carolyn.delgrande
Jan 10

Street Maintenance Worker III - City of Carlsbad

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THE POSITION:

Carlsbad - The Community:  The City of Carlsbad is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space combine with world-class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, excellent schools, and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Covering nearly 40 square miles, the City of Carlsbad is currently home to about 113,000 residents. Thanks to an award-winning growth management plan, the city's infrastructure and services keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life.

The Position:  Under general supervision, this position operates heavy power-driven street maintenance equipment as a major assignment and performs the most skilled public works maintenance, construction, and repair work. A position in the Street Maintenance Worker III class is distinguished from lower level maintenance classes by the responsibility for frequently operating heavy power-driven construction equipment, and assuming lead supervisory responsibility for small work crews.

The Recruiting Process:   If selected to move forward, there will be a written test the week of February 11, 2019 (date TBD) and an oral board the week of February 18, 2019 (date TBD).  Candidates selected for the oral board will be notified soon after the written test.  Candidates must be present at the City of Carlsbad facility to take the written test.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operate a motor grader and other heavy power-driven equipment in the maintenance and construction of City streets, curbs, gutters, parking facilities and sidewalks as a major work assignment.

Cut, level, slope and otherwise finish grades under construction.

Operate tractor, trucks, rollers, backhoe and other equipment.

Dig and backfill ditches and excavations.

Perform minor maintenance and repair on assigned equipment.

Supervise and perform painting or stenciling of such traffic directional markings as crosswalks, safety loading zones, parking and center lanes, and railroad and school crossings.

Insure that cones and signs are installed properly to control traffic for safety purposes.

Supervise and perform skilled carpentry and masonry work.

Requisition and purchase materials and supplies.

Maintain records of work performed and supplies used.

Install and remove concrete and asphalt on streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and other public facilities.

Coordinate assigned area of responsibility with other City departments and divisions.

Supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of:

Tools, methods, and materials applicable to specialized area of assignment.

Operation and maintenance of power-driven equipment such as motor graders, tractors, backhoes, and rollers.

Tools, methods and materials used in street construction and maintenance work.

Safe work practices and procedures.

Ability to:

Operate assigned equipment with skill and safety.

Supervise and perform skilled work within area of assignment.

Work effectively without immediate supervision.

Perform heavy manual labor.

Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

 

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Three years of experience in construction and maintenance work, including some experience and training in the operation of heavy power equipment such as graders, tractors and rollers, and at least two years experience performing duties similar to those of the Street Maintenance Worker II class. Necessary special requirement: Possession of a Class A California Driver's License.

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