An employee in this class is responsible for supervising the work of highway crew(s) composed of Highway Maintenance Workers, Trainees, Labor Crew Leaders, Masons, Dispatchers, Laborers and others who are engaged in the maintenance of highways, bridges and adjacent areas and participating in County highway maintenance activities of a physical nature including the operation of highway construction and motorized equipment. The work involves exposure to all kinds of weather conditions. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Highway Maintenance Supervisor.

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.  During the winter, everyone including trainees performs snow and ice control activities, such as operating a single-blade plow or the wing plow in a one-person plowing operation. Winter snow and ice control activities will involve a shift in your normal work hours. The incumbent will perform all related duties 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.

Operates light trucks (less than Twenty-Six Thousand Gross Vehicle Weight Rating); tractor-mounted mowers; patch rollers (less than 9 tons); sewer cleaners; wood chipper; maintainers; forklifts and other similar equipment.

Operates heavy trucks (more than Twenty-Six Thousand Gross Vehicle Weight Rating); Aerial lift trucks, snowplows, with wing (OPP); double wing OPP: catch basin vacuum trucks; self-propelled wideners; large pavement rollers (more than 9 tons); self-propelled street sweepers; front-end loaders; backhoes; over the rail mower windrow loaders and other similar equipment.

Operates truck-trailer combinations (requiring Class A commercial driver license); hydraulic excavators; graders; bituminous pavers; bulldozers; truck-mounted pavement striping machines; track loader, rotary snowplows and other similar equipment.



Good knowledge of methods, materials, tools and terminology used in the construction and maintenance of bridges, roads and adjacent area, including snow and ice control;

Good knowledge of safety precautions used in highway and bridge construction and maintenance

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

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

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 read and interpret plans and specifications, prepare written reports of materials, equipment and labor used;

Good knowledge of effective supervisory techniques.

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

Ability to supervise the work of others and to give clear and concise oral instructions.

Ability to keep records and make reports.

Responsible for written or computed daily work logs including timesheets, route, location and material logs.

Acts as an essential personnel and required to respond to emergency call-ins.

Willingness to work outside under adverse weather conditions.

Willingness to respond to calls on a twenty-four hour basis.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.





Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Highway Sign and Signal Repair Supervisor and or Traffic Signal Repair Supervisor in OCDOT, Safety Training Instructor, or Highway Maintenance Shift Supervisor and or Highway Shift Supervisor in OCDOT.

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.


At time of appointment, possession of a valid Class A 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.


9/2022 Date of original composition