Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
91330 08 ST J3 C 718-06 09/25/2015
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JOB CODE: 91330

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Highway Maintenance job series describes work in the administration or management of maintenance programs in the Department of Transportation.

DEFINITION: This is responsible work in supervising the maintenance of highways and bridges or tunnels and in administering highway and bridge or tunnel maintenance programs in an assigned area of a county maintenance organization.

An employee in this job serves as an assistant to the county maintenance manager or the tunnel maintenance manager, and is responsible for all maintenance activities occurring in an assigned area of a county maintenance organization. Within the assigned area, work involves the development of long range and short range plans and programs for the county maintenance organization to accomplish during planned and emergency highway and bridge, or tunnel maintenance, construction, and reconstruction activities. Work also involves the coordination of short range plans; the review of work schedules; the organization of maintenance crews; the acquisition and monitoring of permits and environmental clearances; the control of materials, equipment, and supplies; the administration of contracts to accomplish maintenance work; and the overall management of field activities including field visits and review of maintenance work performed by foremen or tunnel maintainer supervisors. An employee in this job may also negotiate, develop, prepare, evaluate, and monitor agility agreements with local government and related public service organizations for the sharing of maintenance services. Work is characterized by participation in field visits, weekend rotations, emergency and incident management in accordance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) protocol, and environment compliance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and the District’s Strategic Environmental Management Program (SEMP). Work is assigned in the form of program goals and objectives, and the employee exercises considerable independence and judgment in planning, scheduling, and completing the work. Supervision is received from the county or tunnel maintenance manager and considerable latitude is allowed in planning and carrying out work programs. Work is reviewed upon completion for attainment of county maintenance program goals and objectives and for overall quality.


     • Work in the county maintenance organization is distinguished from the lower level by the independent responsibility for managing crews in an assigned portion of a county.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Develops programs, estimates, and plans for various maintenance operations, including surface treatment, surface patching, aggregate stockpiling, snow removal, bridge maintenance and construction.

• Develops programs, estimates, and plans for cleaning, maintaining and repairing highway tunnels and tunnel equipment and other projects.

• Develops preliminary drafts of long range, annual, period, and weekly work plans for seasonal construction and maintenance programs for approval by a higher level manager.

• Supervises general maintenance crews, specialized crews, or both in the performance of highway and bridge maintenance activities and minor construction projects.

• Supervises electrician foreman and tunnel maintainer supervisors in the performance of maintenance and repair activities of a highway tunnel.

• Manages incident management and emergency management activities for assigned portion of the county.

• Manages and monitors environmental clearances and permits for highway and bridge construction and maintenance activities.

• Conducts periodic inspections of highway, bridge, or tunnel conditions and inspects work of subordinate supervisors including operational activities and practices.

• Reviews and recommends action to be taken on estimates and requests for authorization of funds, personnel, materials, and equipment requirements on a seasonal and annual basis and for the planning of future work.

• Manages all requisitions or purchase orders for materials and equipment and prepares correspondence and reports.

• Coordinates the inspection of contract construction and maintenance work.

• Develops, prepares, negotiates, evaluates, and monitors agreements with local government and related public service organizations for the sharing of maintenance services.

• Meets with representatives from local government and public service organizations to discuss projects and to develop work priorities.

• Assists in planning and scheduling of various maintenance operations throughout the county.

• Travels to field sites in remote locations.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of methods and materials used in the maintenance and construction of highways, bridges and other structures.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the administration of a maintenance program.

• Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of heavy construction equipment used in the construction and maintenance of highways, bridges, or other structures.

• Ability to operate motor vehicles.

• Ability to develop and implement a maintenance work schedule.

• Ability to analyze and interpret written information and numerical data.

• Ability to interpret highway construction plans and specifications.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These may not be evaluated by the State Civil Service Commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.):

• Knowledge of the Department of Transportation’s county maintenance measurement tool.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Knowledge of safety policies and procedures.

• Ability to manage staff engaged in highway maintenance activities.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• One year of experience as a Highway Maintenance Coordinator, Roadway Programs Coordinator, or Transportation Construction Manager 1;


• Six years of technical experience in highway maintenance, highway construction, or maintenance of heavy equipment used in highway construction projects;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• All positions require possession of a valid PA non-commercial Class C driver’s license or equivalent.