Streets Superintendent

Salary: $89,488 - $134,222/year
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Aspen / Roaring Fork, CO
Publish Date: Posted May 2, 2023
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*Up to $3,000 Sign On Bonus May Be Available*

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The application must be filled out completely; stating “see resume” anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

Enjoy Industry Leading Benefits:

Generous paid vacation and extended sick leave, holidays, and flexible work arrangements.
Free and discounted transportation options to get around Aspen and the Valley.
Professional development and learning opportunities, including a tuition reimbursement program.
Health and wellbeing options that include Medical, Dental, Vision, robust and accessible employee assistance program, and nationally recognized wellbeing platform.
Monetary bonuses for healthy lifestyle choices and to use towards other personal needs.
Plan for your future with competitive employer contributions to a 401a retirement plans and Social Security, in addition to an individual 457b retirement plan and Roth IRA option.  Have peace of mind with life and disability insurance.
The City of Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Summary: Performs administrative, managerial, and technical duties associated with the City of Aspen’s streets and fleet management programs, consistent with the organization’s values and mission statement.   

Supervision Exercised and Received: This position works under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager. Exercises direct supervision over the Assistant Streets Superintendent, Heavy Equipment Operator I, II and III, Mechanic, and Office Manager.

Essential Job Functions: 

Street Management

      Provides direction for the operation and maintenance of the Street Department function. This includes citizen relations, preventive maintenance, fleet evaluation and maintenance,  inventory control, street evaluations, overlay projects, snow removal operations (including snow storage/melting), capital expansions, system/GIS mapping, transportation planning, coordination with other City departments, participation at Department Head meetings and administering City Policy.

      Plans, coordinates, supervises and directs the activities of personnel assigned to the Streets Department including hiring, orientation training, scheduling, establishing performance goals, delegation, problem solving, coaching, evaluating performance and providing appropriate feedback.  Establishes and maintains safety programs for the department including scheduling safety meetings.

        Prepares and administers the annual Street Department budget.  Develops departmental goals and budget objectives.  Participates in annual updates of the City’s long-range plan and the Asset Management Plan. 
Fleet Management

      Maintains fleet procurement and maintenance records; projects long range fleet requirements; recommends replacement schedules; assists with justifications and specifications, vendor selection and budgeting for fleet equipment.  Provides for the repair and preventive maintenance of all City of Aspen fleet vehicles.
Procurement/Contract Administration

      Initiates and administers contracts and leases with vendors or other governmental agencies.  Ensures departmental compliance with the City of Aspen procurement code.
Other Duties

      Assists the director with administration of the Transportation and Parking Department, with implementation of the Aspen Transportation Plan, and with special projects or other duties as assigned.
City Organizational Values

        Supports and models the City of Aspen organizational values: Service, Partnership, Stewardship, and Innovation. Organizational values are shared principles that guide behavior across the organization. This position is responsible for upholding and applying these values while performing daily work functions. 
Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies Displays the following key competencies in the overall job performance to include knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Service: Provides service with excellence, humility, integrity, and respect in daily work, builds trust by listening, treats people with respect, acknowledges opportunities for improvement, and follows through with commitments.
Partnership: Actively creates strong, supportive internal and external relationships to attain a common goal and achieve greater impact together.
Stewardship: Balances social, environmental, and financial responsibilities, evaluating the impact of decision making on a thriving future for all. 
Innovation: Develops technical expertise to pursue new ideas and creative outcomes, grounded in Aspen’s unique culture, opportunities, and challenges. 
Communication: Knowledge of effective and appropriate communication.  Ability to use knowledge effectively in various contexts which may require oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication.
Interpersonal: Works to develop strength in interpersonal skills.  Has the ability to work well with diverse groups of people, both inside and outside the organization. 
Technology: Demonstrates technology skills sufficient for the nature and level of position.  Demonstrates a willingness to learn new technologies and transition job duties accordingly to support technological advances and innovation .
Team Building: Works to build and maintain high performing teams to includes appreciating differences and reinforcing a sense of belonging.
Accountability & Trust: Follows through on commitments, takes responsibility for outcomes, and values relationships.
Strategic Thinking: Works to bring a strategic focus to daily work, anticipates problems and considers solutions. 
Business Acumen: Demonstrates understanding of business processes, objectives, and goals.
          Equipment Operation: Knowledge of machines, heavy equipment, safety regulations, and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance; able to perform maintenance on vehicles, machines, and other equipment as necessary.
        Safety: Knowledge of policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safety operations that are relevant to the Streets Department.
        Training Administration: Using job-specific training principles to teach and instruct individuals and groups while being able to assess if training efforts are effective.
          Business Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
          Problem Solving: The ability to recognize problems and effectively work independently or with others to reach a viable solution.
      Project Management: Ability to coordinate projects for maximum efficiency and monitor progress towards desired objectives.
          Time Management: Ability to work independently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Maintains a high level of organization and orderliness.
Minimum Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in street maintenance and repair operations, heavy equipment operation, budget administration to include two years of supervisory experience.

Technical Knowledge: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook (Email). Must have a basic understanding of computers and online computer-based technology applications, which includes accessing web-based platforms.

Licenses & Certifications: Must possess a State of Colorado Class C driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire date.

NOTE: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge, and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.

Preferred Candidate: Additional course work, technical seminars, or training in street maintenance, management, and supervision.

NOTE: This position is required to comply with state, federal and local regulations concerning Drug and Alcohol Testing procedures applicable to Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders which includes, but is not limited to:  pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing and a completed, satisfactory previous employer reference form.

NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Position Type and Work Hours:

          Regular full time, hours may vary with workload.
         Evening and weekend hours are required in addition to, or instead of, normal hours to meet job requirements including snow removal operations.
          Emergency Response: Required to perform various activities related to emergency response situations.  Must be available during periods of emergency for 24-hour call out.  Such activities may include snow removal, monitoring mud slides and high water, sandbagging and cleaning up debris.  Assists the City Police and Fire Department and other protective service agencies as necessary.
Work Environment:

          Indoors: Work is conducted primarily in an office environment.  
        Outdoors: Exposed to dust, chemical cleaners and extreme temperature change, noise and fumes, heavy vehicular/pedestrian traffic.
Physical Demands:

Visual Acuity: Ability to bring objects into focus.

Balancing: Maintaining equilibrium.

Bending: Bending or position oneself to move an object from one level to another.

Carrying: transporting or moving an object.

Crouching: Bending body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Climbing: Ascending or descending stationary objects.

Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination: Performing work through using two or more body parts or other devices.

Gripping/Grasping: Ability to apply pressure with fingers and palm.

Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, through use of hands, fingers, or other means.

Hearing: Perceiving and comprehending the nature and direction of sounds.

Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees

Lifting: Moving objects weighing no more than 10 pounds from one level to another.

Pushing/Pulling: Ability to use upper extremities to exert force in order to press, draw, drag or haul objects in a sustained motion.

Reaching: Extending the hands and arms or other device in any direction.

Repetitive motions: Making frequent or continuous movements.

Sitting: Remaining in a stationary position.

Standing: Ability to sustain position for a period of time.

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.

Talking: Communicating ideas or exchanging information.

Walking: Ability to move to traverse from one location to another.

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.    

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Hiring Bonuses
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retention Bonuses
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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