Utility Worker Lead - Streets
City of Bend, OR - Bend, OR

This job posting is no longer available on City of Bend, OR. Find similar jobs: Utility Worker Lead jobs - City of Bend jobs

The City of Bend is actively recruiting for one (1) regular, full-time Utility Worker Lead positions to work in the Public Works Department - Street Division. This opportunity is non-exempt (hourly, overtime eligible) and is represented by the City of Bend Employees Association (COBEA).

It is required that you submit your application, cover letter and resume no later than the closing date and time specified for this job announcement. In addition, be sure to thoroughly complete the application including all relevant education and experience you possess. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Under the direction of a Street Supervisor, this class performs lead worker duties in a variety of systems maintenance or administrative tasks related to the operation, maintenance, repair and inspection of the City’s streets, traffic controls, landscapes, and infrastructure. Primary responsibility for the efficient use of staffing and resources leading the crews responsible for the construction repair and maintenance of the City’s streets and right of way systems. This class is distinguished from the Utility Worker I, II, and III by the on-going and advanced lead duties. This class is distinguished from the next higher level of Street Supervisor in that the latter class exercises disciplinary and confidential personnel issues in supervision of employees in the division.

Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Performs systems maintenance or administrative tasks related to the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of City street, right of way and equipment including paint and signage maintenance.

Serve as a lead to staff; schedules work and staff assignments providing direction and monitoring of work and training activities; disseminates work orders to subordinate staff.

Resolves problems related to maintenance and operation of complex street systems. Confers with others; applies experience, common knowledge, analytical techniques and troubleshooting processes.

Prepares and maintains a variety of records and logs related to maintenance, inspection, repair, and monitoring activities

Complies with safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices; safely operates a variety of vehicles and equipment.

Responds to inquiries and public information requests; investigates and resolves problems; provides customer service and resolves more complex issues in the field.

In an emergency event or an officially declared State of Emergency, responds as directed to ensure the restoration of essential public services, facilities and infrastructure.

May be required to perform work in a confined space, oxygen deficient or hazardous chemical exposure situation requiring the proper fit and use of a respirator.

Participates in the development of division operation, safety and specific program policies procedures and training, data collection systems, budget and/or other related operational items.

Participates in the purchasing of new equipment and/or materials; including evaluating existing equipment; researching and writing specifications for new equipment purchases and services, and monitoring inventory of existing materials.

Responds to system maintenance and or service calls outside scheduled work hours while on call or in the event of an emergency.

This job may include various shift work.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

· Advanced knowledge street maintenance, operation and repair functions;

· Advanced knowledge in the installation and maintenance of asphalt, concrete and other paving surfaces.

· Utilizing Pavement Management Systems including data collection, input and report generation. Underground utility location techniques and methods;

· Occupational hazards and safe work methods as they apply to utility operations;

· Safe handling of hazardous chemicals, tools and equipment utilized in the trade;

· Basic construction principles including compliance with OR-OSHA requirements;

· Customer Service principles including interacting in a professional and respectful manner with city staff and the public.

· Working understanding of ADA and PROWAG

· Working knowledge of MUTCD rules and requirements

· Understanding of pesticide applications and principles

· Working knowledge of irrigation and backflow

· Working knowledge of leadership and supervisory skills including interpersonal relationships and motivation

· Working knowledge of current COB standards and specifications.

Skill in:

· Prioritizing and assigning work;

· The use of keyboards and computer hardware/software ;

· Comprehension and judging distances, spatial relationships, colors and detailed documentation;

· Applying principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions;

· Locating underground utilities;

· Reading and interpreting maps, blueprints, drawings, and schematics;

· Troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing street systems and components;

· Utilizing applicable tools and equipment of the trade including specialized equipment and hand tools;

· Driving and operating light to heavy equipment;

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships as an interdepartmental liaison and responding to citizen inquiries/complaints.

· Interpret, explain and enforce Department policies and procedures.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses

High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) plus one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school, and at least six years of work experience in street/right of way systems maintenance, Public Works functions, construction or other related fields, including two years in higher level of oversight role; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) plus one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school, and at least six years of work experience in street/right of way systems maintenance, Public Works functions, construction or other related fields, including two years in higher level of oversight role; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Certifications and Licenses:

· Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Class A commercial driver’s license with tanker endorsement. Hazmat endorsement may be required.

· Ability to obtain and maintain within 18 months:

· Level I Roads Scholar Program Certification,

· Ability to obtain and maintain within 12 months:

· Hot Mix Asphalt Inspection Certification,

· Environmental and Erosion Control Certification,

· Ability to obtain and maintain within 6 months:

· Flagging Certificate,

· Competent Person Certificate,

· First Aid/CPR Certificate,

· Fork lift Operator Certificate,

· Ability to obtain and maintain within 6 months as requested based on specific assignment of routine duties:

· Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide License,

· Oregon Cross Connection Specialist Certificate

City of Bend, OR - 20 months ago - save job - copy to clipboard