Assistant Road Superintendent

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • 12 Southeast 1st Street, Gainesville, FL, USA
Full Time Construction Design Engineering Skilled Labor Transportation

Job Description


SALARY: $48,401.60 Annually

Graduation from high school or equivalent and four years progressively responsible experience in the construction and maintenance of County highways and streets, including two years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.

 Position Summary: This is responsible administrative and supervisory work assisting with directing road construction and maintenance for the Department of Public Works.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for assisting the Road Superintendent in the coordination and supervision of labor, maintenance crews and equipment while reconstruction, resurfacing and general highway maintenance work are performed.
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observations of results obtained.


Exudes a positive customer service focus.
 Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate supervisors and employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.
Assists with the supervision of all County road and highway operations; and the building and reconstruction of streets and roads.
 Utilizes preventative maintenance programs for roads; makes frequent inspections of all highways to determine maintenance needs of surfaces, shoulders, structures, and drainage facilities; assigns employees to make such repairs.

Checks daily with various crews building, rebuilding and maintaining roads to ensure that work is proceeding according to plan; resolves any problems that arise.
Requisitions gravel, sand and other materials used; requisitions equipment, keeps simple inventories of materials on hand; records location and purpose of materials used.

Directs subordinate supervisors in the maintenance of all County roads, streets, retention basins, drainage structures, and rights-of-way.
 Acts as field superintendent; plans, lays out and supervises all work including building and rebuilding bridges; installing culverts, laying and repairing pipe; dynamite blasting and deepening, cleaning and widening of canals and ditches; and spraying herbicide.

Meets with the public and answers any questions, requests and complaints regarding public works activities in the area.

Responds to requests for information and complaints from the general public.

Contacts local officials about maintenance and construction activities in their areas.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Thorough knowledge of the methods, operating rules and equipment of road construction and maintenance operations.

Thorough knowledge of the types and uses of public works equipment related to street and highway reconstruction and maintenance operations.

Thorough knowledge of effective management principles.

Considerable knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of public works construction equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the maintenance and repair characteristics of the road network within the County.

Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate supervisors and employees.

Ability to plan and schedule personnel, equipment and materials in emergency situations in an efficient and safe manner.

Ability to keep records and make reports.

Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Administrative Support, Architecture Interior Design, Business Analysis, Business Development, Business Unit Management, CAD Drafting, City Planning, Concrete and Masonry, Civil & Structural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Business, General Construction, General Creative Design, Heavy Equipment Operation, Industrial Design, Logistics and Transportation, Managerial Consulting, Project Management, Strategic Planning

Education Requirements

G.E.D., High School Diploma


$48,401.60 Annually