Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
91020 05 ST J2 N 643-41 06/09/2004
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06/09/2004 91020


DEFINITION: This is supervisory work involving the supervision of workers performing highway maintenance activities.

An employee in this class supervises the work of a highway maintenance crew performing manual labor and operating medium and medium-heavy weight equipment. Work is differentiated from that of the next lower level by the presence of supervisory responsibility for standard technical operations in maintaining and repairing highways, shoulders, guide rails, drainage systems and routine signing according to prescribed performance standards. Routine signing operations include clearing brush around signs; installing sign posts; erecting and replacing regulatory, warning and guide signs, state route (SR) markers, and delineators; and replacing small pavement markings. Employees determine what equipment and materials are necessary for an operation and arrange to obtain them. Employees are required to keep records of personnel, equipment, and material costs. Crews may be responsible for all types of standard maintenance for an assigned section of highway or may perform a group of related operations. Crews are normally assigned a snow removal section during winter months. Work is usually of a recurring nature for general crews and on a priority basis for specialized crews. General instructions are received from a higher level maintenance
supervisor and work is reviewed upon completion for adherence to standards.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Supervises a crew engaged in removing and replacing damaged guide rail and posts, and installing new protective barriers.

Supervises a crew engaged in general maintenance activities in a small geographic area including placing shoulder materials.

Supervises a crew engaged in drainage repair and replacement.

Supervises a crew engaged in patching bituminous highway and bridge surfaces, routing and sealing cracks and joints, and sweeping roadway and bridge surfaces.

Supervises a crew engaged in erecting snow fence, plowing snow, applying anti-skid and de-icing materials, and removing obstructions from culverts and inlets.

Supervises a crew in shoulder cutting, installation and cleaning of drainage pipe, and similar activities to reduce water damage and erosion.

Participates in developing anticipated work schedules.

Travels to worksite with Assistant County Maintenance Managers.

Operates a light truck to transfer crew and to perform duties.

Requisitions any material or hand tools required and orders the dispatch of equipment required to accomplish assigned responsibilities.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

Attends PennDOT's basic engineering skills training and the Leadership Academy for Supervisors.

Employees in this class may participate in the performance of their subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the methods, materials, specifications, equipment, and tools used in highway construction and maintenance.

Knowledge of maintenance and construction safety rules and precautions.

Knowledge of the principles of effective supervision.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of a group of unskilled and semi- skilled workers and equipment operators.

Ability to develop and follow a work schedule and oral and written instructions.

Ability to present instructions clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain accurate records of work performed and prepare technical reports.

Ability to read basic plans and drawings.

Ability to input and retrieve data using a computer.

Ability to make decisions based upon weather, job situations, materials, manpower, and community acceptance.

Ability to work long hours, frequently under emergency conditions.

Ability to lift and move heavy objects and to work under adverse weather conditions.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year of experience as a Highway Foreman 1;


Two years of experience in the performance of lead work or skilled tradesman duties on a highway maintenance or construction project;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid Class C Pennsylvania Driver's License.