Job Details

Transportation Maintenance Supervisor (3 vacancies)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/22/2019

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on May 22nd, 2019.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
This is a full-time, non-represented position that participates in the non-rep group 2 benefit offerings.
Competitive compensation package:
Annual Salary Range: $68,795 - $92,875
Hourly Pay Rate: $33.07 - $44.65
Generous paid time off package, including:
• 16 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick leave accrued per month
• 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
Medical and Retirement Benefits:
• Receive employer paid retirement contribution into your PERS/OPSRP account
• A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage with affordable monthly premiums
• A Choice of Dental Plans with affordable monthly premiums
• Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefits
• Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay (starting after 5 years of service)
• A variety of optional benefits (see Benefits link below)

The Transportation Maintenance Division within the Department of Transportation and Development is looking to hire three (3) dynamic and experienced Transportation Maintenance Supervisors to manage staff with traffic control projects and activities, road construction and maintenance, bridge construction, maintenance and repair, and equipment management. Incumbents must have strong supervisory skills, attention to detail, be adaptable to change and have the ability to stay calm under pressure. We are hiring Transportation Maintenance Supervisors in the following functional areas: Traffic, Roads, and Bridge Maintenance. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their specific skills, qualifications, and interest when applying.
Please note that the most competitive candidates will possess a blend of industry specific work experience (in Traffic, Bridge, and/or Roads) with strong supervisory and leadership experience that demonstrates a lead by example model, strong communication skills, experience having difficult conversations, demonstrated good decision making and judgment skills, and experience applying a collaborative, team focused work style. If you enjoy public sector work, you are passionate about Transportation Maintenance, and want to work for a great employer, apply today!
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a supervisory and/or management role providing direction, setting expectations, assigning work, coaching, training, hiring, preparing and reviewing performance appraisals, correcting performance deficiencies and recommending corrective actions
• A minimum of three (3) years of experience inspecting roads, bridges, traffic control, and/or drainage systems for deficiencies
• Thorough knowledge of MUTCD manual, occupational hazards, safety precautions and safe operation of construction and maintenance equipment
• Knowledge of Federal, State and local statutes, regulations, laws rules, ordinances and codes relating to road structures, road drainage systems, transportation system construction specifications, environmental quality
• Project Management experience
• Experience researching and compiling data or gathering information for reports, cost estimates, etc.
• Experience providing excellent customer service to a multitude of stakeholders
• Experience preparing work plans and assisting with budget preparation
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills that translate into:
o exercising tact, diplomacy and political awareness in all aspects of the job;
o collaborative, team-oriented approach to work;
o effective active listening skills;
o effective problem solving skills;
o ability to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations;
o ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally
• Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders (ex. contractors, officials of government agencies other County employees and the public.)
• Subject to 24 hour "on call" availability
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Bridge Construction/Maintenance supervisory experience
• Traffic Maintenance supervisory experience
• Experience managing effectively within a union environment
• OSHA Safety Training Certifications
• IMSA Certifications - signs and signals
• Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, TRIO …)
• Knowledge of surface water management and drainage systems
• Experience working with an inventory management system
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

1. Plans schedules and manages projects; identifies construction and maintenance requirements within area of responsibility; determines efficient staffing levels and requisitions labor, equipment and supplies; ensures the completion of projects as scheduled.
2. Develops, budget and annual work program for assigned functional area; participates in developing Division annual and supplemental budget; prepares cost analyses, time estimates and detailed material specifications; explains cost variances; determines optimal alternatives to transportation activities; approves and monitors expenditures for assigned functional area.
3. Hires and supervises regular and temporary Transportation Maintenance staff; provides quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
4. Oversees the annual inspection and inventory management of County transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, traffic control systems, road surfaces, culverts, guardrails, curbs, etc.); identifies hazards, determines maintenance requirements, and prioritizes activities based on condition and funding; responds to public inquiries and investigates complaints; determines and implements appropriate corrective action.
5. Ensures compliance with safety procedures and environmental quality regulations; reviews safety concerns and suggestions with management and assigned staff; assists in planning and implementing safety training programs; supervises the handling and disposal of construction materials and hazardous substances, such as asphalt, oil and herbicides.
6. Responds to emergency road and bridge hazards, such as fallen trees, chemical spills, snow and ice, mud slides and flooding; recommends and implements road, bridge, and ferry closures.
7. Represents the County with local government agencies, cities, advisory boards and the public; coordinates intergovernmental problem solving and cooperative activities; responds to inquiries and investigates complaints.
8. Oversees operations requiring conditional use permits; ensures compliance with permit requirements.


Working Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in construction, maintenance, inspection and repair; structure and condition of all County roads, bridge, traffic control systems and related drainage systems; pavement and bridge maintenance systems; fleet management practices; traffic control systems; surface water management and drainage systems; Federal, State and local statutes, regulations, laws rules, ordinances and codes relating to road structures, road drainage systems, transportation system construction specifications, environmental quality; right-of-way, excavation and grading; occupational hazards and safety precautions; safe operation of construction and maintenance equipment; principles and techniques of supervision and budgeting; participative management theories; general principals of physical and natural sciences.
Skill to: Prepare and administer budgets; prepare schedules and cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects; supervise the completion of projects within established time and budget guidelines; read and interpret contracts; interpret blueprints, plans and specifications; inspect roads, bridges, traffic control, drainage systems for deficiencies; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; ensures specifications, equipment and projects compliance with County, State, and Federal requirements; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and county staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, officials of government agencies other County employees and the public.


Duties require on-site visits and exposure to loud noises, heavy equipment, hazardous materials, busy road traffic, slippery and/or uneven surfaces, and adverse weather conditions. Incumbents perform after-hours emergency response to road closures on a callout basis.


This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD.

Clackamas County only accepts fully completed online applications. Applications indicating see resume or left blank may be deemed as incomplete and therefore inactivated. Additionally, responses to open-ended questions will be reviewed and scored based on the quality and content of the response.
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


• Must be able to work weekends, holidays, nights and be subject to call back as required/scheduled.
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.

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