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Creek Maintenance Supervisor, (B193835-4), R32, Creek Cleaning

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary Oversees work crews engaged in maintenance of the creeks and City Right-of-Ways. Job Description KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Knowledge of grounds and creek maintenance practices and procedures. * Ability to effectively supervise skilled and semi-skilled personnel engaged in all types of ground and creek maintenance activities. * Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates. * Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with others. * Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. * Ability to project a positive and professional image of the Public Works Department. * Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills. * Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor. * Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff. * Ability to perform strenuous work and routine work. * Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record. * Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo. * Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language. * Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures. * Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of this position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed inside and/or outside. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease and oils, silica, asbestos, etc., dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders and scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working with hands in water, working around machines with moving parts and objects, and traveling by car or van 80% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, operate office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Plans, schedules, and assigns work of subordinate employees; checks and approves on going work; instructs and trains in proper methods and procedures; makes recommendations regarding employees job performance. * Oversees work crews engaged in maintenance of the creeks control; completes necessary reports. * Assures safety policies are followed by subordinate employees. * Inspects work in progress; recommends changes in procedures as necessary. * Works with citizens complaints and responds to complaints. * Recommends the purchase of equipment and materials. * Performs other related duties as assigned. * Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or G.E.D. * AND- At least two (2) years of experience performing creek or ground maintenance, with at least one (1) year in a supervisory capacity. Valid Licenses and Certifications Valid Texas Driver License* * If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment. As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment. Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment. Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable. "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."SDL2017

Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Creek Maintenance Supervisor, (B193835-4), R32, Creek Cleaning, Other , Laredo, Texas

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