The work involves responsibility for supervising a large work force engaged in road maintenance activities in an assigned section of the county highway system. An employee in this class is responsible for coordinating and supervising a number of maintenance crews and public works equipment in reconstructing, resurfacing or doing general maintenance and reconstruction work on county highways and for grounds maintenance within an assigned geographical area. This employee exercises supervision through subordinate crew leaders. All work is performed under the technical supervision of the Highway Maintenance Supervisor but employees are expected to supervise work in their districts with a minimum of direct supervision. Does related work as required.




Supervises, through subordinate crew leaders, labor crew engaged in reconstructing, resurfacing of highways, extending or building shelters, or doing a variety of maintenance tasks on county highways and grounds.

Makes frequent inspections of highways in district to determine maintenance needs of surfaces, shoulders, structures, drainage facilities, dangerous trees and road signs, assigns employees to make such repairs as can be made at once; makes a report of major deficiencies to superiors; investigates all accidents on highways within assigned area.

Checks daily with various maintenance cress to insure that work is proceeding according to plan and to resolve any problems that may have arisen; requisitions gravel, sand and other materials; requisitions equipment parts; keeps simple inventories of materials on hand; records location and purpose of materials used.

Supervises snow removal, sanding of roads.

Supervises the asphalt patching of roads, and the clearing of road rights of way and general grass mowing.

Instructs road crews in use of road building equipment.




Thorough knowledge of methods, operating rules, and equipment of road maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of types and uses of public works equipment related to highway construction, reconstruction and maintenance operations.

Good knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of all typical public works construction equipment.

Good knowledge of the maintenance and repair characteristics of the road network within the county.

Good knowledge of effective supervisory techniques.

Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of large labor forces and to effect satisfactory schedules and results in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to understand, interpret and effectively carry out written or oral instructions.

Ability to keep records and make reports.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.






Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Bridge Maintenance Crew Leader, Traffic Signal Repair Supervisor, Bridge Construction Supervisor, Safety Training Instructor, or Highway Shift Supervisor.


Open Competitive:


Five (5) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in highway maintenance or construction work, including snow and ice removal, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: At time of appointment, possession of a valid Class A or Class B Commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle being operated. Eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.


Possession of Excavator Certification is required to perform excavation duties in accordance with New York State General Business Law. Certification must be obtained during the probationary period. Training will commence upon appointment. Eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.


7/2020 Revised