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*OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE MANAGER
Pay Range GC22

INTRODUCTION

This classification assumes responsibility for management and coordination for the preventative and corrective road maintenance and traffic safety sections of the operations and maintenance division.  The manager plans, manages and coordinates road maintenance operations of the section; assesses program needs then develops, directs, coordinates and evaluates plans and programs; establishes and interprets policy and procedure; develops and monitors section budget; supervises support staff. Incumbent may serve as division manager in the absence of the manager.

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

1. Manage the corrective and preventative road maintenance and traffic safety programs of the division; coordinates with other division and department programs; plans and evaluates procedures and programs; develops short- and long-range goals, objectives and evaluation of the program; prepares and monitors section budget.  Establishes and interprets policy and procedure.

2. Supervises support staff; offer technical assistance as needed.  Ensures programs are in compliance with Federal and State regulations.  Assumes accountability for work performed within the section.  Is involved in selection, training, and evaluation of staff.  Interprets policy and procedure.

3. Provides project review; coordinates with other department staff, contractors, vendors regarding scheduling and cost estimates.

4. Assures citizen complaints related to department activity are properly resolved, either solving personally or assigning to support staff.

5. Researches and prepares variety of records, statistical and costing reports, involving statistical data and analysis to support projects, equipment usage and replacement and staffing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of:  Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, equipment and techniques used in road construction and maintenance; thorough knowledge of all road related equipment; thorough knowledge of laws and safety rules pertaining to road maintenance and construction; considerable knowledge of road sign and vegetation management; considerable knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of cost accounting, purchasing and budgeting procedures. Skill in:  Preparation and presentation of reports. Ability to:  Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilizing problem identification and resolution techniques; establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; supervise section operations and support staff; plan work schedules and meet established deadlines; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, federal and state agencies, other agencies, committees, advisory boards, vendors, contractors and the public.

Education, experience and training:  Seven years progressively responsible experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads which includes two years supervisory experience.  At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications:  Coursework or experience in civil engineering, construction technology.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

Work is performed under the guidance of the operations and maintenance division manager.  The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice.  Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems.  Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service.  Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within department policy and procedures, federal, state and county rules and regulations, road construction reference materials, OSHA regulations, personnel rules, bargaining union contract.  Employee interprets guidelines and recommends changes or adaptations of guidelines to meet specific problems. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in the office and in the field; may involve bending, hearing alarm and voice conversation, lifting up to 35 pounds, pushing, pulling, standing, stooping, twisting and walking.  A considerable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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