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2233 - Public Works Supervisor

at Pima County

Posted: 2/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2715293

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Transportation Department with a working schedule of Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

Salary Grade: 54

Supervises, coordinates, and implements public works maintenance and construction activities and contracts throughout multiple work sites for a specified department or major division. This differs from Public Works Crew Supervisor which supervises and participates in the activities of assigned crews within a geographically assigned area.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Oversees maintenance, repair and construction work on assigned sections of highways, roadways, drainage ways, solid waste or sanitary sewerage facilities and structures;
Insures quality control, safety practices and completion of all work performed by work crews, vendors and contract construction agencies;
Schedules and inspects the implementation of annual and periodic maintenance, construction and service contracts for compliance with operating permits, standards and specifications;
Forecasts, projects and/or monitors unit costs and expenditures for supplies, equipment and man-hours for maintenance and construction projects and contracts;
Supervises removal and disposal of snow, ice and debris in assigned areas;
Inspects assigned areas for road damage or roadway hazards and orders repairs of specialized road and bridge facilities/structures, such as guardrails, cattle guards, corrugated pipe culverts, etc;
Coordinates the construction, repair, inspection and maintenance of sanitary sewer or solid waste facilities, wastewater pumping systems, manholes, piping, spillways and catwalks, to include vector, odor and corrosion control;
Coordinates activities involved in the operational maintenance of public solid and landfill waste facilities and authorizes stop-work orders;
Interprets blueprints, construction specifications and engineering drawings and discusses specified construction procedures with affected parties to ensure compliance with contract requirements and industry standards and codes;
May act as Public Works Supervisor-Senior in their absence.
Knowledge of:

  • federal and state regulations and policies, County codes and industry standards applicable to area of assignment;
  • equipment and materials used in public works repair, construction and maintenance;
  • principles and techniques of supervision, training and evaluation;
  • civil engineering principles and practices related to public works construction and maintenance in area of assignment;
  • principles of inspections, testing, environmental monitoring and handling of hazardous chemicals and materials;
  • safety practices applicable to construction and maintenance activities;
  • principles of contract compliance, inspection and implementation.
Skill in:
  • scheduling and directing multiple construction, maintenance and repair operations;
  • operation, servicing, maintenance and adjustment of machinery and equipment for the construction, repair and maintenance of public works structures and facilities;
  • interpreting blueprints, plans, schematics and engineering drawings;
  • supervising and evaluating the activities of public works personnel;
  • performing, recording and reporting results of construction inspection and testing;
  • communicating effectively;
  • measuring productivity and compiling quality control status reports.

Minimum Qualifications

(1) Six years of experience in public works maintenance, repair or construction and two years of lead or supervisory experience in a public works construction or maintenance setting.  (Refer to Special Notice Items.)
(Graduation from an accredited college or technical school in environmental technology, engineering or a related discipline may substitute for four years of the general experience.)
(2) Three years of experience with Pima County as a Public Works Crew Supervisor.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications:

 (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Two (2) years experience working with Maximo.
  2. Two (2) years experience with service contracts, contract compliance, inspection and implementation.
  3. Two (2) years experience with storm response/emergency response.
  4. Three (3) years of supervisory experience or equivalent.
Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and CertificatesValid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Service's review and approval of the candidate's driving record. Some positions may require satisfactory completion of a 40-hour OSHA course in hazardous materials management and certification as a Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) by the Solid Waste Management Association of North America prior to end of initial/promotional probation.  Some positions may require an Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Grade 2 collection system operator certification within one year of appointment.  Failure to obtain/maintain the required licensure/certification/registration shall be grounds for termination.
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Some positions within this classification may require experience in the operation of heavy equipment. Some positions may carry the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, asbestos or wastewater and sewage products, therefore special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to assure employee health and safety.  Some positions may require the ability to enter and work in confined spaces, which may require the proper wearing of individual safety and protective equipment. 
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Some positions require the ability to lift or move equipment weighing from 50 to 100 pounds.  Any additional physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

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