisor

Travis County Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 days ago

Job Summary

Are you looking for a Supervisor position in the Road Maintenance profession? Travis County Transportation & Natural Resources is looking for an outstanding Road Maintenance Supervisor in our Roads division. This position is a mid-level position supporting construction activities. Travis County offers competitive benefits, career development opportunities as well as excellent retirement benefits.

Oversees and manages the daily operations of signs and markings programs, including work crews and their crew leaders, performing construction and maintenance work in reconstruction, surface maintenance, traffic control, right-of-way maintenance

and customer service program elements. Plans, schedules, coordinates and prioritizes work, tracks production schedules and materials and resources consumed, and monitors program processes for efficiency. Evaluates and inspects projects and recommends and implements program and process changes, as required. Develops and submits program and project reports to management.


This is the first in a series of two road maintenance-related job classifications within the Maintenance job family. This classification is responsible for supervising road maintenance and construction projects through subordinate, first-line supervisors. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops, schedules, prioritizes, directs, implements and monitors the daily work activities of subordinate supervisors, work crews and other staff performing construction and maintenance work in reconstruction, surface maintenance, traffic control, right-of-way maintenance and customer service program elements.

  • Manages subordinate first-line supervisors, work crews and other staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed, work and safety standards are maintained and schedules are met. Interviews and recommends hires, oversees training and development, assigns and evaluates employees. Counsels employees as necessary to improve performance. Determines necessity of, implements, reviews and recommends disciplinary action or termination of employees, as required.

  • Inspects design specifications on project site for adherence to sound construction standards, overall project design and quality control. Reviews engineering design plans for construction projects for feasibility or practical application as it relates to conditions of site.

  • Monitors, inspects and reports on work performance within programs. Recommends appraisal standard changes based on production analysis and customer service standards tracking. Serves as technical advisor in road maintenance and construction.

  • Prepares cost estimates for road maintenance work and construction projects. Develops and submits program and project reports, periodic production reports, and summary reports to management within appropriate time frames. Prepares and recommends program objectives and budgets for each element assigned, including recommendations for required additional resources.

  • Communicates and coordinates with County staff, citizens, other public and private entities regarding program operations, project coordination, schedules, work requests, traffic control, gas, telephone, water and sewage utility issues and conflict resolution. Responds to public and citizen complaints and work requests by communicating solutions, providing information, resolving road and right-of-way issues, evaluating problems and scheduling required work as appropriate.

  • Reviews and evaluates estimated project work materials and personnel resources needed to complete the annual work plan objectives. Oversees and manages the inventory of materials and supplies to ensure an adequate quantity is available to complete the work projects. Creates and/or approves purchase requests for vendors.

  • Prepares cost estimates for road maintenance work and construction projects. Approves equipment repair recommendations.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

Associate's degree in Construction Management, General Studies, Applied Sciences, Construction Trades or a directly related field AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible road maintenance and construction experience, including two (2) years of supervisory or management experience;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special


Valid Texas Driver's License.


Working knowledge of Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Experience in sign materials, fabrication, installation and equipment.

Experience in pavement marking materials, installation and equipment.

Experience supervising or managing signs and markings work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.

  • Policies, practices, procedures and methods of road maintenance and construction of signs and markings.

Equipment, materials and standards used in the construction and maintenance of roadway signs and markings.

  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.

  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.

  • Texas Motor Vehicle Code and other codes, laws and statutes relating to assigned function.

  • Equipment and tools used in road maintenance and construction.

  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.

Skill in:

  • Managing, training, developing, assigning, coaching and evaluating staff.

  • Managing road maintenance and construction operations of signs and markings.

  • Operating a variety of road maintenance equipment safely.

  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Plan, schedule, prioritize, direct, implement and monitor the work of staff.

  • Plan, schedule and manage road maintenance and construction functions of signs and markings.

  • Safely and correctly apply road and sign construction and maintenance techniques.

  • Estimate materials, equipment and personnel needed for road and bridge reconstruction and maintenance projects.

  • Monitor project progress and develop related reports and statistics.

  • Read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Inspect conditions and recommend effective technical solutions.

  • Manage time well and meet timelines.

  • Communicate effectively.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 10 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, repetitive motion, driving, client/customer contact, and squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to extreme temperatures, outside elements, noise, vibration, contact with dust, fumes and hazardous chemicals, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects and rodents.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 6:45 AM to 3:45 PM; Monday through Friday

Works some holidays, nights and weekends

Department: Transportation and Natural Resources

Location: West Service Center-4501 FM 620 North & East Service Center-6011 Blue Bluff Rd., Texas

Driving, Education and Employment Background Check Required.

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