Labor Crew Leader I for Public Works

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:


This is a skilled working crew leader position leading, planning and coordinating the work of a crew of primarily skilled and/or semi-skilled workers performing a variety of street and storm sewer construction, maintenance and repair activities.  This position performs construction, maintenance and repair activities similar to those workers it leads.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its lead responsibilities and the performance of skilled construction, maintenance and repair work.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Leads, plans, and coordinates the work of a crew of skilled and/or semi-skilled workers performing a variety of street and storm sewer construction, maintenance and repair activities.

Inspects project work for compliance with plans, performance standards, and all applicable federal, state, local, and department safety regulations.

Performs a variety of street and storm sewer construction, maintenance and repair activities.

Estimates and orders materials for major construction projects.

Assures that appropriate safety procedures are followed on work sites.

Provides training and instruction to subordinates.

Provides significant input into regular and periodic performance reviews of subordinates.

Initiates workplace accident paperwork on the job site and forward to supervisor for investigation.

Keeps records of labor and materials through work management system.

Reviews, verifies and approves subordinate time worked, approves timesheets and forwards to Timekeeper for processing.

Prepares detailed records and reports in a timely manner.

Required to respond under emergency condition.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and three (3) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and repair of public works projects which includes one (1) year of experience supervising or leading semi-skilled to skilled workers in the performance of street and storm sewer construction, maintenance and repair activities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



Depending on area of assignment, a CDL License may be required.

Valid Florida Driver License required upon appointment and at all times while employed in this classification.






Equal Opportunity

The City of Gainesville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in hiring. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a disability, who require special accommodations during the selection process, should notify the Human Resources Department at 352-334-5077 or TDD/TTY at 352-334-2292.

Veterans’ Preference

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ Preference ensures that veterans and eligible persons are given consideration at each step of the selection process. However, preference does not guarantee that a veteran or other eligible person will be the candidate selected to fill the position. Section 295.07, Florida Statutes (F.S.) specifies who is eligible for Veterans’ Preference. State of Florida residency is not required for Veterans’ Preference.

If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact recruiting at [email protected] or by calling 352-334-5077.

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