General Foreman of Laborers – Asphalt/Concrete
Number of Positions: 1
These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54
BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en AND
1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”
2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)
3. Select your correct bargaining unit
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION
Under supervision, directs and coordinates Foreman and their field crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of street alleys, sidewalks, and curbs and gutters, as well as asphalt paving and resurfacing of streets and roads, general labor for electrical work operations, and performs related duties as required
- Directs large scale construction work operations relating to the asphalt paving and resurfacing of city streets, alleys and roads, or concrete work such as sidewalk, ADA ramps, curbs and gutter, and alley and street work.
- Coordinates and monitors the work of Foremen and field crews, both asphalt and concrete, engaged in preparing work sites for resurfacing and in the spreading, finishing and compacting of asphalt materials, and the operation of asphalt equipment to maintain and repair surfaces; as well as, engaged in procurement activities and ensuring that proper mix of sand and cement are created, bending and installing rebarb, and spreading, leveling, and smoothing concrete
- Plans, schedules and executes work projects in coordination with management personnel to meet department’s objectives, priorities and performance measures
- Prepares work schedules for immediate subordinates, ensuring the effective and efficient utilization of manpower, assigning and rotating overtime assignments in accordance with applicable rules, and approves units’ timesheets
- Receives complaints and makes necessary investigations of reports concerning concrete maintenance
- Enforces safety requirements, inspecting work sites to ensure work crews follow established safety procedures and practices; works with Foremen to ensure work procedures and practices are in compliance with departmental, federal and state safety standards and regulations
- Authorizes and approves the requisitioning of work materials, supplies and equipment to complete work projects; maintains records detailing subordinates’ time worked and equipment used
- Prepares and maintains comprehensive unit reports detailing productivity, work-in-progress, and any particular problems and/or situations encountered; reviews reports from field personnel
- Allots crews to their respective duties and making sure that they have the appropriate training and tools so that they can execute their jobs accurately
- Responds to major incidents or problems at work sites, coordinating work efforts with Foremen to ensure timely resolution of problems and minimal delay of work progress
- Tracks the status of open work orders to ensure the timely completion of repairs and maintenance work
- Attends disciplinary hearings for staff; initiates and enforces disciplinary actions as required; responds to and resolves work related conflicts or problems with staff; enforces personnel and work rules
Additional duties may be required for this position.
Location: 1501 W. Pershing Rd
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
- Five (5) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and repair of street alleys, sidewalks, and curbs and gutters;
OR asphalt resurfacing, general labor for electrical work operations;
OR dispatch operations work, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity related to the responsibilities of the position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields
This position requires candidates to pass both a written job knowledge exam and an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Candidates who pass the written test will be selected to interview. Candidates will be hired in seniority order by time in title as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.
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The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on January 12, 2021