February 1, 2013   Req. #029-13   Pos. #7230-61


Public Works/Operations/Stormwater
        Salary Range: $11.57-$22.46 Hourly*

The purpose of this position is to assist the Stormwater Division by supervising jail inmates performing labor intensive tasks associated with maintaining Public Roadways, Right-of-ways, and Stormwater Conveyance Systems. At Leon County, we strive to do more, and to do better, with less.  This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven culture.  Leon County government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities.  Because we maintain a very lean staff, there are few opportunities for employment and high competition for job openings.  However, those we hire are entrusted with significant responsibilities and opportunity for growth.  Because of this, we can hire only the very best.  That means candidates who not only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our communityís resources.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  An employee in this position determines work procedures for efficient and effective outcome; assigns specific duties to subordinates and assist in solving work problems; trains inmates, and enforces county, DOC and Leon County Sheriff policies; maintains daily work schedules, timesheets and attendance records; maintains records of individuals performances; determines type and amount of tools and materials needed for each function; directs crew members in individual job tasks; monitors work both in progress and upon completion; communicates job tasks needs to work crew from work order and verbal instruction; instructs inmates in the use of chainsaws and chipper and monitors their performances; insures that work zones are safe and safety equipment is used; plans and insures that stormwater facilities are cut and mowed in a timely and esthetic manner; trains inmates in the performance of Roadway, Roadside, and Stormwater maintenance activities; trains inmates in the proper method of laying sod; trains inmates in operation of riding mowers, weedeaters, and edgers used in their assigned tasks; chips and hauls debris from work site; monitors crew performance; insures vehicle is safe and in appropriate operating condition; drives vehicle from work sites and jail; insures that water, safety equipment and tools are in place; and safely and efficiently picks up inmates at the jail and returns them at the end of the day.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires graduation from a high school or equivalent and three years of job related experience; which includes one year of supervisory or coordinative experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Must possess the ability to read and interpret job functions from a written work order; ability to act and make decisions in stressful situations; ability to supervise subordinates; ability to operate a school bus or crew work cab truck; ability to lift heavy objects; ability to determine equipment and materials needed; knowledge of proper mowing techniques; knowledge of safe tree felling techniques; knowledge of safe maintenance practices; knowledge of chainsaw operation and maintenance; and skills in communicating with subordinates and the public. Requires knowledge of Florida traffic laws.  Must possess a valid Driverís license with a favorable driving record at time of hire.  Must have successfully passed the written exam for a Class B Commercial Driverís License with an N endorsement.  Must secure a Class B Commercial Driverís License with an N endorsement within 90 days of being hired.  The successful applicant will receive Supervisory Inmate training provided by the County.  MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FOUR, 10 HOUR DAYS.  This position will work Monday - Thursday.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 15, 2013
*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

Reasonable accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at http://www.leoncountyfl.gov.   Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:  boatwrightl@leoncountyfl.gov.  A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013.   APPLY online, in person or by mail to:

Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.