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Field Supervisor 

Category Operations  


Supervisory fieldwork in Public Works construction and maintenance. Leads a crew to perform skilled work in rights-of-way (ROW) maintenance, roadway maintenance, maintenance, and manufacturing of traffic control devices, including signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, and basic repair of potholes. Duties include the performance of manual labor tasks. This position is required to manage multiple light, medium, and heavy equipment to perform assigned tasks in the ROW and elsewhere as assigned. Trains assigned personnel to perform tasks safely and efficiently.


  1. Functions as Field Supervisor in road and highway maintenance and construction operations. Supervises the construction, rebuilding, and replacing culverts and drainage structures, patching roads, and minor bridge repairs.
  1. Reviews crews' work performing construction and maintenance projects done by backhoes, bulldozers, motor graders, trucks, mowing equipment, other earthmoving and construction equipment.
  1. Contacts the public in the area where equipment and crews are working, making necessary property right-of-entry arrangements. Answers questions regarding concerns, requests, or information from the public about projects. Reports actions and more complex public questions to the supervisor.
  1. Performs equipment operation and laboring duties when not supervising crews. Completes road marking inspections and installation.
  1. Manages and evaluates assigned personnel using the County's employee performance appraisal system and forms.
  1. Investigate, report, and/or perform maintenance due to line of sight concerns.
  2. Performs sign inspections in the field, assessing the general condition and need for replacing signs. Utilizes the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to identify sign location, height, size, and color issues.
  3. Maintains equipment and tools. Mixes paint for highway marking. Operates the striping machine and street sweeper.
  1. Inspects traffic signals for proper operations. Performs general repair and maintenance to traffic signal devices.
  1. Use Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Standard Plans to set up and maintain Temporary Traffic Control using the correct signage and barricades. Design and layout of routine traffic operations projects.
  1. Trains crew members in the tasks and proper operation of construction equipment and temporary traffic control per FDOT standards.
  1. Maintains time and material records. Receives assignments remotely from department software systems via field laptops and/or tablets and creates work orders based on the same. Identifies trend areas from department software systems data sets and makes recommendations to the Operations Superintendent and/or the Assistant Public Works Director – Operations.
  1. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), the position must respond/perform recovery duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and perform on-call duties at any time of day or night as needed for emergency response.
  1. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  1. Face tattoos (from ear to ear and hairline of the forehead to the bottom of the chin) are prohibited.
  1. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the County's offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




    Knowledge of principles and methods of operating heavy road construction type equipment in finish applications

  • Knowledge of practices, processes, and materials used in public works road construction, and maintenance activities
  • Knowledge of the procedures of installing and maintaining traffic control devices
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and operation of all equipment
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to work traffic control
  • Knowledge of the MUTCD and the standard highway signs handbook
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, limitations, and safety precautions of construction equipment
  • Knowledge of tools and practices used in general labor work
  • Skill in cleaning and maintaining equipment
  • Skill in operating light, medium, and heavy equipment
  • Skill in the use of hand tools and power tools
  • Skill in driving a motor vehicle

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.



  • Works outside in various weather conditions with electricity and uneven surfaces
  • Works in moving objects or vehicles
  • Works on equipment with heights (up to 30 feet)
  • Works below ground level


  • Hepatitis A within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Hepatitis B within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Tetanus within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds)
  • Reaching
  • Climbing
  • Pushing
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Driving and operating equipment


  • Valid Florida Class A Commercial Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider
  • Florida Department of Transportation Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) – Basic Level Certification within six (6) months of employment
  • Florida Department of Transportation Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) - Intermediate Level Certification within one (1) year of employment
  • Must possess or obtain the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
  • Five years experience in the maintenance or construction of roads and highways, including experience at a crew leader level
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Ability to perform manual labor under adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to lead crews and use effective communication skills
  • Ability to receive customer service requests via laptop/tablet and create work orders remotely
  • Ability to communicate via radio, cell phone, and email technology
  • Basic analysis skills of data
  • Ability to do mathematical computations
  • Ability to operate thermoplastic and paint road-marking equipment
  • Ability to identify safety deficiencies
  • Ability to complete work orders, time, and equipment logs
  • Ability to generate and assemble traffic signs
  • Ability to utilize a GPS and road map to navigate the County's road systems
  • Skill in reading and writing
  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions


  • FLSA Non-Exempt Status

    Revised 10/01/2022

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range 19.92/hr. to 28.49/hr. Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date 12/11/2022  
Position Field Supervisor  
Division Operations  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 11/30/2022  
Location Operations  
Flyer None Specified 

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