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Douglas County  5210
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Pay Range GC19


This classification has supervisory responsibility for support staff and operations of a maintenance district; special projects, surfacing, bridge, solid waste or traffic safety section of the operations and maintenance division of the public works department. Duties performed are organize, schedule and supervise work activities; participate on short-and long-range planning and budgeting. Incumbents may serve as manager in absence of maintenance manager.

The Supervisor 1 is distinguished by the performance of standard and routine road maintenance operations.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Supervise and coordinate work activities of section support staff; offer technical and physical assistance as needed, and determine best solution when problems arise. Ensure work is in compliance with appropriate regulations. Assume accountability for work performed within section. Is involved in selection, training, safety instructions and evaluating of staff. Establish and interpret policy and procedure.

2. Assist manager in short- and long-range planning and coordinating operations of assigned section; and special projects; confer with manager regarding projects; provide technical advice; ensure personnel, equipment and supplies are available to complete assigned projects; report progress and receive further assignments. Participate in budget planning, project cost estimates, equipment specifications and purchase of materials and supplies.

3. Inspect assigned roads, roadsides, bridges, landfills and transfer sites to identify potential hazardous conditions and recommend corrective or preventative maintenance or construction projects to correct the problems.

4. Oversee and coordinate work of contractors.

5. Represent the department to the public and other agencies and answer complaints, remedy problems and explain county policies and procedures regarding department policy and procedure.

6. Issue permits to contractors and others for the installation of utilities and culverts within right-of-way and inspect installations to ensure conformance to County standards.

7. Maintain records and reports including time sheets, fuel and materials expenditures, purchase orders, equipment reports, vegetation and traffic control devices, etc.

8. Inspect equipment and coordinate with fleet management for service and repair.

9. Serve on an on-call status for emergencies.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, equipment and techniques used in highway maintenance and construction, chip sealing; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and safety rules governing operations of motor vehicles and equipment on county roads; thorough knowledge of bridge carpentry, materials, methods and equipment used in bridge maintenance; through knowledge of solid waste regulations, procedures and laws governing disposal; thorough knowledge of weed and brush control chemicals and methods; considerable knowledge of maintenance standards of vehicles.  Skill in: Safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools used in section of responsibility.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; plan, coordinate and direct the activities of employees to attain high quality and efficiency in work; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; work independently and manage time efficiently; keep records and prepare reports; interpret policies, rules and procedures to employees and the public; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, public agencies, utility representatives, contractors, vendors, committees, advisory boards, community groups and the public.

Education, experience and training: Five years progressively responsible experience in road maintenance and construction work which involves two years supervisory or leadworker experience OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. Some positions may require possession of a valid Oregon commercial driver's license and/or special licensure or endorsements.

Desirable qualification: Knowledge of and ability to use computer equipment and software. Traffic safety position - Bachelor's degree in agriculture.


Work is performed under the general direction of the maintenance manager, bridge/special projects manager or environmental operations manager. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within departmental policy and procedure, federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; personnel rules, union contract, right-of-way and straightline manual and guidelines, flagging manual, work zone traffic control book, blueprints, road specifications, OSHA regulations, etc. Guidelines are generally applicable with adaptations made to meet specific problems. Any deviations or unusual problems are referred to the supervisor.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed at various sites throughout the County: maintenance districts, bridges, landfill and transfer sites, and roads. Physical demands include bending, climbing on rough terrain, crawling, hearing alarms and voice conversations, gripping with hands, kneeling, lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, standing, walking and working with hazardous chemicals and materials. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is required.

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