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Streets Supervisor

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Streets Supervisor

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses that are invested in building a greater community now and for the next generation”.

The City of Cedar Rapids, IA is currently recruiting for a Streets Supervisor. 
The salary range for this position starts at $51,937.60 annually. 

The City of Cedar Rapids welcomes diversity in all forms including; race, gender, background, and thought. The City strives for a workforce that reflects the community we serve!

Details on the required qualifications including the complete job description for this position can be found at our website:

The Streets Supervisor supervises the construction, maintenance and repair of the City's street system including street medians, right-of-way and public easements; performs related work as required.
Considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of heavy and light equipment operators, area drivers, drivers, concrete finishers, and laborers.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
Examples of Essential Work:
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the construction, maintenance and repair of the City's streets and related facilities and grounds;
  • Coordinates annual, monthly and weekly work schedules and plans special projects with the Streets Superintendent;
  • Establishes job priorities and time frames for equipment operators, drivers, laborers and concrete workers;
  • Monitors completion of job assignments to ensure compliance with standards and instructions and revises instructions and time frames as necessary;
  • Supplies, maintains and reviews daily employee work orders and other payroll and work records as required;
  • Monitors leave utilization and staffing requirements;
  • Defines, implements, and documents standardized work practices including the type activity, description of work, unit of measure utilizing ENERGOV or similar program;
  • Provides recommendations to existing levels of service of existing or proposed programs;
  • Utilizes ENERGOV to deploy formal work planning and scheduling consistent between work crews;
  • Supervises the seal coating, asphalt lay down, blading, pot hole, street sweeping, and leaf pickup activities to maintain the City's street infrastructure;
  • Supervises water retention basin, drainage, ravine and barrow maintenance and general street maintenance and flood control;
  • Supervises and coordinates snow plowing and collection, sanding and ice removal activities;
  • Inspects medians, right-of-ways and public easements before and after maintenance and repair to insure proper care and maintenance;
  • Coordinates the implementation and continued practice of cost tracking systems and continuous improvement processes; Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
  • Coordinates and interviews prospective candidates for employment and provides recommendation to Streets Superintendent;
  • Supervises preventive maintenance activities for vehicles and equipment and ensures that tools and equipment are maintained in good condition;
  • Trains employees on equipment, task procedures, work standards and proper safety procedures,
  • Inspects streets and related facilities noting areas that require attention and incorporates this work into daily or weekly schedules;
  • Prepares purchase order requests, orders and purchases materials in accordance with Purchasing Services policies and procedures;
  • Conducts project planning and design and monitors for completeness of specification requirements;
  • Develops, plans, and recommends short and long range programs for full depth concrete street, ADA ramp, and sidewalk replacement rehabilitation to the Streets Superintendent;
  • Develops, plans and recommends short and long term programs for asphalt patches, milling, overlays, inlays, sealcoating, or other best practice maintenance methods;
  • Responds to customer complaints and concerns in a timely fashion;
  • Enforces safety regulations and trains employees in proper practices and procedures;
  • Performs highly specialized and skilled maintenance and construction work such as concrete removal, sawing, base stabilization, setting forms, mud jacking, calculates concrete to be used, pours and finishes concrete;
  • Ensures traffic flow at work areas follow established Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) guidelines;
  • Inspects traffic setups for accuracy, maintains traffic control signage including construction signage, cones, temporary no parking signs and delineators;
  • Reviews contractor traffic control devises at various locations and ensures compliance with the MUTCD;
  • Maintains inventory of necessary parts for completion of projects including but not limited to sweeper gutter brooms, concrete steel, vehicle fluids, plow blades, and safety equipment;
  • Ensures frontline staff is performing all work duties and activities in accordance with the City policies, procedures, work rules and bargaining contract;
  • Investigates and recommends corrective action to Street Superintendent when necessary;
  • Conducts timely performance reviews and monitors performance and staffing needs;
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices; Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
  • Performs related work as required.

Acceptable Experience and Training:
  • Graduation from High School or possession of a GED; and
  • Considerable experience in street construction, repair and maintenance, including supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Required Special Qualifications:
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s License.

The City of Cedar Rapids offers a supervisory training curriculum and professional development courses throughout the year.  We believe in upward mobility for our employees and the diversity and size of our organization provides opportunities for advancement.
We offer a generous benefits package that includes: free employee dental care and low cost family dental care, low cost health and prescription coverage, flexible benefits plans, 11 paid holidays, a comprehensive wellness program with free annual screenings for you and your spouse, an IPERS retirement package, deferred compensation, flexible leave and tuition reimbursement.  

For more information on what it is like to experience life in Cedar Rapids or the Corridor area visit or

Visit our website to apply through our “Employment Opportunities” page:

Applications accepted until 4:00p.m. November 24, 2017.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

Assistance provided to disabled individuals upon request

Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Instructions:

Visit our website to apply through our “Employment Opportunities” page: Applications accepted until 4:00p.m. November 24, 2017. Pre-employment drug screen required. Assistance provided to disabled individuals upon request. Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 11/06/17

Job ID: 62453