Street Maintenance Manager

JOB CODE: 1176


SALARY RANGE: $66,972 - $112,213

Department of Maintenance

Under the direction of the Maintenance Director, performs very responsible work in directing efficient daily operations and maintenance of the City-Parish street and road system. Primary work includes organization of maintenance and repair of the City-Parish street and road system, including pothole patching, curb and sidewalk repair, concrete maintenance and installation, roadway milling, and asphalt maintenance and overlays. Employee is also responsible for continuous process improvements, operational efficiency reviews, and informing the Maintenance Director on key issues relative to street maintenance. Must exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in carrying out responsibilities, and may be on 24-hour call for emergency situations. Work is assigned orally and by written reports, and is reviewed daily through observation and written reports for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Actively participates in the senior leadership team of maintenance to enhance operational efficiency, continually improve client services, and build the capability of the staff through workforce development programs. In this role, consults closely with the Maintenance Director and fellow senior leadership team members. Organizes and manages maintenance and repair of the City-Parish street and road system. Oversees street maintenance needs, including pothole patching, curb and sidewalk repair, concrete maintenance and installation, roadway milling, and asphalt maintenance and overlays. Directs and supervises specialized work teams to address maintenance and repair needs involving the City-Parish street and road system, including planning and coordinating work, budgeting of maintenance and repair needs, review of design documents, and developing planning goals and objectives for street maintenance needs throughout the City-Parish. Receives and responds to public complaints for maintenance and repair needs involving the City-Parish street and road system. Coordinates with City-Parish road rehabilitation program to ensure seamless alignment of short-term and long-term repair needs. Makes cost and material estimates; prepares budget requests; maintains necessary records for the submission of required reports. Oversees equipment usage and preventative maintenance plans. Maintains logs and records of work performed and prepares a variety of technical research and reports. Inspects new construction and recommends acceptance or rejection. Responds to and directs response for emergency street maintenance needs. Coordinates with other maintenance divisions and City-Parish departments for temporary road closures and other street maintenance related issues that impact citizens or the traveling public. Confers with property owners, contractors, and the general public relative to complaints and requests. Hires, trains, reviews performance, and disciplines subordinate personnel. Reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and advises them on policies, procedures, practices, and problems of an unusual nature. Instructs supervisors in safety procedures, supervisory techniques, hazard or emergency response protocols, and in operational and maintenance methods, practices, and policies.

Knowledge of the operating characteristics of heavy-duty public service maintenance and construction equipment. Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, and equipment used in street maintenance, construction, repair, and operational activities. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to perform heavy manual work and equipment operation. Knowledge of engineering maps and records. Knowledge of administrative techniques related to purchasing, budget preparation and control, personnel, and fiscal record keeping. Knowledge of labor and material costs in street construction work. Knowledge of local ordinances and state and federal laws related to equipment operation in the public right-of-way. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the department. Knowledge of the principles of supervision and training. Knowledge in providing effective performance feedback and conducting performance appraisals. Skill in the safe operation of a light motor vehicle. Ability to analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend or implement effective courses of action. Ability to collaboratively develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and management controls. Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel performing varied street and road tasks. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to prepare clear and concise records, reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Ability to utilize a computer, including the use of standard computer applications and global positioning systems. Ability to read and interpret sketches, blueprints, specifications, and contracts. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, subordinates, and the general public contacted in the course of work. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field, and four years of experience in the maintenance of street and road construction, including two years of managerial experience (may include complex project management).

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Position(s) of this classification may require possession of a license to practice professional engineering as issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.