NATURE OF WORK
This is administrative and field work in the County's Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division in the areas of bridges, roads, sidewalks, drainage, landscaping, guardrails and mosquito control. Work involves supervising the work of the highway and bridge construction and maintenance projects both in-house and contracted; directing the activities of an equipment maintenance program; and ensuring conduct of subordinate personnel adheres to established County and Division policies and procedures. Work of this class is performed with considerable independence and initiative in accomplishing program objectives. Performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, and general observation of results obtained.
Plan and direct the activities of highway and bridge maintenance projects; coordinates work programs and establishes priorities.
Supervise subordinate supervisory personnel engaged in highway and bridge maintenance activities.
Review plans and specifications and be able to estimate costs of labor and materials related to completion of road construction and/or maintenance projects.
Plan and direct the activities of an equipment maintenance program; directs the work of equipment maintenance personnel.
Oversee material testing at site.
Prepare periodic and special reports as required.
Respond to citizen and commissioner requests, either verbally and/or in writing.
Develop work schedules and priorities under direction of the Division Director.
Inspect and supervise the work of County crews and outside contractors engaged for the purpose of Division maintenance, goals, and objectives. Ensures completion of work and projects by County crews and contractors.
Review invoices from contractors and approves for payment.
Order materials and services consistent with County’s purchasing policies. Develop specifications for road construction and/or maintenance projects.
Record and prepare reports of Division activities on a database.
Conduct performance appraisals, employee counseling, and interviews.
Perform related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques used on a public works construction and maintenance program.
Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques used in an equipment maintenance program.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
Thorough knowledge of cost estimating for highway and bridge maintenance and construction projects.
Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of supervision including work planning and control, scheduling, estimating, and directing work.
Thorough knowledge of safe working practices including traffic barriers and controls, and protective devices and clothing.
Considerable knowledge of County techniques and processes for planning, specifying, and requisitioning of materials and supplies through County contracts.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public works administration.
Ability to supervise several work units through subordinate supervisors.
Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of a public works construction and maintenance program, including project lay-out estimates, as well as material, equipment, and personnel logistics.
Ability to identify maintenance problems and develop effective course of action for resolution.
Ability to inspect and supervise work outdoors during inclement weather.
Ability to read highway and bridge construction plans, specifications, and contracts.
Ability to use personal computer and related software.
Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.
Ability to effectively coach and counsel employees.
Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with the public.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; six (6) years of relevant experience in highway and bridge construction and maintenance work, including two(2)years experience in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Ability to obtain and maintain authorization to operate a vehicle on County business is required.
Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
Bargaining Unit: (GSA)-Supervisory
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R03/2015