Street Department Supervisor

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has an opening for a full-time Street Department Supervisor in the City Services Division
Jason Counts, Director



What You'll Do:

1. Plans and directs the activities of the construction and maintenance crews (e.g., plans and schedules divisional projects such as street and sidewalk repair, snow and ice control, leaf removal, traffic marking, mowing and directs traffic signal maintenance; determines equipment and supply needs).

2. Ensures safety compliance of employees and projects.

3. Supervises activities of assigned personnel (e.g., schedules and assigns work; evaluates employee performance; instructs employees on proper work methods, materials, and equipment; checks on work of employees to ensure proper completion; recommends employee discipline or commendation, etc.).

4. May meet with the Mayor and other administrative personnel as assigned to discuss City projects, equipment needs, personnel issues, etc.

5. Responds to citizen concerns; inspects projects to ensure proper completion and proper utilization of equipment and materials; resolves technical issues related to projects.

6. Assists in the preparation of annual budget requests and monitors expenses to ensure expenditures do not exceed appropriations; recommends the purchase of divisional supplies, equipment, and materials.

7. Provides administrative support and leadership to personnel assigned to Maintenance (e.g., interviews and recommends the hiring or promotion of applicants; administers and recommends discipline; evaluates performance; approves or denies leave requests, schedules.)

8. Prepares and maintains records, reports, and other documentation (e.g., monthly and annual reports, safety reports, reimbursement reports etc.);

9. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

10. Maintains required licensure and certification.

An ideal candidate:

1) is self-assured, self-disciplined, and works with a sense of urgency
2) takes pride in quality, timely work
3) sets specific goals and standards for self and crew and will influence crew to work to a high standard
4) can learn quickly, thoroughly, and detail
5) can multi-task, is adaptable, and is comfortable with changing conditions and priorities when "something comes up," and is available for intermittent call-back and overtime
6) has excellent communication skills with direct reports, supervisor, across departments, and with the public. Customer service is second only to safety.
7) can make independent decisions, weighing risks against benefits, and take responsibility for them; will collaborate with others on decisions when appropriate
8) has basic computer skills for communication, time keeping, record keeping, reporting, budgeting, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Completion of secondary education (diploma or GED), experience as a crew leader or supervisor, or equivalent combination of training and experience
2) Must have a valid OH driver license, CDL. (Must attain a CDL with in 6 months of employment, if you do not have one)
3) Must be and remain insurable under the City's vehicle insurance policy



Pension membership (Ohio Public Employee's Retirement System)
Eligible for insurance upon hire with no waiting period (i.e. insurance starts your first day) and includes:

  • Health (substantially subsidized by the employer) Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • $40K Life Insurance paid for by the City
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance available for purchase
  • Voluntary FSA
  • Voluntary 457 plan (similar to a 401k)

Paid Time Off includes:

  • 2 weeks vacation (prorated at anniversary date, then full 2 weeks on January 1st the following year)
  • Sick leave 
  • 12 paid holidays


How to apply


Submit an application here:  APPLICATION PORTAL



 The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer