Public Works Lead Maintenance Worker
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Public Works Lead Maintenance Worker
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled assignments either in the Streets and Lagoon, Sewer, or Water Division of the Public Works Department; performs construction, maintenance, and repair of City public works facilities, systems, and infrastructure; performs lead/supervisory duties for an assigned crew; and performs other duties as assigned.
This class is the advanced working level in an assigned division of the Public Works Department. It is distinguished from Maintenance Worker II in that it is expected to perform more advanced skill or specialized knowledge of techniques and tools used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of public works facilities, systems, and infrastructure, including the regular use of specialized equipment. Incumbents work independently or as a member of a crew but duties are performed without direct or continuous supervision. The Lead Maintenance Worker is also assigned to lead a crew of Maintenance Workers including making work assignments, training assigned crew members, reviewing work in progress and work completed, and providing input to employee evaluations.
Incumbents assigned to this classification will receive direct supervision and work assignments from a Public Works Superintendent. Incumbents assigned to this classification will direct the work activities of assigned personnel.
The duties and responsibilities listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a full and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

Performs assigned lead/supervisory duties, including receiving work schedules and assignments from the Public Works Superintendent; planning and scheduling the daily work of a maintenance crew as necessary; training, assigning, and monitoring the work of crew members to ensure work is performed according to standards and guidelines; and providing input regarding employee performance.

Receives and organizes work tasks to be undertaken, including determining and securing necessary tools and equipment, crew members, and type and quantity of materials required; coordinating work as necessary with other personnel and/or contractors.

Observes the performance of crew members; provides input into the formal employee performance evaluation process; informs Public Works Superintendent of performance observations on an ongoing basis; recommends individual employee performance improvements.

Within established guidelines, purchases supplies, materials, tools, and equipment; makes recommendations regarding the type and operating specifications of equipment being considered for purchase; assists in the evaluation of prospective equipment.

Keeps a variety of records associated with areas of assignments, including daily work activities performed by dates, times and quantity; completes forms related to the work; provides reports of work status, inspections, jobsite incidents, and employee performance.

Operates hand and power tools, light and heavy construction equipment, and specialized equipment; evaluates and provides input into the purchase of tools and equipment; trains crew members in the proper and safe operation of tools and equipment.

Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs, and installs public works system facilities, processes, and equipment in assigned division including:

Wastewater - Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs, and installs wastewater collection and pumping system facilities, including piping, valves, lift stations, pumps, controls, portable and stationary generators, measuring devices, odor control equipment, closed circuit television, communications systems, specialized wastewater equipment, and related appurtenances to insure efficient operations.

Water - Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs, and installs water distribution system facilities, including piping, storage tanks, meters, hydrants, valves, pressure reducing stations, pumping stations, pumps, controls, measuring devices, water quality testing, cathodic protection systems, communication systems, and related appurtenances.

Streets/Lagoons - Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs, and installs lagoon system facilities, including, piping, storm drains, catch basins, sub-drains, meters, lagoon treatment, pumping stations, pumps, controls, measuring devices, cathodic protection systems, communications systems, and related appurtenances. Installs, removes, and replaces asphalt and concrete. Installs traffic counting equipment, traffic and parking control signs, traffic markings, and red curbs. Operates small powerboats and street paving and painting equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Advanced methods, materials, terminology, and tools and equipment associated with public works facilities and systems construction, repair, and maintenance; applicable laws, methods and practices associated with safe work practices; effective methods of lead and project supervision; effective methods of record keeping; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; applicable computer programs and equipment; business mathematics.
Skill in:  Operating required tools, vehicles, and equipment in a safe and effective manner; creating clear concise written correspondence; operating office equipment, including computers and supporting applications; training and evaluating staff; making accurate arithmetic calculations; determining types and amounts of materials and chemicals required for the work; reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
Ability to:  Listen, understand, retain, follow, apply, communicate verbal and written instructions or directions; obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications; recognize and use safe work practices; provide training and direction to assigned crew members; monitor, assess, and recommend performance improvements of assigned crew members; establish and maintain records associated with the work; make accurate arithmetic calculations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; provide courteous and efficient service to the public; learn, retain, and use technical terminology, equipment, and computer applications; ability to respond professionally and effectively to changing priorities; review and analyze processes, procedures, and policies and make effective recommendations for change; function independently and make decisions based on sound judgment affecting areas of responsibility within established guidelines and consistent with applicable law or code; perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Completion of high school or the equivalent supplemented by a training program in maintenance or construction and supervision.
Experience:  At least three years of experience equivalent to that of a Maintenance Worker II with the City of Foster City Public Works Department.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class “B” driver’s license with appropriate endorsements and continue to meet requirements for renewal.
Certificates:  Qualified Applicator Certificate; Level III Traffic Control Advisors Certificate; CWEA Grade III; AWWA Grade III; and other licenses and certifications may be required.
SALARY:  $6,030 - $7,329 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200