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ASSISTANT WATER MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
63380
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for assisting the Water Maintenance Supervisor in scheduling and implementing the construction, maintenance and repair activities of the Onondaga County Water Authority. The primary responsibility is to schedule and direct the daily activities of work crews. An employee in this class works under the direct supervision of the Water Maintenance Supervisor. Assignments are received through conferences by the Water Maintenance Supervisor and work orders. Work is reviewed by observation of the performance of assigned crews. Direct supervision is exercised over a number of skilled and semi-skilled workers. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Schedules the daily activities of water maintenance crews to insure the most efficient and safe use of equipment and employees.
Oversees and supervises all emergency repairs made by maintenance crews.
Interprets maps, plans and specifications as they relate to the maintenance and repair of a water distribution system through the use of an automated system.
Insures that vehicles and equipment receive preventive maintenance when scheduled.
Requisitions materials and equipment needed to complete projects.
Assists in maintaining a variety of records relating to main locations, materials, vehicle maintenance and personnel.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of a water distribution system.
Good knowledge of the regulations and fundamentals of safety and preventive measures taken to eliminate work related accidents.
Working knowledge of the methods and practices of record keeping.
Working knowledge of the methods and practices of supervision.
Ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints and maps as they relate to a water distribution system utilizing an automated Geographic Information System.
Ability to effectively plan and assign the work of subordinates.
Ability to supervise subordinates.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Promotion:
Two (2) years of permanent, non-competitive class status as a Water Maintenance Crew Leader; or,
Three (3) years of permanent, non-competitive class status as a Water Maintenance Worker II; or,
Three (3) years of permanent, non-competitive class status as an Underground Facilities Locator.

Open Competitive:
Five (5) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the maintenance and construction of a water distribution system, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:
1. When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid NYS driver's license appropriate to the class of vehicles being operated, with appropriate endorsements as required.
2. Must possess a Grade D Water System Operator certification issued by the NYS Department of Health at time of appointment.


02/2017 Revised