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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Assistant Highway Maintenance Manager in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4486924 THE POSITION The Department of Transportation in District 5 is looking to hire an Assistant Highway Maintenance Manager to oversee maintenance activities in a designated region of a County Maintenance Organization. Responsibilities include planning and managing all work in the region, supervising general and specialized crews, and overseeing agility-related activities. Direct supervision is provided to crew supervisors for hands-on project management. Apply now for this position!


In this role, your main responsibility will be to assess the condition of highways in a specific region and determine the necessary maintenance functions that need to be carried out. This involves evaluating the condition of the roads, as well as considering the available manpower and equipment resources that can be utilized for the maintenance tasks. Additionally, you will need to prioritize the criticality needs of the region, ensuring that the most important maintenance activities are given priority. Another important aspect of this position is evaluating the performance of subordinate foremen who are responsible for carrying out planned maintenance activities. If any issues or shortcomings are identified, it will be your responsibility to take corrective action to ensure that the objectives are met.

As part of your role, you will also be required to assess the skill level of the subordinate staff and make recommendations for any required training or opportunities for overall performance improvement. This will help to enhance the capabilities of the team and ensure that they are able to effectively carry out their responsibilities. In addition to maintenance planning, you will also be responsible for coordinating county winter operations. This involves developing plans to ensure that the roadway system is properly maintained during the winter season, taking into account factors such as snow removal and ice control.

Effective communication is crucial in this role, as you will need to effectively communicate department goals and the impact of maintenance transportation to the traveling public. This will help to ensure that the public is aware of any potential disruptions or changes to the transportation system. Finally, you will also be responsible for addressing any personnel issues that may arise within your team. This includes handling any conflicts or performance-related concerns, as well as providing guidance and support to your staff. Overall, this position requires a strong ability to evaluate and plan maintenance activities, as well as effectively manage a team to ensure that objectives are met.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in theposition description. Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch. Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.   REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

One year of experience as a Highway Maintenance Coordinator, Roadway Programs Coordinator, or Transportation Construction Manager 1; or Six years of technical experience in highway maintenance, highway construction, or maintenance of heavy equipment used in highway construction projects; or An equivalent combination of experience and training. Special Requirement: This position requires possession of a valid PA non-commercial Class C driver's license or equivalent.

Other Requirements: You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply: Resumes, cover letter , and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted. Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.


Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

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Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

You must provide complete and accurate information or:

your score may be lower than deserved.

you may be disqualified.

You may only apply/test once for this posting.

Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.