Job Description

Salary: $40,164.80 - $46,092.80 Annually
Closing: 9/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's

Under the immediate supervision of the Division Supervisor and under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent, perform semi-skilled and skilled labor in the maintenance, construction, repair and service work of City streets, right-of-ways, alleys, medians and storm water inlets as well as snow and ice control operations.  May be assigned to any division within the Public Works Department as a substitute for individuals on vacation, sick leave, etc., or during heavy work load periods.  This position is subject to emergency call-outs and must be able to work both scheduled and unscheduled overtime, including nights, weekends, holidays and stand-by, as required.

Position will be filled as a Technician I, Technician II or Technician III, dependent upon the needs of the department and qualifications/experience of the preferred candidate.  
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Technician I (entry level)

  1. Assists crews in performing assigned maintenance, construction, repair, and service work on City streets, right-of-ways, medians, alleys, and storm water drainage systems (inlets).
  2. Learns to operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include and is not limited to concrete finishing, asphalt finishing, asphalt paver, skid steers (milling heads attachments), backhoe, front-end loader, rollers, compaction equipment (jumping jack, vibratory plate), hotbox, crack seal machine, asphalt pavement milling machine, asphalt recycler and brine making equipment.
Technician II (proficient technician)
  1. Independently performs assigned maintenance, construction, repair, and service work on City streets, right-of-ways, medians, alleys, and storm water drainage systems (inlets).
  2. Skillfully operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include and is not limited to concrete finishing, asphalt finishing, asphalt paver, skid steers (milling heads attachments), backhoe, front-end loader, rollers, compaction equipment (jumping jack, vibratory plate), hotbox, crack seal machine, asphalt pavement milling machine, asphalt recycler and brine making equipment.
Technician III (advanced technician)
  1. Plans, prioritizes, reviews and manages scheduled and assigned maintenance, construction, repair, and service work on City streets, right-of-ways, medians, alleys, and storm water drainage systems (inlets).
  2. Leads work crews performing construction and maintenance activities; prioritizes work and determines what equipment and materials are needed to accomplish work assignments; coordinates with other city departments (as necessary) and implements preventative maintenance procedures and schedules.
  3. Reviews and inspects the work of assigned crew to assure work quality and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  4. Skillfully operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities, which may include but is not limited to street sweeping equipment, concrete finisher, asphalt finisher, asphalt paver, skid steers (milling heads attachments), backhoe, front-end loader, rollers, compaction equipment (jumping jack, vibratory plate), hotbox, crack seal machine, asphalt pavement milling machine, asphalt recycler and brine making equipment.
  5. Responsible for training crew in work techniques and the proper use and maintenance of all equipment; including adherence to proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
  6. Responsible for evaluating activities of subordinate street maintenance staff; provides advice, assistance and training (as needed) to correct deficiencies.
KNOWLEDGE

Technician I (entry level)
  • Knowledge of basic math (ex: ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide numbers).
  • Knowledge of general construction materials and practices for highway maintenance.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of safe equipment operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard safety protocols in the performance of essential functions as well as City policies regarding safe work practices.

Technician II (proficient technician)

  • Knowledge of basic math (ex: ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide numbers).
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of street repair, including concrete and asphalt repair, removal and replacement.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of hazards, safety rules and precautions involving the use of heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of maintenance of traffic rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices for highway anti-icing and de-icing and plowing operations.
  • Knowledge of ADA compliance standards.
  • Knowledge of standard safety protocols in the performance of essential functions as well as City policies regarding safe work practices.

Technician III (advanced technician)

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of lead supervision, training and performance evaluation, including safety practices and related record-keeping.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of street repair, including concrete and asphalt repair, removal and replacement.
  • Knowledge of asphalt and concrete mix design and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of street and right-of-way maintenance, vegetation control, removal and related duties.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices for highway anti-icing and de-icing and plowing operations.
  • Knowledge of hazards, safety rules and precautions involving the use of heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of maintenance of traffic rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of safe equipment operating procedures, inspections and maintenance requirements
  • Knowledge of lasers and levels.
  • Knowledge of ADA compliance standards.
  • Knowledge of standard safety protocols in the performance of essential functions as well as City policies regarding safe work practices.

SKILLS

Technician I (entry level)

  • Skilled in the use of equipment, machinery and hand and power tools.

Technician II (proficient technician)

  • Skilled in the use of heavy equipment, hand and power tools; including maintenance practices of such equipment and tools.
  • Skilled in concrete forming, pouring and finishing techniques.
  • Skilled in hot mix asphalt placement and compaction techniques.

Technician III (advanced technician)

  • Skilled in the use of all heavy equipment, hand and power tools used with in the Streets Division.
  • Skilled in concrete forming, pouring and finishing techniques.
  • Skilled in hot mix asphalt placement and compaction techniques
  • Skilled in the use of construction measuring devices and instruments including tapes, rulers, levels and lasers.

ABILITIES

Technician I (entry level)

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations in order to calculate quantities, trends, times, distances, measures and weights.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow simple to complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand basic road maps and City boundaries.
  • Ability to assist in concrete and asphalt repair/replacement; working with heavy materials and materials at high temperatures.
  • Ability to learn the operation of motor vehicles and related equipment in a skilled and safe manner and in accordance with traffic laws and regulations.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow City staff, associates, contractors and the general public.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in completing basic paperwork including work orders, work logs, maintenance logs and time sheets.
Technician II (proficient technician)
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations in order to calculate quantities, trends, times, distances, measures and weights.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow simple to complex oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to understand basic road maps and City boundaries.
  • Ability to assist in concrete and asphalt repair/replacement; working with heavy materials and materials at high temperatures.
  • Ability to learn the operation of motor vehicles and related equipment in a skilled and safe manner and in accordance with traffic laws and regulations.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow City staff, associates, contractors and the general public.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in completing basic paperwork including work orders, work logs, maintenance logs and time sheets.
Technician III (advanced technician)
 
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical specifications and operation manuals for vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations in order to calculate quantities, trends, times, distances, measures and weights.
  • Ability to follow simple to complex oral and written instructions; ability to effectively communicate instructions to technical staff.
  • Ability to establish project priorities, assign work orders, estimate material quantity, staffing and equipment resources required for timely completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to understand simple road maps and City boundaries to establish ownership responsibilities.
  • Ability to operate and maintain all vehicles and equipment assigned to the Streets Division, skillfully, safely and in accordance with traffic laws and regulations; and to diagnose and resolve equipment problems.
  • Ability to operate and train employees in the safe and efficient use of all motor vehicles and related equipment required for completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner and report unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow City staff, associates, contractors and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare reports, including work orders, activity reports and maintenance logs.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK

Technician I (entry level)

  • Assists in the hauling, transportation, loading and unloading of various materials and equipment associated with assigned projects.
  • Assists in asphalt and concrete repair and replacement of streets, parking lots and curb gutters by sealing, patching, filling cracks and painting; sets forms and pours concrete for sidewalks, curbs, driveways, handicap ramps, footings, etc.; lays asphalt; shoots grades and elevations.
  • Assists in weed and vegetation control around guard rails and cleaning of storm water drainage inlets.
  • Performs daily equipment pre-checks and assists in operator maintenance
  • Assists in the general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety.
  • Assists in the establishment of appropriate traffic control including flagging, placing traffic barricades, safety cones, markers or signs to alert motorists/pedestrians of work areas, detours or other potential hazards.

Technician II (proficient technician)

  • Follows schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Participates in the hauling, transporting, loading and unloading of various materials and equipment associated with assigned projects.
  • Repairs streets, parking lots and curb gutters by sealing, patching, filling cracks and painting; sets forms and pours concrete for sidewalks, curbs, driveways, handicap ramps, footings, etc.; lays asphalt; shoots grades and elevations.
  • Participates in asphalt and concrete repair and replacement; weed and vegetation control around guard rails and cleaning of storm water drainage inlets.
  • Follows safety regulations and safe work practices at job sites.
  • Completes work orders, vehicle inspection forms, daily maintenance logs and other documentation.
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety.
  • Establishes appropriate traffic control where directed including flagging, placing traffic barricades, safety cones, markers or signs to alert motorists/pedestrains of work areas, detours or other potential hazards.
  • Exercises the necessary care and caution in handling and/or operating vehicles, equipment and tools related to the performance of essential functions and follows City-wide and department-specific safety policies/practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety, prevention, reporting and monitoring.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary (i.e., sweeping, washing vehicles etc) at the discretion of management.
  • May be called on to respond to emergency situations or after-hours calls as needed for traffic control, repair of damaged utilities, knockdowns, accidents, roadway spills, debris, snow and ice management etc.

Technician III (advanced technician)

  • Develops schedules and methods to accomplish daily assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports including, but not limited to, work assignments, material and equipment costs, safety sheets and preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Plans and recommends materials needed for each work assignment.
  • Identifies equipment needs for each work assignment.
  • Notifies residents and businesses of work being performed, as needed (when working in the impacted area); responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and suggestions.
  • Oversees and participates in the hauling, transporting, loading and unloading of various materials and equipment associated with assigned projects.
  • Repairs streets, parking lots and curb gutters by sealing, patching, filling cracks and painting; sets forms and pours concrete for sidewalks, curbs, driveways, handicap ramps, footings, etc.; lays asphalt; shoots grades and elevations.
  • Oversees and participates in asphalt and concrete repair and replacement; weed and vegetation control around guard rails and cleaning of storm water drainage inlets.
  • Assists in monitoring or coordinating work performed by contractors.
  • Ensures safety regulations and safe work practices are observed at job sites.
  • Completes work orders, vehicle inspection forms, daily maintenance logs and other documentation.
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety.
  • Oversees the appropriate establishment of traffic control including flagging, placing traffic barricades, safety cones, markers or signs to alert motorists/pedestrians of work areas, detours or other potential hazards.
  • Exercises the necessary care and caution in handling and/or operating vehicles, equipment and tools related to the performance of essential functions and follows City-wide and department-specific safety policies/practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety, prevention, reporting and monitoring.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary (i.e., sweeping, washing vehicles etc) at the discretion of management.    
  • Responds to emergency situations or after-hours calls as needed for traffic control, repair of damaged utilities, knockdowns, accidents, roadway spills, debris, snow and ice management etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The primary duties of this position are performed in an outdoor environment and include working in adverse weather conditions, vehicular traffic, and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment.
  • Sufficient hearing ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, emergency signals, vehicle back-up warnings and to communicate with other employees and the general public.
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, technical documents and diagrams.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate power equipment and hand tools.
  • Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects over fifty (50) pounds for varying distances.
  • Sufficient mobility, flexibility, stamina and balance to perform maintenance and repair operations that require, bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching, and other physical exertions.  Work includes climbing and working on ladders and moving over rough or unfamiliar terrain.
  • Ability to perform relatively heavy manual work for extended periods of time and the ability to withstand exposure to variable weather conditions.

Training, Experience, and Qualifications

REQUIRED TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

 All Technician positions (unless otherwise noted):

1.  Any combination of training and experience which will indicate the possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed above.
2.  High school diploma or GED, to ensure the ability to read, write, perform basic math.
3.  Experience in street maintenance or civil construction:
  • Technician I - one (1) year preferred
  • Technician II - two (2) years required; including experience in the operation of heavy equipment
  • Technician III - four (4) years required; including experience in the operation of heavy equipment
4.  National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700 Certification within 12 months from day of hire.
5.  Work Zone Flagging Certification (Technician I - within 24-months from date of hire).
6.  Work Zone Construction Safety Training (Technician I - within 24-months from date of hire).
7.  Snow & Ice Management Course Certification (Technician I - within 24-months from date of hire).
8.  Ability to obtain of annual continuing education training credit:
  • Technician I - four (4) hours
  • Technician II - eight (8) hours
  • Technician III - sixteen (16) hours
9.  Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy.
10.  Possession of a valid State of Ohio Motor Vehicle Commercial Driver's License:
  • Technician I - Class B with air brake and tanker endorsement, or the ability to obtain license within six (6) month probationary period. 
  • Technician II & III  - Class A with air brake and tanker endorsements.

Technician II & III

  1. Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control Training.
  2. Asphalt Pavement Preservation Workshop
  3. Guardrail Installation Training
  4. Introduction to Crack Sealing Workshop
  5. Maintenance of Berms & Shoulders Workshop
  6. Basic Concrete Forming, Placement and Finishing Training
  7. Working with Other Personality Types Workshop

Technician III

  1. Basic Estimating of Highway Work Quantities Training
  2. Principles of Asphalt Pavement Construction Workshop
  3. Basic Plan Reading Workshop Training
  4. Basic Supervisory Training Workshop
  5. Communication Skills for Working Well with Others Workshop

Supplemental Information / Special Requirements

Position will be filled as a Technician I, Technician II or Technician III, dependent upon the needs of the department and qualifications/experience of the preferred candidate.  

This position is part of the Public Works, Utilities, and Parks Association.  Details about the compensation and benefits for this position can be found in the agreement by clicking here.

The class specification which appears above is intended to be sufficient merely to identify the class and be illustrative of the kinds of duties that may be assigned to the position allocated to the class and should not be interpreted to describe all of the duties which may be required of employees holding a position assigned to this class.

The City of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), the City of Delaware will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

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