Streets & Sanitation Supervisor

Streets & Sanitation Supervisor

Description :

JOB TITLE: Street and Sanitation Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
REPORTS TO: Director of Public Works


The Supervisor performs a variety of manual and non-manual tasks, both skilled and unskilled. Tasks include but are not limited to general maintenance work, assistance with water/wastewater operations, street maintenance, landscaping and grounds keeping. The Supervisor directs the work of the team members when instructed by the Director or Assistant Director of Public Works.


 Requirements of Work

  • Extensive knowledge in MS4 administration, operation, and reporting as required by statute;
  • Directs the work of team members as instructed by the Director or Assistant Director of Public Works;
  • Sound knowledge of Public Works practices;
  • Knowledge of water/wastewater regulations and laws;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to public works projects;
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, drawings, and specifications, including layouts, blueprints and schematics;
  • Ability to operate equipment such as pumps, motors, backhoes, mowers, meters and sewer cleaning truck;
  • Frequent local travel is required;
  • All other duties as may be delegated by the Municipal Works Board.
  • Must possess a CDL license.
  • Must be available outside of normal business hours to respond to town needs.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Cleans and removes debris from public areas; this includes picking up trash/garbage, brush and other debris;
  • Performs manual and non-manual tasks relating to street, sanitation, and water/wastewater functions;
  • Operates light and medium-size construction and power equipment, such as backhoes, tractors and other maintenance equipment used in the public works department;
  • Mows grass and trims weeds in public areas; ensures that all areas are mowed completely and in a timely manner;
  • Maintains streets and street-related property such as town parking spaces, signage, etc.;
  • Operates snowplows and removes snow during the winter months;
  • Maintenance of municipal storm and sewer systems;
  • Performs meter readings and rereads, installs water and sewer lines, and cleans storm drains and sewer lines;
  • Repairs miscellaneous water leaks, sewer lines, catch basins, yard leaks, etc.;
  • Ensures potholes are repaired in a timely manner;
  • Maintains equipment and tools by cleaning and checking them after use; keeps records relating to repairs, replacements, and maintenance activities;
  • Performs all duties in conformance with appropriate safety and security standards;
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of public works and related personnel and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to build and maintain positive work relationships with management, staff members and external contacts
  • Maintain and updates town with up to date knowledge of state and federal legislation that would impact roadways;
  • Knowledge of town road inventory and maintenance/update of this inventory;
  • Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines and phones.
  • Must meet all duties of a Level III Team Member within 18 months.


 To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.                                           


High school diploma or GED is required with three (3) to five (5) years of experience relating to construction, maintenance and/or repair. This position requires the employee to have a current CDL license or obtain a CDL license within ninety (90) days.

 Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write speeches and presentations. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.

 Math Ability:

This position requires the employee to perform basic mathematical calculations, measurements, and elevations.

 Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Internet software.

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here 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 functions.

 Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday;

Ability to work both indoors and outdoors with exposure to abnormally hot, cold and inclement weather conditions;

Ability to operate heavy machinery such as trucks and electrical tools;

Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail, using strong sensory skills such as good eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity;

Ability to push, pull and move up to fifty (50) pounds;

This position may include exposure to high voltage, to high levels of noise and to hazardous fumes, odors, dirt and dust.


Application for employment

Contact : Lori Kearney

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled