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Public Works Superintendent
 
JOB CODE:151450
 
PAY GRADE:2230
 
SALARY RANGE:$42,324 - $58,586
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs responsible administrative work directing a major public works field division. Incumbents in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in carrying out their responsibilities, and may be on 24-hour call for emergency situations. Work is assigned orally and by written reports and is reviewed daily through observation and written reports for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Plans, organizes, supervises, and inspects the work of a large number of skilled, semiskilled and unskilled personnel engaged in street, road, bridge, canal, drainage, sewer, right-of-way, and other public works maintenance, repair and construction activities. Supervises the work of subordinate supervisors responsible for the disposal of solid waste as established by DEQ and EPA guidelines. Reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and advises them on policies, procedures, practices and problems of an unusual nature. Confers with other division heads relative to mutual problems, and with property owners, contractors and the general public relative to complaints and requests. Instructs public works supervisors in safety procedures, supervisory techniques, and in operational and maintenance methods, practices and policies. Makes cost and material estimates; prepares budget requests; maintains necessary records for the submission of required reports. Inspects new construction and recommends acceptance or rejection; oversees the maintenance of equipment.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the methods, practices and equipment used in a variety of public works maintenance, construction, repair and operational activities. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to perform heavy manual work and equipment operation. Knowledge of engineering maps and records. Knowledge of administrative techniques related to purchasing, budget preparation and control, personnel and fiscal record keeping. Knowledge of the DEQ and EPA guidelines. Knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic. Ability to plan, organize, supervise and coordinate the work of a large number of workers and crews through subordinate supervisors. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to utilize a computer, including use of standard computer applications, and global positioning systems. Ability to read and interpret sketches, blueprints, specifications and contracts. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, subordinates and the general public contacted in the course of the work. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, and five years experience in public works construction, maintenance, operational or solid waste activities, including two years supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Associate's degree in construction technology/management will substitute for two years of work experience; bachelor's degree in civil engineering or construction technology/management will substitute for four years of work experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require attainment of a Class IV Wastewater Collection Certificate issued by the Louisiana State Department of Health. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license or a valid Louisiana Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, B, or C with appropriate endorsements. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.