Street Maintenance Crew Leader

City of Tacoma | Tacoma, WA

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Posted Date 3/02/2021

Street Maintenance Crew Leader description

Salary: $33.43-$38.69/ Hour

The City of Tacoma is currently accepting applications for the position of Street Maintenance Crew Leader.

The Streets Maintenance Crew Leader plays a key role in the maintenance and repair of the City's transportation system and it's components. This is a lead worker position for the Public Works Department. An employee in this classification is responsible for leading a crew or multiple crews in the maintenance, repair and construction of City rights-of-ways. Duties include driving/operating a wide variety of equipment and providing training and work direction to subordinates to accomplish assigned duties. Work is performed independently after receiving general instructions from a supervisor.

In the Public Works Street Operations Division, they pride themselves on being both a reactive and a proactive division and they strive to continually improve service to their customers. This goal is reflected in their Mission Statement.

"To be proactive in our approach to maintaining City rights-of-way and respond to the needs of both internal and external customers at the highest level possible."

This recruitment will be used to establish a Civil Service Eligible List that will be used to fill Street Maintenance Crew Leader positions as they occur for a period of one year.

Essential Duties:
Oversee and participate in the maintenance, repair, and construction of City rights-of-way to include streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, roadway base/sub-base, and other related facilities.
Act as the onsite lead worker; enforce safety practices and procedures; instruct on methods for the expedient accomplishment of operations; and control the quality of workmanship, quantity of work produced, and protection of equipment and materials.
Discuss work to be performed with supervisors, assign tasks to individuals at the work site; monitor work in progress at the worksite; direct corrections and modifications as appropriate, keeping superiors informed of any potential performance concerns.
Use initiative and independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines to work effectively in the absence of close supervision; identify and implement effective courses of action to complete assigned work.
Maintain a positive and productive environment ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, goals, and objectives of the City, Department, and Division.
Responsible for enhancing employee performance through establishing and communicating clear expectations and evaluating performance in a fair and professional manner.
Operate a variety of equipment such as but not limited to asphalt paver, asphalt rollers/compactor, tandem and single axle dump trucks, skid steer loader and attachments, crack pouring machine, concrete truck, graders, sweepers, front-end loaders, fork lift and other related maintenance and construction equipment; operate a variety of hand tools in the performance of construction and maintenance tasks.
Plan and establish traffic safety patterns, setting up and removing signage, cones, and barricades as appropriate to ensure job site and public safety.
Maintain accurate records according to established procedures both in writing and utilizing a computer. Learn the operation of computers and various computer software programs.
Respond to emergency calls during work and may be subject to call out during non-work hours to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Street Maintenance Crew Leader description image
Outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions and noise; subject to responding to emergency calls during non-work hours to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
This position requires performing heavy manual labor.
Employees in this class are exposed to road hazards, potentially hazardous materials and equipment.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
An equivalent combination of education, training or experience, which provides the background required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the essential duties of the classification, including two (2) years of increasingly-responsible experience in street maintenance, including operation of light to heavy vehicles and equipment.

Possession and maintenance of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement and without Airbrake restrictions at time of application.
Obtain and keep current Traffic Control Card and First Aid Card.

Knowledge & Skills

Principles of leadership and training
Methods, materials, terminology and techniques used in road maintenance and construction activities
The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles and power equipment used in road maintenance and construction activities
Applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, regulations and guidelines relevant to assigned duties
Office practices, methods, computer equipment and computers applications/software
Methods and techniques for record keeping
Principles of mathematics
Perform skilled road maintenance duties working independently with little direction
Plan and organize work exercising good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
Learn and apply safety rules, regulations and procedures
Train and provide work direction to others in proper and safe work practices
Inspect the work of others and insure quality of workmanship and quantity of work
Read and interpret construction drawings, blue prints, maps and specifications
Interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Operate specialized construction and maintenance, light to heavy vehicles and equipment
Perform heavy manual labor lifting up to 50 lbs. or more
Understand and follow oral and written directions
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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To be considered for this career opportunity:
Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process

Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers.

Examination Process:
Test #1) Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions # 5 and 6 reviewed and scored by a panel of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. This test will be weighted at forty percent (40%) of the total score. Candidates must pass the Experience and Training test with a minimum score of seventy percent (70%) to advance to the Oral Examination. Please note: It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. DO NOT respond with see resume in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score.

Test #2) The oral examination will consist of a panel interview and represent sixty percent (60%) of the total score. During the oral examination, candidates will respond to questions from the panel and their responses will be rated.

Candidates will receive notifications concerning their score at each step of the process.

Those who pass both the Experience and Training test and Oral Examination with a combined minimum score of seventy percent (70%) or higher will be placed on an Eligible List for hiring consideration for a period of one year. Any vacancy that comes up within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List for potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check.

Applicants who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration.

Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical exam, physical ability test, and drug and alcohol screen.

This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 117. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits:
Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment.
Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26.
Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits.
Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26.
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code.
Personal time off.
Paid holidays.
A great pension plan.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability.

The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny:

The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. 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.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.
City of Tacoma
Human Resources Department
747 Market Street
Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Close: March 22, 2021

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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