Occ. Code 7225100
CANAL MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR 1, NS
New York State Department of Civil Service
NATURE OF WORK
Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1 supervise work crews assigned to the repair and maintenance of canals and canal structures.
These positions are assigned only to the New York State Canal Corporation.
CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1 are characterized by directly supervising work crews and assigning staff to project tasks for the repair and maintenance of canals and related structures. Examples of projects include excavating canals and drainage areas, repairing bridge floors, repairing valve and gate machinery, lock gates, and guard gates, lining channels with rip rap, cutting and clearing brush and trees, building dikes and other structures, repairing and rebuilding dams, reconstructing and repairing walls and embankments, and cleaning culverts. Typically, positions in this class supervise between 10 to 15 subordinates, including skilled and semiskilled blue collar workers, equipment operators, and laborers.
These positions are distinguished from Canal Maintenance Supervisors 2 by that class's responsibility for planning and supervising the maintenance and repair program for a canal section, including supervising several Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Supervises and plans maintenance, construction, and repair projects.
Supervises and trains subordinate staff.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1 have frequent oral communication with their subordinate staff to assign work, give instructions, direct projects, and train staff. Incumbents also have oral and written communications with their supervisors and other staff to plan and schedule projects, obtain equipment and supplies, resolve problems, and report work progress.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION
Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1 are supervised by Canal Maintenance Supervisors 2 who determine project priorities, provide plans and general instructions, schedule repair and maintenance projects, review crew performance, and resolve work and scheduling problems. Although projects under the supervision of a Canal Maintenance Supervisor 1 are periodically inspected by the supervisor, incumbents work with considerable independence.
Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1 supervise staff by assigning work, giving instructions and assistance, evaluating employees, directing crews at work sites, training staff, and observing work.
MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Canal Maintenance Supervisors 1 use hand tools, power tools, and construction equipment and vehicles.
Promotion: One year of permanent competitive or non-competitive service as a Carpenter, Chief Lock Operator, Construction Equipment Mechanic, Motor Equipment Mechanic, Construction Equipment Operator (Heavy), Crane and Shovel Operator, Electrician, Machinist, Mason and Plasterer, Motorized Scow Operator, Painter, Plumber and Steamfitter, Steel Fabricator or Welder.
Open Competitive: Four years experience in engineering, constructing or maintaining canal structures such as dams, bridges, canal locks and canal walls.
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.