Street Paving Crew Chief

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


Position Description

"This position is a Sunset Position and has budget approval through 2026, with the option of an extension to 2028. The extension of budget is based upon the Departments request to extend the position and the approval by City Council to continue to fund the position."

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, 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.

Position Overview:

SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a Paving Crew Chief on our Maintenance team within the MOD Division. These experienced professionals will perform structural concrete repair work such as breaking out, removing, and replacing concrete on roadways, ADA ramps, sidewalks, and curbs. You will also be part of a skilled snow and ice team helping keep the city of Seattle mobile.

Come help keep Seattle moving!

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise, plan, direct, and instructs a crew of skilled craft, CMEO's and Maintenance
  • Submits written plans, cost estimates, and detailed reports within set deadlines; interprets and follows written and oral instructions; understand and applies departmental policies and procedures, union contracts, OSHA, WOSHA, and departmental rules and procedures.
  • Determines and maintains accurate daily crew reports on crew, material, and equipment needs.
  • Read and interpret plan specifications related to ramp projects and street repairs.
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, electronic mail).
  • Familiarity with various computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Hansen Work
  • Experience with complex scheduling of multiple projects, organizing and prioritizing skills abilities.
  • Inspects work site prior to scheduling to determine site readiness, locate marks, plan layouts etc.
  • Schedules on-site pre-con meeting with asset owners to determine plan scope, limits, and i mpacts.
  • Inspacts worksites to ensure appropriate quality work, coordinates with other sections to ensure continuity of work progress, and ensures that work environment, tools, and
    equipment comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Coordinates paving projects with other field activities within the street right-of-way.
  • Coordinates street repairs with utilities such as SPU, SCL, and PSE
  • Good communication skills (written and oral), ability to read and understand the City of Seattle standard plans and specifications pertaining to street paving.
  • Trains crew members on new work procedures, safety processes, and protocols
  • Knows and understands proper Best Management Practices for environmental compliance.
  • Responds to weather emergencies such as snow and ice, landslides, and windstorms.
  • Be a lead in snow and ice response, and city emergency response.
  • Supports departmental goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of public works experience including one year of asphalt or concrete paving operations experience or equivalent in any type of construction, installation, inspection, maintenance, repair, material transportation or materials application work relating to public works, public utilities and/or public facilities .

OR c ombinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability.

Desired Qualifications:

  • One year of experience leading concrete crews.
  • One year of experience as a cement finisher OR one-year related experience in concrete construction, installation, and repair.
  • Perficient reading blueprints, job layout, and traffic control set up.
  • Perficient in forming ADA ramps, sidewalks, and road panels.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
  • Knowledge of the five major components of concrete.
  • Knowledge of the Right of Way Restoration Rules (ROWRR)
  • Knowledge of the in-street manual
  • Knowledge of cross slopes for sidewalks and ADA Ramps
  • Understanding of SDOT Safety Policy

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Requires standing, walking, or bending for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently requires lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally requires handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances.
  • Requires working outdoors in all types of weather around moving traffic.

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 full salary range for this position is $40.37 - $43.63 per hour.

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:

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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