City of Boston

Supervisor/Utility Compliance and Coordination

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Public Works Department
Regular Full-Time
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This is a provisional appointment.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION (essential functions of the job):

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer of the Highway Division, responsible for ensuring compliance of PWD Rules and Specifications for utility excavation work throughout the City of Boston right of ways.



Oversees; the training, work assignment, and supervises the unit responsible for inspection and compliance of worksites; Produces ratings for utility companies and private contractors; takes appropriate action for noncompliant utility companies and private contractors; Supervises office personnel responsible for maintaining compliance databases; Under the direction of the Chief Engineer maintains and updates the PWD Rules and Specifications for Excavation Activities within the City of Boston.
Responsible for coordination of work between the City of Boston, utility companies, and quasi agencies operating within City limits; disseminates the list of Boston Public Works Departments Capital Improvements for roadway, sidewalk, and other right of way programs; organizes the Monthly Utility Coordination Meeting; oversees the Departments coordination software designed to avoid conflicting projects between the City of Boston, utilities, and other agencies by facilitating the rescheduling of the conflicting work as priority dictates.
Responsible for reviewing street opening applications during the Winter Moratorium, assessing winter conditions, reviewing plating practices, and contracting utility companies for special procedures in regard to coming poor weather conditions or special events.
Required to review constituent complaints, assigns necessary repairs, and communicate with applicable constituents and forward complaints to additional departments where necessary.  Responsible for performing duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer for Public Works; Highway Division. Performs other related duties as required. 

Required to work any and all emergencies as directed by the Chief of Streets or designee.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Applicants must have (A) at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in Construction Inspection of roadway, sidewalk and utility construction, including knowledge of construction materials, and specifications relating to such work; of which (B) two years must have been in s supervisory or managerial capacity; knowledge of Public right of way permitting; must possess the ability to interact with utility companies and other affiliated agencies relating to Public Works projects; must be able to operate a computer with knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Must possess valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the position.


Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME RA-20A
Hours per Week: 35


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