CLASSIFICATION:† ASSISTANT HIGHWAY PATROL FOREMAN
Class Code:† 0475-14††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date Established:† 11-03-68†††††††††††
Occupational Code:† 5-3-7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date of Last Revision:† 6-15-04
BASIC PURPOSE:† To assist in performing and supervising work performed by Highway Maintainers on the state highway system.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
∑ Assists in the planning, assigning and supervision of work performed by a crew of Highway Maintainers on an assigned section of highway.
∑ Assists in performing maintenance functions on buildings, guardrails, signs and posts including the installation of culverts, drains, snow fences, catch basins and curbs.
∑ Supervises and assists an assigned crew in mowing, brush and tree removal from roadsides, removal of trash, dead animals and rubbish left by motorists; cleaning of catch basins, ditches and culverts and patching and paving road surfaces.
∑ Operates power mowing machines, maintenance trucks, loaders, backhoes and other types of light highway maintenance equipment; operates a snow plow and ice control materials spreader.
∑ Assists in investigating applications for driveway permits and makes recommendations regarding the adequacy of the driveway construction plan.
∑ Assists in maintaining time, attendance and records production and performs other bookkeeping and reporting functions as required.
∑ Assists in hiring equipment and operators during winter snow removal and summer construction and maintenance activities.
∑ Performs maintenance functions within department rest areas as required.
∑ Consults, implements and adheres to regulatory requirements related to safety, environmental and industry standards.
Skill:† Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge:† Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact:† Requires responsibility for contributing to agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units.† Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.
Supervision:† Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions:† Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
ASSISTANT HIGWAY PATROL FOREMAN
Physical Demands:† Requires performing regular job functions in an adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments.† This level includes work-related accidents or assault.
Communication:† Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action.† This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity:† Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems.† This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action:† Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education:† Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent.
Experience:† Three years of experience in all phases of highway maintenance or general construction work.
License/Certification:† Must possess† a valid Commercial Driverís License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements.† The applicantís Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the Department of Transportation.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS:† Extensive knowledge of the operation, use and maintenance of all equipment used by Highway Maintainers for maintenance and construction work.† Knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to motor vehicle operations.† Considerable knowledge of highway maintenance or construction methods.† Ability to maintain time books, complete cost records and prepare reports concerning maintenance activities.† Ability to train personnel and evaluate the quality of the work performed by Highway Maintainers.† Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the motoring public as well as abutters and fellow workers.† Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:† This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.