Occ. Code 6961500



New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




A Labor Supervisor is a working supervisor of a crew in the performance of relatively unskilled and semiskilled work, requiring medium to heavy physical effort, to maintain, construct, and repair buildings, roads, offices, other structures, furniture, facilities, and grounds. Work assignments include such things as highway paint striping, erection and repair of traffic signs, signals and safety barriers, forest thinning, trail maintenance, snow and ice removal, and the handling and distribution of equipment and supplies.




Labor Supervisor: working supervisor in a crew of multiple workers performing manual labor tasks associated with a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects; may frequently work outdoors in inclement weather; and may use hand tools and operate motor driven equipment. The work crews vary in their composition but usually include Laborers, Motor Vehicle Operators, and various equipment operators.


The Labor Supervisor class performs many of the same tasks as other laboring and semiskilled supervising classes but is distinguished from these other classes by the variety and special nature of the tasks performed.  Labor Supervisor is the more general classification.




Senior Grounds Workers supervise a crew of Grounds Workers and other workers in the upkeep of the grounds, roadways, and parking lots around State buildings and facilities.




Performs all the tasks and activities of a Laborer which are described in the classification standard for Laborer, Occ. Code # 6961000.


Supervises a working crew in performing a variety of construction and maintenance tasks.


·       Schedules work projects and makes individual work assignments to crew members based on the abilities of individual crew members and priorities set by professional or higher level maintenance personnel.


·       Orally instructs crew members in the activities and tasks to be performed and answers their questions concerning work procedures.


·       Provides and explains written guidelines for work if they are available.


·       Observes work in progress and completed work to ensure adherence to instructions, guidelines, and schedules.


·       Keeps written records of work performed and materials and labor used.


May operate self-propelled machinery such as cars, trucks, construction equipment and riding mowers; non-self-propelled machines such as highway paint stripers, compressors, and generators; and use hand and power tools such as axes, shovels, chain saws, power mowers, pallet jacks, dollies, and hand trucks.




Non-competitive: One year of practical experience in performing general construction or maintenance tasks.  When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State Drivers License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.


Rev: 7/17


NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.