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Street & Bridge Operations Technician III

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Street & Bridge Operations Technician III
Job Requisition Number COA077205
Position Number 105928
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Pavement & Infrastructure
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years experience in maintenance and/or construction, including two (2) years experience in operation of heavy duty equipment and/or concrete finishing.


Licenses or Certifications:
Valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Physical Requirements:
Continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, inclement weather, noise, mechanical hazards, fume/odor/dust hazards, electrical hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying/lifting up to a minimum of 50lbs., client/ customer contact, and indoor activity.

Notes to Applicants
  • This position works in the Public Works Department Pavement and Infrastructure Division. This position is assigned to the Sealcoat work group and will assist to complete the sealcoat process to extend the life City of Austin streets. This positon will perform general street, bridge and right of way maintenance, construction and rehabilitation for a large public works department, incorporating standard maintenance, construction and repair techniques to produce a finished product that meets required standards.
    The Street & Bridge Technician III will be required to operate light and heavy motorized equipment for street, bridge and sidewalk maintenance.

  • A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.

  • Driving is considered an essential function of this position, and a valid Texas driver license and current driving record that meets the requirements of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program are required.

  • This position is considered “essential” to maintain critical operations and core services, including public health, safety and utility services, in the event of an emergency. This means employees in this position will be required to report to work even in the event of bad weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances that necessitate an emergency closure of City operations.

  • Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.
Pay Range

$17.93 – $22.32 per hour

Hours

6:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday

Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs.

This position requires a seasonal change to work hours from mid-April through mid-September each year. During this time, frequent overtime is required, included extended hours, overnight and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) work.

Job Close Date
10/18/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Public Works
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 6301 Harold Ct. Austin, Texas 78724
Preferred Qualifications
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • Experience Performing Construction Traffic Control
  • Experience Operating Heavy Equipment
  • Experience operating the following specialized heavy equipment: chip spreader & asphalt distributor
  • Experience conducting pre/post trip inspections
  • Road Work Experience
  • Experience with the seal coat or road overcoat process
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Assists lower level technicians in the performance of tasks as necessary.
2. Operates specialized trucks such as the Hot Mix Patch Truck, Bucket Truck, Concrete Mixer, and Volumetric Cement Truck.
3. Operates specialized machinery such as Asphalt Distributor, Asphalt Paver and Screed, Vacuum Street Sweeper, Milling Machine, Chip Spreader, Crack Sealer, Gradall, Maintainer-Motor Grade, and Mini-Excavator.
4. Operates specialized heavy equipment such as Backhoe/Loader, Pneumatic Roller, Steel Wheel Roller, and Skid Loader; as well as other light/heavy equipment engaged in highly complex road reconstruction as assigned by the division.
5. Drives trucks and trailer rigs, requiring a Class A CDL, to haul equipment and materials. (ex: Oil Transport Trailer)
6. Operates and maintains trucks used for general road maintenance and repair work (ex: pick-up trucks, dump trucks, crew cabs, etc.)
7. Performs preventive equipment maintenance, minor maintenance and repairs to ensure proper operating conditions prior to leaving for the job site (ex:  checks oil, water, fuel, tires, hydraulic system, etc.). Reports malfunctions and repair requirements to the crew lead or supervisor.
8. Operates and performs maintenance on gas/diesel/propane equipment (i.e., pneumatic jack hammer, air compressor, generator, chain saw, lawn mower, weed eater, lawn blower, hedge trimmer, gasoline tamper, walk-behind roller, arrow board, quickie cut-off saw).
9. Performs and may oversee traffic control at job sites; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic; sands bridges, sets forms, builds type III barricades & installs guard rails.
10. Seals roadway cracks, pours and finishes concrete, places hot or cold asphalt mix, and other materials required for general road maintenance and repairs to required standards.
11. Performs and may oversee landscape maintenance; including trimming trees, mowing grass, seeding, laying sod and erosion control.   
12. May assist in assigning tasks during emergency situations such as floods, severe weather, and accidents.
13. Trains lower level technicians and other team members in  preventive equipment maintenance, minor maintenance and repairs to ensure proper operating conditions prior to leaving for the job site (ex:  checks oil, water, fuel, tires, hydraulic system, etc.); in sealing roadway cracks, pouring and finishing concrete, placing hot or cold asphalt mix, and other materials required for general road maintenance and repairs; in the preparation of daily documentation and other forms as required; and on-the-job and skill based training in order to meet team and department goals and objectives.
14. Participates in on-the-job and skill based training in order to meet team and department goals and objectives.
15. Takes the lead in responding to citizen requests; collecting information and forwarding to appropriate personnel for action.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge and application of the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) provisions, as it relates to the job.
 Knowledge of safety regulations and the ability to demonstrate safety requirements in the performance of assigned tasks to include the safe operation of hand and power tools, light/heavy equipment, and two way radios.
 Knowledge and proper use of a surveyor's level to maintain elevation grades on project sites.
 Demonstrates skill and proficiency in street, bridge, and concrete maintenance and repair.
 Skill in producing finished quality maintenance and repairs with minimum rework.
 Skill in multiple facets of concrete finishing: such as broom, exposed, colored and stamped.
 Ability to take a leadership role in enforcing safety measures: ( i.e., crew wears proper safety equipment, and uses required safety devices on jobsites including traffic control barricades and signs, trench boxes, and adequate lighting for work at night).  Checks jobsite for marked hazards.
 Ability to read, write, and follow written, oral and computerized instructions; log onto a computer, complete electronic forms, reports, and on-line training. 
 Ability to train others.
 Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in assigned tasks.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires High School graduation or GED, plus four (4) years’ experience in maintenance and/or construction, including two (2) years’ experience in operation of heavy duty equipment and/or concrete finishing. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Commercial Class A Driver's License or the ability to acquire one by the start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * * The work hours for this position will vary depending on business need, and may require overtime hours extending beyond the end of the regularly scheduled workshift and on weekends. This position is also considered Essential to maintain critical operations and employees in this position will be required to report to work even in the event of bad weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances that necessitate an emergency closure of City operations. Are you able to meet these schedule requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * The minimum physical demands for working in this position are :continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, inclement weather, noise, mechanical hazards, fume/odor/dust hazards, electrical hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying/lifting up to a minimum of 50lbs., client/ customer contact, and indoor activity. Are you able to meet these physical demands with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a Tanker Endorsement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your experience performing construction traffic control.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your experience operating heavy equipment, including the types of equipment and the number of years you have operated each one.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Describe your experience operating the following specialized heavy equipment: Chip Spreader & Asphalt Distributer.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please describe your experience conducting pre/post trip inspections. Include the types of vehicles inspected.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please describe your experience performing roadwork maintenance and repair

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please describe your experience with the Seal Coat or Road Overcoat process.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter