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									         Pierce County                                          Classification Description

                                 WORK CREW SUPERVISOR
Department: District Court-Probation                                        FLSA: Non-Exempt
Job Class #: 105300                                                         Represented: No
Pay Range: 0K04

Classification descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties
performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within
the job.

GENERAL FUNCTION: This is responsible supervisory work. An incumbent in this
classification is responsible for directing subordinate front line employees, offender crews and/or
specific work programs in general landscaping, grounds maintenance, construction, and general
upkeep of properties in Pierce County. This position also acts as the liaison with outside
agencies and other County departments.

   Assign, supervise, mentor, and evaluate work of Work Crew Chiefs including take
     corrective action and/or make recommendations for discipline; participate in recruiting
     and unit administration, to include recommending procedures, program planning, and
     equipment forecasting.
   Complete written performance evaluations of Work Crew Chiefs.
   Determine equipment inventory availability and maintenance.
   Serve as the unit liaison with outside agencies and other County departments.
   Maintain program records, and both weekly and monthly program statistics, determines
     crew member eligibility and schedules
   Review court orders and direct placement of offenders on Work Crew within the
     parameters of the court order.
   Conduct criminal history record inquiries and interviews offenders to determine
     appropriateness of placement.
   Collect, receipt, and secure program fees.
   Monitor and prepare reports to the Court regarding offender completion or failure to
     comply with the Court’s directives. May appear in Court regarding offender
   Conduct periodic on-site reviews of work projects insuring proper methods, including
     proper supervision and safety practices.
   Train and familiarize Work Crew Chiefs to job requirements and expectations.
   Conduct Crew Chief meetings as needed.
   Coordinate equipment requirements including safety, inventory, maintenance, storage, and
     procurement specifications.
   Coordinate with representatives of other units, agencies, and departments in the
     identification of work projects. Evaluates projects and site feasibility.
   Identify potential fund sources and effectively present program information to outside
     agencies and other County departments.
   Perform Work Crew Chief functions whenever absences necessitate.
   Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees
     and the general public.
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   Maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work
     hours at assigned worksite.
   Meet travel requirements of the position.
   Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working
     conditions of the position.
   Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED & EXERCISED: Receives general direction from Probation
Manager. Employee has full supervisory responsibilities over Work Crew Chiefs 1 and 2. Work is
reviewed periodically through work completed, reports and meetings.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described herein are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the
position. A Work Crew Supervisor works mostly in an office environment. Travel to and from
work sites is required. Incumbent may be exposed to inclement weather occasionally. They may
have indirect contact with offenders/inmates on a daily basis and may be exposed to a variety of
potentially volatile and dangerous situations. Work Crew Supervisor may be required to defuse
confrontation and/or physical altercations, and call for emergency assistance when necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described herein are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the
position. This classification has a variety of physical requirements of varying degrees based on
numerous differing work circumstances. Required physical activities include walking, standing,
sitting, digital dexterity, talking, hearing and seeing. A Work Crew Supervisor may be exposed to
physically confrontational situations. Required physical activities during those times are
running, jumping, twisting, balancing, climbing, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping,
crouching, reaching, lifting, carrying, dragging, throwing, pushing/pulling objects and people.

Knowledge of:
    Criminal justice system and community resources.
    Interviewing and motivation techniques, basic counseling methods.
    Various communication styles, human behavior, cross cultural diversity and group
    Personnel management.
    Standard safety procedures and precautions.

Skill in:
      Operating and maintaining small equipment and tools required for outdoor projects.
      Strong computer skills.
      Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to promote cooperation; set, communicate and
        enforce limitations.

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Ability to:
    Assist offenders in their efforts to comply with court directives by setting, communicating
       and enforcing limits.
    Be organized and work effectively in a high stress environment.
    Utilize various computer software applications to access/process information and prepare
       required correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner.
    Evaluate outdoor work projects for necessary equipment, timelines and assignment of
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, offenders, other
       agencies and the public.
    Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
    Work effectively and productively with others.
    Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural,
       ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.
    Effectively coordinate, perform and complete multiple duties and assignments
       concurrently and in a timely manner.
    Meet the travel requirements of the position, if any.
    Physically perform the essential job functions of the classification.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY: Three years experience in landscaping,
construction or other related position and two years of supervisory experience is required. Any
combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the required knowledge
and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position may substitute for the recruiting
requirements. A Bachelors degree with major course work in sociology, psychology, criminal
justice or any other related field that provides the necessary education/skills in dealing with
human issues as well as competence in making decisions and using discretion and judgment is
highly preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License and
have evidence of a safe driving record. Ability to successfully complete a behavioral
characteristics assessment and Pierce County Probation background investigation is required.
Current CPR\First Aid certification or ability to obtain certification within 90 days of hiring is
required as a condition of continued employment.


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