Street Maintenance Crew Chief (Night Shift)

City of Seattle, WA
September 1, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description
Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability and reliability are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,200 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

Work hours: Wednesday - Sunday from 10pm to 630am.

Position Overview:
Street Maintenance Crew Chief - This class supervises, plans and coordinates the work of subordinate crews involved in the maintenance of public rights-of-way including streets, drainage facilities, bridges and related roadway structures.
Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise, plan, direct, and instructs a crew of skilled craft, Construction and Maintenance Equipment Operators, Truck Drivers, and Maintenance Labors.
  • Determines and maintains accurate daily crew reports on crew, material, and equipment needs.
  • Participates in the hiring of subordinates and provides their training.
  • Experience with complex scheduling of multiple projects, organizing and prioritizing skills abilities.
  • Knows and understands proper Best Management Practices for environmental compliance.
  • Respond to weather emergencies such as snow and ice, landslides, and windstorms.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral), ability to read and understand the City of Seattle standard plans and specifications pertaining to street paving.
  • Read and interpret plan specifications related to ramp projects and street repairs.
  • Tracks pothole work orders and ensures repairs within the 48-hour time frame.
  • Develops cost-effective estimates and recommends new methods of operation due to changing technology.
  • Checks daily time and worksheets, requisition forms and work orders for correct time and material charges; maintains records for future reference.
  • Determines material and equipment needs for assigned street maintenance projects.
  • Prepares purchase requisitions.
  • Organizes projects based on priorities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Email and Calendar.
  • Proficiency in Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of Flagging/Traffic Control.
  • Supports departmental goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires three years public works experience in which the primary work of the unit was in road or street construction and maintenance, traffic channelization, installation of non-electric traffic control devices or roadway structure work.

OR a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the duties of this position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable with Hansen 8 work order system.
  • Knowledgeable with City of Seattle Roads and Right of Way.
  • Knowledge of how to set up lane closures using the proper channelization devices.
  • Experience managing HRIS timecard system.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Cities current Snow and Ice plan.
  • Experience working with Union Contracts.
  • Self-starters willing to work with little daily supervision of daily activities.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Occasionally required to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions and in heavy traffic.
  • Occasionally required to be on call 24-hour call.

License, Certification and Other Requirements

  • Current Washington State driver's license.

Additional Information

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

Completed NEOGOV online application.Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.Supplemental questionnaire responses. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

The full salary range for this position is $39.70 - $42.92 per hour.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 9/5/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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