Streets Superintendent
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Performs a variety of duties associated with maintenance, repair, and construction of streets, driveways, sidewalks, drainage ditches and City right-of-ways; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides support to an appropriate Superintendent and other upper level staff. 

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Performs assigned lead/supervisory duties, including receiving work schedules from the Superintendent; assigns job tasks on projects to subordinate employees, provides input regarding employee performance; provides employee training in the performance of job duties.
  • Duties associated with maintenance repair and construction of streets, driveways, sidewalks, drainage ditches and city right-of-ways – patch asphalt. Installation and repair of street signs.
  • Clean ditch lines by digging and clear obstructions and debris in drainage ditches.
  • Operates construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks, backhoes, and rollers for a variety of construction and maintenance operations involving streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveways, ditches and right-of-ways.
  • Use concrete cutting and breaking equipment; operate jackhammer; pour and finish concrete; construct concrete forms and perform rough carpentry work.
  • Conducts safety inspections of vehicles and equipment, set up traffic safety devices such as cones, signs, and barricades as necessary. Redirect traffic as needed. Wear protective and safety gear as indicated for the work assigned.
  • Prepares, gathers and transports tools, materials, supplies and equipment necessary to complete work assignments.
  • Cleans and repairs work site upon completion of construction including laying grass, replanting trees, and repairing damaged surfaces.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Assist crew members to complete work orders in a safe and timely manner.
  • May be actively involved in afterhours emergency call-outs and emergency operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Equivalent to a High School diploma or GED. Five (5) years’ experience in maintenance/construction or equivalent experience. Any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid Texas driver's license.
Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive, public works.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures that apply to streets and drainage operations.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Establish and maintain an effective and respectful work relationship with City officials, city staff, vendors and the general public.
  • Demonstrate excellent public relations and customer service skills.
  • Convey a positive professional image by action, communication and appearance.
  • Advanced interpersonal skill to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Some analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and applies knowledge of procedures to fulfill essential job duties.
  • Ability to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Manage emergency situations and use good judgment in determining proper response.
  • Communicate effectively, present ideas and concepts with clarity, and prepare and make effective oral and written presentations.
  • Meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks under pressure.
  • Capably use computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Exhibit regular, reliable and punctual attendance which is an essential function of this job.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Safety standards applicable to maintenance tasks performed in the department.
  • Basic knowledge and familiarity in automotive/mechanical repair.
  • Ability to operate tools and equipment.
  • Contribute to team effort by performing other duties as assigned.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • City procedures and policies.
  • Develop and administer work plans, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment.
  • Operate vehicles and equipment relevant to assigned operations.
Work Environment: 

Field environment; some indoor environments; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; exposure to vibrations, and noise; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work with and around heavy machinery, in or near vehicle traffic; exposure to dust and fumes from operating motorized equipment; possible exposure to toxic chemicals. 

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, bending, crouching, stooping, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle; flexible working hours including some weekends and holidays.