Street Lighting Supervisor

  • 005403

SUMMARY: Under limited direction, schedules, supervises or provides specialized electrical services in the installation, maintenance and repair of street and municipal lighting and other equipment for the City; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Interviews, trains, motivates, assigns, evaluates work, and disciplines employees according to established City procedures. Conducts performance appraisals.
  2. Supports and actively promotes the City’s safety programs.
  3. Schedules and supervises the installation, maintenance and repair of street and municipal lighting and other equipment.
  4. Coordinates projects with outside contractors, inspect completed work to ensure proper work performance.
  5. Maintains inventory of necessary parts and equipment; initiates purchase orders for parts, tools, and equipment.
  6. Assists in annual budget preparation and monitors monthly expenditures.
  7. Performs various duties in the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of streetlights, circuits, and wiring.
  8. Maintains inspection and repair records for street and municipal lighting and other equipment.
  9. Climb utility poles in easements to install or repair service drops.
  10. Consults with engineers on new construction of street lighting circuitry and reconstruction of existing circuits.
  11. Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices.
  12. Responds to emergency calls for service on a call-out basis and works outside normal working hours as needed.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of high voltage electrical services and repairs to street and municipal lighting and other equipment.
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the installation, maintenance and repair of street and municipal lighting and other equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and circuitry.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of personnel principles and practices.
  • Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
  • Skill in scheduling and prioritizing manpower and projects.
  • Skill in reading and following blueprints, asbuilts, and engineering drawings.
  • Skill in researching and gathering information related to vendors, contractors, equipment and supplies.
  • Skill in resolving day-to-day questions and problems regarding equipment, materials, methods, and procedures needed to complete projects.
  • Skill in analyzing information of considerable difficulty and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Skill in oral communication in one-on-one and group situations.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions, both in the air and on the ground.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, and walk, and balance, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED and five (5) years related experience, including one (1) year of lead/supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. Commercial driver’s license Class B with Air Brake certification.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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