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Service Division Superintendent job in Hays

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Organization:  City of Hays
Job Category:  Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Kansas (KS)
City:  Hays
Salary and Benefits:  $49,248 - $64,764


The City of Hays is accepting resumes from experienced applicants for the position of Service Division Superintendent, a division of the Public Works Department. A valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Kansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with Tank Certification and 3-5 years experience required. A college degree is preferred. Applicants must possess excellent supervisory, leadership, communication, organizational and mechanical skills. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the division and the repair and maintenance of City infrastructure including streets, alleys, signs, traffic signals, snow and ice clearing, fleet maintenance and buildings and grounds. All job offers are contingent on passing a physical exam and drug test. Residency within the three-mile planning boundary of the City is required within 180 days of employment. Starting pay $49,248 - $64,764 based on experience. For more information about the job and benefits visit www.haysusa.com. Resumes must include a minimum of 3 references, 5-year salary history, and cover letter. Incomplete resumes will not be reviewed. Resumes can be emailed to jrupp@haysusa.com or mailed to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. Position is open until September 8, 2013. Phone: 785-628-7320 Fax: 785-628-7323 EOE


Under the supervision of the Director of Public Works, the Service Division Superintendent is an exempt position under FLSA.  This position performs administrative and supervisory duties, and oversees the maintenance of City streets and alleys, snow and ice removal, storm sewer and flood structure maintenance, streets, sign and signal maintenance, and fleet maintenance.   This employee should possess excellent supervisory, leadership, communication, organizational and mechanical skills. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS                                                                                                             

  • Supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel;
  • Prepares and monitors the annual budget for the Service Division, Buildings & Grounds, Fleet Maintenance, and Vehicle Replacement Schedule;
  • Responsible for the scheduling of all Service Division crews;
  • Responsible for scheduling and supervising projects to repair and maintain the City infrastructure;
  • Responsible for preparing and completing purchase requests and ordering necessary supplies and equipment;
  • Responds to citizen requests and complaints;
  • Reviews, organizes and implements work schedules;
  • Makes recommendations and develops data relative to capital projects, development issues and infrastructure maintenance;
  • Attends City Commission meetings as requested;
  • Supervises the servicing and repair of departmental equipment and machinery;
  • Interviews and makes recommendations for the hiring of all Service Division personnel;
  • Creates written memoranda and reports as needed;
  • Prepares and makes presentations as directed                                       

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS                                                                                                            

  • Assists with snow and ice clearing and removal as needed;
  • Assists other departments as the need arises;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Experience: Three to five years of similar or related experience is required.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.

Education: A college degree or equivalent experience and training are required.  This position requires a valid Kansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, Tank Endorsement with air brakes and is expected to acquire the appropriate CDL within six months of employment.

Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of street construction and repairs,  signs and signals and equipment maintenance as well as a working knowledge of mathematics and computers are required.  This employee must be able to operate hand tools, trucks, calculators and other office machinery.  The ability to comprehend and interpret maps, plans, schematics, written instructions and reports and strong leadership, supervisory, oral and written and verbal communication and mechanical skills are required.

Problem Solving: Problem solving is involved in this position. This employee encounters problems with equipment malfunctions, personnel issues and citizen complaints.

Decision Making: Decision making is a factor in this position.  This employee makes decisions about resolving personnel issues, scheduling conflicts and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.

Supervision: This position works with limited supervision from the Director of Public Works and exercises supervision over subordinate personnel.

Financial Accountability: This employee is directly responsible for the safe operation of departmental equipment, has the authority to purchase necessary supplies and participates in the annual budget process.

Personal Relations: Frequent contact with the general public, subordinate personnel and other City departments is expected.

Working Conditions: Some adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals, machinery, excessive noise and all types of weather conditions is expected.  This employee must be able to tolerate working around pollens and dust on a daily basis and have the ability to work at varying heights.  Limited exposure to human blood and body fluids is possible.  This position is subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment.

Physical Requirements: This employee performs daily walking, climbing, reaching, kneeling and stooping tasks and operates departmental equipment on an occasional basis.  Determined Work Level: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to50 pounds of force frequently, and not greater than 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly = Level 4 Heavy Work.

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