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SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
(Non-Competitive except for V-Skaneateles)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsible charge of the public works activities in a village. This is an important village position involving immediate responsibility for varied activities in the field of public works. The particular activities overseen by an individual employee may vary from one village to another, but a function common to all positions is the responsibility for maintenance and repair of village streets. The work is performed under administrative direction from the Village Board in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Superintendent is responsible for seeing that procedures are followed and for work results. Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees engaged in a variety of public works activities. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assignments vary according to individual village
Plans, supervises and participates in the construction, extension and maintenance of village streets and roads;
Directs and assists in the removal of snow and ice from village streets and roads;
Oversees and participates in the operation of various types of motor equipment such as trucks, rollers, snow plows and grass cutting equipment;
Oversees the removal or trimming of trees in the village;
Makes recommendations to the Village Board regarding major projects and the need for materials, equipment and personnel;
Oversees the work of contractors and recommends approval of payment to the Village Board;
Has investigations made when complaints are received regarding any activities of the Department;
May supervise the extension of storm and sanitary sewers and water lines;
May plan and direct the installation and maintenance of water mains, meters, pipes and other fixtures and equipment connected with the village water supply system;
Oversees the care and maintenance of village parks, playgrounds and cemeteries;
Prepares a variety of records and reports.
WHEN EMPLOYED IN THE VILLAGE OF JORDAN:
Responsible for attending all necessary meetings, seminars and conferences to maintain required continuing education per DEC and NYS Health Department requirements.
Responds to all call-outs and emergencies in streets, sewer and water departments.
May be required to perform inspection/monitor work on engineering projects.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, sewers and related village public work activities;
Thorough knowledge of the maintenance and repair of motorized equipment;
Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates;
Ability to read and interpret basic plans, specifications, and blueprints;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Four (4) years of supervisory experience in the construction and maintenance of streets, roads and related public works activities.
When required to perform the duties of a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, must possess a current Grade 2 Certificate from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and a current Grade D Certificate from the New York State Department of Health.