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Road Maintenance Foreman - North Road - Okaloosa County, FL (ID: 320108)

Title Road Maintenance Foreman - North Road
Type Public Works - Operations
Date Posted 2019-01-04
City / Organization Okaloosa County, FL
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Supervises and coordinates the work of assigned personnel (may include inmates) performing maintenance, restoration and construction of roadways, drainage systems and related public infrastructure for the Public Works Department.


Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned crew; ensures assigned equipment is properly maintained and used; may supervise inmates depending on function of assignment.

Assists in the planning and coordination of the construction and maintenance activities for drainage systems, sidewalks, road restoration, bridges, ditches, sea walls and culverts.

Issues daily work orders for maintenance, restoration and construction of County infrastructure.

Organizes materials, plans sequencing of work orders and assigns tasks to crews.

Ensures and provides instruction or training in cutting of roadway, installation of piping, brush removal, use of tools and equipment.

Operates County vehicles.

Oversees adherence to traffic control signage, device placement and safety regulations.

Coordinates and delivers materials, supplies and equipment to work sites.


Inspects work performed.

Maintains time sheets, work order forms, vehicle maintenance records and accident reports; assists supervisor in the preparation of reports and required documentation per projects.

Participates in all facets of work performed.

Assists in construction and maintenance activities.

Assists in the supervision and work tasks of other County work crews within the Road Department and other county departments.

Maintains both voice and eye contact at all times with inmates under charge to ensure both personal and public protection from potential harm; supervises the use of all tools and equipment used by inmates under charge to protect against the potential for wielding such as a weapon.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED; supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years experience in road maintenance, to include broad experience in all facets of road and drainage systems maintenance, restoration and construction, and operation of heavy and complex trucks and equipment; one (1) year of experience in a lead/supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. May require certification to supervise inmates by the State Department of Corrections within 30 days of hire. Requires a valid, class "B" commercial driver license.


Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of hand held and electrical equipment and tools, and light to medium duty construction vehicles. Must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 20 to 50 pounds frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds to constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to perform manual tasks and remain on feet for extended periods of time. May be subject to a certain degree of danger or risk when working in adverse environmental conditions and in varying degrees of road traffic.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of roadways, tools and equipment utilized, and individuals under charge.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions and/or directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read and communicate effectively in Standard English.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; to deal with problems involving concrete variables in or from situations where limited standardization may exist; perform manual labor and machine operations; make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; acquire knowledge of topics related to occupation. Requires the application of principles of influence.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, depth and shape; identify degrees of similarity in form; and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in manipulating small items and tools.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergencies or tight deadlines. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.

Job Post Expiration Date   February 4, 2019

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