Public Works Field Operations Supervisor - Stormwater, Gresham Oregon - Storm Water Jobs

Public Works Field Operations Supervisor - Stormwater

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City of Gresham
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Local Government
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The City of Gresham is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic individual to join our team as the Public Works Field Operations Supervisor for the Stormwater Operations Division of the Department of Environmental Services. This position is represented by the Teamster's local 223. We are looking for someone who is collaborative, communicates effectively with multiple stakeholders both in writing and conversation, and is self-driven. Your passion for public service will be highly valued. The Stormwater Public Works Field Operations Supervisor provides oversight of Stormwater maintenance operations personnel; assigns work to field crews and performs first-line supervisory work related to the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of Stormwater collection systems, Water quality facility's and Public Right-of-way. The City of Gresham, the fourth largest city in the state of Oregon, is located in the Northwest part of the state between Portland and Mount Hood. Our City boasts a proud, diverse and growing population. This position plays an important role in the City's organizational value of public service through its support of city streets. The Public Works Field Operations Supervisor is responsible for leading the work of Senior Public Utility Workers and Public Utility Worker I's and II's in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of the City's Stormwater collection system and Right-of-Ways (including but not limited to Catch basins & inlet structures, UIC's, propriety Water Quality structures , pipe system CCTV inspections, Detention pipe systems, roadside ditching, water quality ponds, rain-garden design & maint. Vegetation, and emergency response) You will organize, plan, schedule and assign work, inspect crew work during and after completion, as well as train and/or instruct personnel on proper use of equipment. You will inspect and sign off on completed projects, read, review, interpret and write various documents and reports for accuracy. The Public Works Field Operations Supervisors will work with the City's Geographic Information Systems and asset management program to ensure accuracy of public works facilities, infrastructure locations and asset conditions. In addition to attending pre-construction meetings; you will perform basic plan review to address maintenance concerns and conformity with Public Works standards, and develop punch lists of deficiencies for new development and Capital Improvement Projects final close outs. You may also operate a wide variety of departmental heavy equipment as necessary and use a variety of hand and power-operated tools and equipment. This position will assist the Superintendent with employee performance evaluations and in the hiring of new employees. Assisting in the procurement and inventory of equipment and supplies; preparing specifications and administering contracts for equipment and outside services; monitoring contract performance will all be key aspects of this role. You will respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner and respond to public calls in an effort to diagnose and troubleshoot issues. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: As a Public Works Field Operations Supervisor, you will provide weekend and holiday coverage to respond to emergencies and may be assigned to "on- call" duties, as necessary. You will participate in the Vac truck on call pager duty rotation. Performing other related duties as assigned will also be required. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work may be performed outside in varying and extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time where employees may be exposed to excessively loud noises from construction equipment, dust, and traffic. Employees may risk physical hazard from mechanical and electrical equipment, exposure to live sewer systems, human debris, drug paraphernalia, hot tar and asphalt, heavy equipment, working in and around trenches, hazardous gases, fumes, paint, chemicals and pesticides. Physical effort may be required to perform heavy manual labor in confined and cramped spaces and uncomfortable conditions, climb ladders, bend, reach, and stand for long periods of time. May be required to lift objects and equipment ranging in weight from 25 to 100 lbs. Subject to 24-hour call back for emergency conditions and availability of rotating on-call assignments. QUALIFICATIONS: •Principles and practices used in Stormwater O & M. •Principles, practices and safety measures of spill response. •Skilled knowledge of the methods, techniques, equipment and materials related to Stormwater Public works operations, construction and maintenance. •Knowledge of Public Works standards and ODOT/FHWA/MUTCD standards. •The city owned utility system and other city owned public works infrastructure, including location and function of related facilities. •Effective and proper safety standards, practices and procedures relating to equipment operation, use of hand and power tools, heavy labor, pesticide application, winter weather operation and spill response. •Effective and engaging supervisory methods and techniques. •Computer systems including city work order/financial reporting systems, technical applications of GPS, GIS, asset management and other specialized applications as necessary. •Basic plan review •Knowledge of the regulatory drivers within the Stormwater industry. •Strong understanding of both collection system infrastructure and right-of-way vegetation management including water Quality facility's. Ability to: •Organize, schedule and assign work, provide lead direction to assigned public works personnel. •Train employees in the safe and effective use of equipment and chemicals. •Write work reports and read and interpret technical manuals, documents, work orders, blueprints, diagrams and sketches. •Maintain records and logs. •Assist with budgeting, procurement, bids and contracting. •Operate heavy equipment and power tools used in public works maintenance operations. •Work in environments requiring the use of a respirator. •Establish and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships with other employees, contractors and the public. •Perform heavy manual work under confined and uncomfortable conditions. •Respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis. •Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. •Physically perform the essential functions of the job. Education and Experience: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:•Graduation from high school or G.E.D and a minimum of five years progressively responsible road maintenance or general construction experience along with specialized education and course work in assigned area of expertise and one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements : •Valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements within 6 months of employment •Public Pesticide Spray Applicator License, Preferred but not required Required to be obtained within the first year of employment:•ODOT Flagger Certification •First Aid and CPR Certification •OSHA Confined Space and Competent Person Certification •Current Nassco certification

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