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Pay Range GC17


This classification, as a regular and recurring part of the job, leads work crew supervisors in the day-to-day supervision of adult offenders performing community service assignments at County Public Works transfer sites throughout the County. Leadworker performs the same duties as work crew and will serve as supervisor in the absence of the work crew manager.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Assist manager in planning the day-to-day work of transfer site attendants; maintain in contact with each attendant by weekly transfer site visits; inspect sites and prepare and submit written inspection report to both work crew manager and public works solid waste manager. Provide on-the-job training and instruction to each attendant in accordance to established (and on-site) written procedures and practices. Ensure safety standards and procedures are maintained at each site and that attendants are trained in safety and emergency procedures.

2. Maintain up-to-date schedules of attendants’ vacation and sick leave; arrange for coverage at respective transfer site.

3. Meet weekly with public works solid waste supervisor in order to keep all parties informed. Represent the program to the public; answer questions and solve minor program problems.

4. Meet with providers; develop work projects with public and non-profit agencies.

5. Review intake information sheets received from the courts. Contact and interview offenders sentenced to work crew and community service regarding work placement. Assign to appropriate providers of work crew; arrange starting date and work schedules.

6. Provide daily supervision to up to 15 adult offenders; assign work tasks; maintain order and discipline within work group. Prepare work crew truck, tools and supplies for the day. Participate in work as needed. Clean truck at end of workday.


Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of human behavior; reasonable knowledge of assigning work and leading a work crew; reasonable knowledge of community resources; reasonable knowledge of and ability to participate in program planning, evaluating and implementing programs to meet specific objectives; reasonable knowledge of forestry, landscaping, carpentry and power tool equipment.. Skill in: Writing clear and concise correspondence, records, reports and statistical data. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; give practical advice and guidance to adult offenders; lead, direct, maintain order, discipline and safety of adult offender work crew; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; relate to a diverse population of people; plan/coordinate work projects with community agencies; apply a practical knowledge of program management to day-to-day activities; safely operate power equipment; work within a team; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures; establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, courts, law enforcement agencies, public and non-profit agencies, the community, clients, families and the public.

Education, experience and training:Two years experience in grounds maintenance or related field which includes supervision of support staff OR satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At the time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.


This classification works with supervision from the parole and probation work crew manager or who assign work orally or in writing. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employee may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within established departmental policies and procedures, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; accepted procedures within parole and probation profession; grounds maintenance standards. Employee uses judgment in determining appropriate procedure. Supervisor is available when unusual problems are encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in an office environment and in the field, which involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. Physical demands may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 35 pounds, pulling, pushing, sitting, standing, stooping, twisting and walking rough terrain and possibly apprehending and restraining hostile people. A substantial amount of daily driving is involved.


1. Lead work crew supervisor works Wednesday through Sunday in order to correspond with the days that transfer sites are in operation. Hours of work will be 7 am to 4 pm; one hour lunch period. Hours may be altered at the discretion of the work crew manager to allow for adequate office or transfer site coverage.

2. High Priority - Wednesday through Sunday the lead work crew supervisor will report to the Roseburg transfer site at 8 am to ensure that the site is adequately staffed for the whole day.

3. If transfer site attendants are unavailable to work at a transfer site, the lead work crew supervisor will fill in at that site.

4. Weekly site inspections will be completed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be designated for project work at transfer sites for the public works solid waste division. Days may be altered, as necessary, at the discretion of the work crew manager.

5. Weekly collect funds from transfer sites. Provide collection documentation to public works – administration.

6. In the event of accidents of employees, public or damage to public/private property, those accidents will be reported to work crew manager, human resources and public works - operations and maintenance within 24 hours.

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