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City of Reno, NV Public Works Crew Supervisor in Reno, Nevada

Public Works Crew Supervisor


Class Title

Public Works Crew Supervisor

Class Code



$67,814.29 - $95,410.12 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general direction, supervises, assigns, and reviews the work of staff responsible for the maintenance, repair, and alteration of City heavy and light duty equipment, facilities, buildings, streets, sewer lines, and other related infrastructures; using the City's maintenance management system; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff responsible for the maintenance, repair, and alteration of City heavy and light duty equipment, facilities, buildings, streets, sewer lines, and other related infrastructures.

Establish schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures;.

Participate in the selection of maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Schedule daily work activities according to seasonal limitations including snow and ice control, street paving, painting, weed abatement, and various other maintenance functions.

Receive work orders and other requests for maintenance services from various City departments and staff; prioritize requests and order needed materials for completing maintenance functions; schedule work crews according to maintenance and repair needs.

Supervise and coordinate the work of employees providing comprehensive maintenance and repair services in facilities/buildings including; electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, welding/fabrication, roofing, painting, safety/security systems and overall facility appearance.

Monitor work sites and ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; respond to and resolve complex work related or equipment operating problems.

Inspect work in progress and upon completion; detect and correct inefficient utilization of workers and equipment; ensure that work conforms to specifications and is in accordance with City regulations, policies, and operating procedures and practices.

Provides maps and documentation showing changes needed regarding the placement of sewer lines to appropriate City staff in order to have corrections made on maps.

Conduct research to provide information regarding right of way, parcal lines, and easements using City and County resources.

Respond to emergency calls as necessary; provide assistance in fires, floods, chemical spills, traffic signal malfunctions, inclement weather, and accidents.

Prepare specifications for and administer maintenance contracts with private contractors; disburse monies for payment and monitor budget expenditures.

Maintain flow of information for the computerized maintenance management system.

Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities; estimate and requisition materials, parts and supplies in accordance with established procedures.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of public works maintenance and repair programs; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Respond to and investigate public complaints and queries; recommend corrective action as necessary.

When assigned to fleet maintenance, ensure that staff has the latest and most up to date computerized test and diagnostic equipment for heavy and light duty equipment troubleshooting and repair.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of assigned public works maintenance program.

Modern standards, methods, procedures, and policy involved in the maintenance, repair, and alteration of City facilities, equipment, and vehicles.

Methods and techniques of conducting on-site work inspections.

Principles and practices of contract administration.

Principles and practices of project management.

Operational characteristics of a geographic information system.

Principles and practices of electronic data collection, data entry, and data management.

Operational characteristics of a variety of maintenance and repair equipment and tools.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

City standards and regulations pertaining to maintenance and repair of facilities and infrastructures.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, guidelines and regulations.

Ability to:

Coordinate and direct assigned maintenance programs.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff.

Select, train, and evaluate staff.

Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing maintenance services and activities.

Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Schedule daily work activities according to seasonal limitations.

Prioritize maintenance and repair requests and work orders and schedule appropriate work crews.

Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Ensure that work conforms with City regulations, policies and operating procedures and practices.

Prepare specifications for and administer maintenance contracts.

Respond to and provide assistance in emergency situations.

Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.

Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.

Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in public works maintenance and repair or a related field.


Four years of experience in the construction, maintenance, repair, and alteration of City streets, facilities, equipment, and/or vehicles including one year of lead supervisory experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements may be required for some positions.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Standard office setting and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, raw sewer, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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