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					CITY OF WALLA WALLA CLASS: PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR, STREET AND WASTE/STORM WATER COLLECTION

CLASS SUMMARY: This is a supervisory position involved in the planning, direction, analysis, management and coordination of an assigned division. Supervisor is directly accountable for implementing City, departmental and division goals and objectives into specific outcomes in the areas of service delivery, programs and policy through the effective and efficient utilization of the City’s human, financial and other resources. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS CLASS:  Has technical expertise in a specific field, typically evidenced by a required degree, license or certification; supervises or provides authoritative advice to technically oriented staff; required to possess some technical competencies outside of field or primary expertise.  Represents division or functional area on specific issues before external/internal customers; defuses potentially troublesome issues related to department policies and procedures; manages relationships with significant external constituencies; resolves significant problems and gathers external feedback through facilitating group processes.  Manages budget(s) of substantial consequence to the City. Under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent exercises discretion in allocating financial resources, including budget adjustments; fiscal management typically includes diverse responsibilities for contract management, dealing with multiple funding sources and complying with numerous specialized funding sources and complying with numerous specialized funding source requirements; develops and implements fiscal management strategies to maximize resource utilization and achieve efficiencies.  Provides recommendations for strategic development of significant programs; implements programs by developing procedures and processes, and by managing resources to achieve program objectives targeted by senior decision makers. Demonstrated Core Competencies for Public Works Supervisors:  Cohesive Team Building  Involves Others  Possess Oral/Written Skills  Building and Maintaining Trust/Respect  Prioritizes  Setting of Realistic Goals for Self and Division  Encouraging and Assisting Others to Succeed  Conflict Resolution  Time Management  Workload Management  Staff Development  Anticipates Future Needs-Strategic Thinking  Flexibility August 2005 City of Walla Walla

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Under the direction of the Operations Superintendent, Public Works, plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the maintenance and repair of City streets, alleys, storm drainage facilities and systems, wastewater mains and services, street signs, street lights and traffic signals, the chemical control and removal of noxious weeds in the right-of-way and other related projects. Perform field inspection of streets and storm drainage systems to determine and schedule needed maintenance; assure compliance with State, federal, local and departmental rules, regulations and laws. Train, supervise and evaluate the work performance of assigned staff. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the maintenance and repair of City streets, alleys, drainage facilities and systems, wastewater mains and services, street signs, street lights and traffic signals, and other related projects; perform field inspection of streets, drainage systems, signs, signals and wastewater collection system to determine needed maintenance, repair and replacement; prioritize workload for prompt completion of emergency and unscheduled work requests. E Train, assign, supervise and evaluate the work performance of assigned staff; recommend employees for promotion, reassignment, discipline and termination according to established City personnel policies. E Communicate with other Public Works Department, Police Department, WESCOMM (dispatch) personnel and the public to resolve issues, complaints, concerns or questions related to division work and activities. E Accurately estimate time, materials, tools/equipment and personnel required to complete work projects; assure proper clean-up of job sites; coordinate material ordering, replacement parts and services needed to conduct the function of the streets and stormwater program; makes decisions or recommendations regarding the priority of needs and how they can be best satisfied. E Prepare division preliminary budget; approve and monitor expenditures within budget; develop and prepare division objectives and long range management goals and objectives for division future and growth; prepare estimates for planned street maintenance, stormwater management, wastewater collection and traffic control projects to allow for acquisition of funds and/or bid comparisons. E Oversee City wide stormwater management utility. E Inspect work in progress; assure projects are completed in compliance with codes, August 2005 City of Walla Walla

Street and Waste/Storm Water Collection - Continued Page 3 specifications, standards, work orders and time schedules; manage and supervise responses to customer service and billing issues in coordination with Finance Division. E Operate a variety of heavy equipment, hand and power tools including backhoe, front-end loader, dump truck, snow plow, street sweeper, pickup truck and others. E Prepare training programs for assigned street maintenance, wastewater collections, stormwater management, signage, traffic signal and street lighting staff including safety policies and procedures, operation and general maintenance of equipment. E Prepare and maintain a variety of records, such as employee work sheets, leave requests work and purchase orders, payroll and others; develop equipment specifications, recommendations for equipment replacement; submit to appropriate personnel and department as required. E Assure compliance with State, Federal, local and department rules, regulations and laws; enforce City codes related to health and safety; assure training in hazardous waste collection and transportation is accomplished to assure the safety of the public and employees; instruct and supervise subordinates in relevant safety practices on the job and at safety meetings; conducts accident and injury investigations to find causes; initiates corrective measures to help prevent future accidents and injuries. E Interact with internal and external customers as needed to resolve issues and concerns in an effective and timely manner. E Investigate and report on equipment accidents; obtain facts, analyze evidence, and make decisions or take actions to correct problems; work with the Equipment Pool Division to ensure the repair and maintenance of assigned equipment. E Inspect and schedule the repair of assigned equipment and vehicles; coordinate the assignment and use of the division's fleet of autos, trucks and equipment; oversees the aggregate inventory of equipment and supplies. E Coordinates the work of subordinate lead workers and crews with the work of other units, departments and utilities; ensures that the required work is completed timely and cost effectively. E Assists engineers and purchasing authorities in writing specifications for required materials and equipment; makes recommendations regarding the surplusing of equipment. E Represent department/functional area on a variety of issues with external constituencies; defuses potentially troublesome issues related to department policies and procedures; manages relationships with significant external constituencies; resolves significant problems and gathers external feedback through facilitating group processes. E August 2005 City of Walla Walla

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Coordinate, integrates, and provides leadership for both standing and ad hoc teams engaged in organizational problem solving, policy development or service delivery across functional, departmental and/or jurisdictional lines. E Provides recommendations for development of significant programs; implements programs by developing procedures and processes, and by managing resources to achieve program objectives targeted by senior decision makers. E Coordinate with County Department of Health and Washington State Department of Ecology to develop, implement and maintain up to date operations plan for City owned Street Waste Decant Facility; assure proper State and County operational permits are in place for the Street Waste Decant Facility; coordinate with Washington State Department of Transportation to assure shared use of Street Waste Decant Facility. E Oversee and coordinate the installation, maintenance and repair of sanitary sewer and stormwater lines, pipe, manholes and service connections. E Schedule, supervise and participate in snow and ice removal activities as necessary; apply sand, salt and chemicals to remove ice and maintain safe winter travel throughout the City. E Oversee and coordinate the chemical and mechanical removal of noxious weeds from the City right-of-way. E Participate in daily street maintenance, stormwater management, wastewater collection and traffic control activities as necessary; make decisions in emergency situations. E As assigned, acts in the absence of the Public Works Operations Superintendent. E Attend a variety of meetings related to the maintenance and construction of streets, stormwater management, wastewater collection and traffic control; attend meetings related to barricading for community functions, such as parades and special events. Perform related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles of supervision, training and providing work direction and work scheduling for subordinate staff. Safety principles and safety awareness; applicable Federal, State and City policies and regulations related to health and safety; proper lifting techniques; safe and proper operation, use and care of hand and power tools and specialized equipment used in divisional operations; work zone safety regulations. August 2005 City of Walla Walla

Street and Waste/Storm Water Collection - Continued Page 5 OSHA and WISHA standards as it applies to assigned responsibilities. Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities. Record-keeping techniques. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Budget preparation, monitoring and control. State and Federal commercial driving regulations. City organization, operations, policies and objectives. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Policies, regulations and processes pertaining to the prevention of sexual harassment and hostile work environments. The value of diversity in the work place and the community. Emergency and disaster response and planning. Basic mathematical skills. Principals of GIS systems; local topography and geography. Operation of light and heavy vehicles and equipment. City purchasing policies and procedures. Methods and practices utilized in city street construction, maintenance and repair procedures, practices and methods utilized in street and drainage maintenance services. Applicable City codes and standards including the Uniform Traffic Control. Street signage and striping. Street light and traffic signal operations. Installation, repair and maintenance standards of sewer lines, pipe, manholes, and service connections. Operation and activities of street and storm drainage systems and facilities. Standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the signal electronics trade. ABILITY TO: Perform a variety of duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of City streets and storm drainage facilities and systems, sewer lines, pipe, manholes, and service connections. Perform a variety of duties in the construction, maintenance and repair of street signs, signals and lights. Train, supervise and evaluate personnel. Prioritize and schedule work. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Assure work projects are completed according to code, specifications and time lines. Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Operate and train personnel in the use and care of specialized tools and equipment used in street maintenance, stormwater management, wastewater collection and traffic control projects. Assure compliance with State, Federal, local government and department rules, regulations and laws. Maintain current knowledge of technological advances of specialized equipment. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Plan, organize, direct, coordinate and participate in the work of subordinates. August 2005 City of Walla Walla

Street and Waste/Storm Water Collection - Continued Page 6 Prepare cost estimates and maintain records and reports. Detect needed repairs and make simple adjustments to equipment. Read, understand and interpret maps, blueprints and drawings. Set-up and maintain basic computer databases, spreadsheets and tracking systems. Develop divisional goals. Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines. Operate a computer terminal using computerized mapping systems, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Select, motivate and evaluate staff and provide for their training and development. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Work independently with little direction. Physically perform the essential functions of the job. Meet schedules and time lines. Observe health and safety regulations. Inspect facilities and systems for maintenance and repair needs. Maintain records and reports related to work performed. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Work courteously and tactfully with customers and employees. On call 24-hour basis to respond to emergencies as needed. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: An Associate of Arts or Science Degree in construction management, pre-engineering or other closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years increasingly responsible experience in street construction and maintenance; or six (6) years of increasingly responsible street construction and maintenance including street signage/striping, traffic signal maintenance, stormwater management and wastewater collections with at least two (2) years in a lead capacity. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid State Class ‘A’ Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement, I.M.S.A. Work Zone Traffic Control Certification; valid Washington State Flaggers certification, I.M.S.A. Signs and Markings Level III certification, Confined Space Entry Certification, Wastewater Collection Certification, First Aid and CPR certifications. Bilingual in Spanish is desirable but not required. WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor work environment; subject to seasonal adverse weather conditions; moderate exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil/grease, gases, hazardous materials including human waste, bloodborne pathogens, hepatitis bacteria; noise from equipment operation; driving a vehicle to conduct work. August 2005 City of Walla Walla

Street and Waste/Storm Water Collection - Continued Page 7 PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and a variety of specialized equipment; climbing ladders and working from heights to trim trees; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; walking and moving over rough and uneven surfaces; balancing in high or narrow places; standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist; lifting heavy objects; heavy physical labor; carrying; pushing or pulling; and kneeling or crouching; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone. Ability to enter and work in confined spaces. Incumbent must be physically fit and possess above average physical agility and stamina. HAZARDS: Regular exposure to sun light, fumes, dust, odors, dirt, oil/grease, gases, raw sewage, bloodborne pathogens, hepatitis bacteria, hazardous chemicals; adverse weather conditions; working around and with machinery having moving parts; working at heights; traffic hazards; working in vehicle traffic; and working with electrical components, underground trench work; confined space entry. EMPLOYEE GROUP DESIGNATION: Non-Represented FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt SALARY RANGE: 120

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___________________________ Department Director

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_________________________ City Manager

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