Foreman (Concrete/ Street Maintenance)

Department: Public Works
Division:  Streets
Hourly rate: $21.58 – $33.45

General Purpose:

The Foreman performs responsible work in assisting in the direction of street construction and maintenance, curbs, and drainage systems in the city service area. Employee will be responsible for calculating concrete orders and scheduling.  An experienced foreman will need to have demonstrated capability in concrete work such as sidewalks, inlet tops, and all types of curbing will be required; as well as hands on experience with asphalt (hot patch and pothole repair) and basic surveying with level and rod. This position is performed under general supervision – the incumbent normally receives little instruction on routine work and general instruction on new projects and assignments; work is reviewed periodically with primary feedback given with final results. This work is reviewed through observation, adherence to established policies and procedures, and results achieved.

Essential Functions:

NOTE: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Inspect and evaluate work of crews in assigned areas on a daily basis.

Instruct subordinates in the proper operating procedures relative to machine and tool usage.

Inspect, answer, and resolve complaints.

Ensure that employees receive their daily work assignments.

Record data of job measurements and material usage; estimate quantities needed for projects.

Perform other work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of the proper methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in mechanical repair and maintenance work.

Working knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules, and practices and the ability to transmit such knowledge to subordinates.

Working knowledge of City geography and streets.

Working knowledge of the operation of equipment used in repairing and replacing streets, curbs, sidewalks, and drainage systems.

Skill in the operation of modern office equipment, computers, and software, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.

Ability to tow/maneuver small and medium sized trailers.

Ability to supervise groups of workers in daily operation involving various jobs.

Ability to schedule and inspect the work and ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public.

Ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment and to detect apparatus malfunctions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.

This position is performed with working knowledge – the incumbent has ability to recall and apply important and commonly-used information from relevant source documents or information in a particular subject field.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of four years of experience in construction, repair, maintenance, asphalt and/or paving of streets; at least one year of supervisory experience is required.

CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

NOTE: All certifications must be current at the time of application, and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License, Class B or higher with air brake endorsement, or have a CDL Permit and the ability to get the license within six months of hire.

Employee must complete basic Work Zone Safety Certification within six months of hire.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.  

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Physical

This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force repetitively to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.

Ability to ascend/descend stairs, scaffolds, and ladders.

Ability to traverse about a variety of environments and obstacles throughout the city, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ability to position oneself to work in confined or difficult to reach spaces.

Ability to manipulate objects, demonstrate small, precise movements, and operate necessary equipment such as small hand and power tools repetitively or continuously.

Environmental

Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.

Sensory

Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.