Streets Superintendent

Notice of Job Opening

Department: Public Works – Streets

Exp. Date: Until Filled

Pay Range: Depending on Qualifications


A person in this role performs administrative and technical work in supervising the construction and maintenance of streets, drains, street rights-of-way, traffic lines and signs. Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and inspecting the activities of 18-25 employees engaged in the construction and maintenance of city streets, curbs, sidewalks, storm sewers, rights-of-way, traffic signs and markings. Day to day operations of the division are carried on through immediate staff supervisors who are charged with the responsibility for the specific areas of operation and with whom the superintendent coordinates and directs division activities. Engineering and technical guidance is received from the Director of Public Services

Examples of Work

  • Supervises staff activities of street, drains and rights-of-way
  • Plans, directs, coordinates and inspects job assignments
  • Selects and requisitions all materials, equipment and hardware used in the functions under his supervision
  • Coordinates use of construction equipment and exchange of personnel with other divisions and departments
  • Instructs staff in the compliance of safety rules and the placing of safety markers at work sites
  • Submits written budget requests to Director of Public Services for approval; maintains budgetary records and adheres to same
  • Records and distributes all purchases, payroll hours and materials used to the proper accounts
  • Administers the selection, employing, promoting, disciplining and training of employees
  • Interviews and screens prospective applicants; selects qualified applicant
  • Conducts performance evaluations and recommends merit increases
  • Resolves disciplinary problems
  • Evaluates and determines the need for specific training in the areas of both job skills and safety for division employees
  • Keeps personnel records on employees
  • Recommends more efficient methods in the various activities in the Street Department
  • Inspects portions of developmental properties under the jurisdiction of the City Code (such as constructions and adherence to specifications for streets, sidewalks, etc. in subdivision)
  • Performs related work as required
  • Makes recommendations for improvements in methods and procedures involved in the Street Department
  • Recommends the need for special equipment


  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Class A commercial driver’s license
  • High school diploma, or GED equivalent, supplemented by any combination of college courses, other training or experience in highway maintenance, construction and other public works activities

Desirable Training and Exerience

  • Graduation from high school, supplemented by college courses pertaining to street construction and maintenance
  • Experience in highway construction or maintenance and other public work activities
  • Supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of street and right-of-way construction and repair
  • Comprehensive knowledge of road construction and maintenance machinery
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and communication
  • Knowledge of business math
  • Skill in detection of needed repairs and servicing of equipment
  • Ability to work courteously and tactfully with fellow employees and the public
  • Ability to effectively operate all equipment assigned to the Street Department
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all people orally or in writing
  • Ability to use the necessary instruments required in street construction and repair
  • Ability to make decisions and follow through to an effective conclusion
  • Ability to work in inclement weather

Physical Demands

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment such as: walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement. The performance of daily duties may require climbing on ladders, operating assigned equipment and vehicles, lifting/carrying/pushing moderate to heavy amounts of weight and verbally communicate to exchange information. May be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours, including evenings and weekends.

Work Environment

Work is usually performed in an outdoor field environment. This results in exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, hazardous traffic and all types of weather/temperature conditions. Work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery and uneven surfaces, as well as, rough terrain is common.

The City of LaGrange has the right to revise this job description at any time. Please sign below indicating you understand your job responsibility and are willing to perform those duties.

General Online Application

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