Operations Assistant Supervisor – Richland Chambers Reservoir

Location: Streetman, TX
Type of Employment: 

Position summary:

Assists Operations Supervisors to ensure proper maintenance of District assets including but not limited to, floodways, right of ways, spillways, dams, and District facilities.

Qualifications required:

  • Two (2) to four (4) years of experience in construction work, equipment maintenance, or grounds maintenance using light and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to perform basic computer operation.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Must possess the math skills to calculate estimates.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid Texas CDL Class A.

Qualifications desired:

  • Tanker (N) endorsement without restriction E highly preferred.
  • General knowledge of surveying, project management, or equipment diagnostics.
  • Associates degree in a related field.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience in a supervisory/project leader capacity.

Functions and responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise a crew who perform duties such as:
    • Landscaping, cultivating lawns, or pruning trees and shrubs
    • Utilizing light and heavy equipment for various jobs
    • Maintaining and repairing various structures
    • Implementing special events
  • The ability to supervise a crew remotely or in the field.
  • Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure conformance to specifications, standards, and contract requirements.
  • Provide workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Research, evaluate, design, draft, and estimate new construction, repair, and maintenance projects as assigned.
  • Coordinate and supervises District personnel, private contractors, and inter-local agency personnel for new construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
  • Plan, schedule, and accurately report all projects and maintenance activities on Maximo CMMS system.
  • As necessary perform inspections and maintenance of floodway, floodgates, dams, spillway structures and right of ways.
  • May transport heavy equipment to and from job sites.
  • May assist with work on the pipeline as needed.
  • Responsible for completion of projects within design, schedule, and budget parameters.
  • Responsible for daily vehicle checks and filling out work request forms if necessary.
  • Responsible for the general cleaning and maintenance of the equipment used.
  • Prepare personnel evaluations.
  • Perform data entry into Lawson system.
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may reside within a computer workroom, reservoir office and/or out in the field exposing the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This position will also work in confined spaces, on water ways such as lakes or rivers, and at various heights.