VILLAGE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 7323
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is involved in planning and directing the operations of a village public works department in the care of public roads, waterways, grounds and buildings. The incumbent may oversee refuse collection. Supervision is exercised through lower level personnel; and is reviewed through discussions and reports by the Mayor and the Village Board. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Plans and conducts preventative maintenance program for village streets and buildings;
Plans and conducts the construction and maintenance of sumps, manholes, storm sewers, culverts, catch basins, canals, mooring facilities, etc;
Maintains a program for planting, spraying, fertilizing, trimming and removing trees and shrubs on village right-of-way;
Recommends the acquisition and supervises the maintenance of automotive and mechanical equipment such as trucks, asphalt sprayers, leaf loaders and snowplows;
Maintains cemeteries, parks and playgrounds and takes measures to preserve lakes and ponds.
May oversee refuse collection.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of administrative principles and practices; thorough knowledge of techniques and methods of road construction and maintenance; ability to delegate authority and to plan, schedule and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to conduct and maintain effective public relations; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by New York State with a Bachelor’s Degree, and two (2) years of supervisory or administrative experience performing in at least three (3) of the following areas: maintenance of roads, waterways, grounds or buildings, or refuse collection; or,
b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and six (6) years of experience performing duties in at least three (3) of the following areas: maintenance of roads, waterways, grounds or buildings, or refuse collection; two (2) years of this experience must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,
c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).