Maintenance Supervisor III
Alachua County, FL - Alachua County, FL

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Graduation from high school or equivalent and three years experience in parks, building, grounds, or road and bridge maintenance/construction, including one year of supervisory and/or lead-worker experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license at time of employment. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check are required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.

Position Summary:
This is highly responsible supervisory work overseeing and coordinating construction and maintenance tasks for the Alachua County Department of Public Works.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for supervising inmate and employees work crews and construction equipment used in road and park construction and maintenance. Work includes direct supervision over a large number of unskilled and semi-skilled employees.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion.

Examples of Duties:

Projects the amount of materials, equipment and employees necessary to complete work scheduled; schedules crews, materials and equipment in a manner to maximize cost savings and efficiency.

Responds to citizen complaints regarding service and citizen requests for services.

Uses transit and level to establish and maintain proper grades.

Conducts orientation of employees on all types of equipment maintenance procedures and on-the-job safety practices.

Troubleshoots problems with design plans of projects or problems with the worksite itself.

Works with Road Superintendent, Assistant Road Superintendent and the Engineering Office in determining best construction methods based on soil type and land features.

Submits requisitions for equipment and materials. Controls the storage and issuance of materials, supplies and equipment.

Maintains various written records related to assigned projects.

Supervises, plans, directs and controls the work related activities of inmate and employee Laborers and Equipment Operators; review the work for adherence to department rules and regulations.

Recommends the hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates.

Approves leave slips and covers schedule as needed.

Responsible for inmate and employee work crew adhering to applicable quality and safety standards.

Conducts performance evaluations under the direction of the Assistant Road Superintendent; counsels as necessary.

Directs the work performed by Maintenance Supervisor I's and Maintenance Supervisor II's; reviews work for adherence to department policy and procedures.

Provides hands-on training to inmate and employee labor crews in the proper use and operation of all equipment utilized under the supervision of incumbent.

Performs related work as required.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. 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.


Thorough knowledge of the methods, operating procedures and types of equipment used in road construction and/or maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards in labor work and equipment operation and the necessity of applicable safety precautions.

Considerable knowledge of operating characteristics and maintenance requirements for construction equipment.

Considerable knowledge of equipment, supplies and employees necessary to perform various maintenance tasks.

Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques and personnel management.

Through knowledge of Department of Corrections policies, rules and procedures as related to inmate work crews.

Skill in computer operations including pertinent software applications, i.e.MS Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as specialized systems used by the department/division.

Ability to manage a major construction and/or maintenance work unit.

Ability to plan, direct and control the workload of crew consisting of approximately 15-20 employees daily.

Ability to coordinate a number of inmate and employee work crews involved in various projects.

Ability to plan, schedule and supervise personnel and equipment.

Ability to understand, interpret and transmit/communicate as well as follow written and oral instructions on a daily basis.

Ability to read and interpret working diagrams, sketches and simple blueprints.

Ability to analyze current working practices and make recommendations to improve them.

Ability to supervise operational employees, enforce disciplinary procedures and effectively appraise employee performance.

Ability to keep accurate records and prepare detailed reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to perform manual work on occasion and the ability to work out-of-doors under adverse conditions.

Ability to provide training to inmate and employee labor crews on current codes, ordinances, and statutes.

Ability to operate all machinery utilized under supervision of incumbent.

Ability to provide training to inmate and employee labor crews in the proper use and operation of equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, and is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.