at DC Department of Public Works
Location Washington, DC
Date Posted December 24, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Job Summary

Incumbent serves as a field supervisor for the Department of Public Works Vehicle Immobilization and Towing Division; overseeing, coordinating, and evaluating the field work of 10 Motor Vehicle Operators (Tow Crane Operators) to ensure the efficiency of the towing operations. Plans and coordinates shift assignments. Deploys and directs subordinate staff daily. Monitors Tow Crane Operators productivity. Investigates and addresses any reports of accidents involving towing operations and completes required reporting. Reviews tow operations forms, records and reports prepared by subordinate staff for consistency, adequateness, and timeliness of preparation. Oversees flow of radio dispatch assignments to Tow Crane Operators. Maintains and records day-to-day operations. Completes timekeeping responsibilities.

Qualifications and Education  

Skill and knowledge in operating truck mounted with hydraulic automotive cranes capable of lifting up to 60,000.  Ability to tow through heavy traffic while minimizing traffic congestion. 

Skill in the use of clutches, levers, breaks and accelerator to raise and lower boom; raise and lower hoist line with load.

Knowledge of appropriate regulations, policies and procedures to safe guard impounded vehicles and their contents.

Skill in performing operator equipment inspection, e.g. cranes winch cables.  Mounting special use equipment during snow emergencies and performing minor maintenance on assigned vehicle and equipment.

Knowledge of required procedures and techniques of operating two-way radio equipment.

Skill and knowledge at regulating attachment at rear of truck to control distance of abrasive spread and amount of abrasive to be used and at maneuvering truck-mounted snow plow around parked or abandoned vehicles during snow removal operations.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written format so as to present clear and concise information and policies to a wide variety of individuals.

Comprehensive knowledge of District and Department of Public safety regulations, work techniques and standard policies and procedures. Experience performing a broad range of supervisory responsibilities in field operations. Proficient in the use of computerized systems and software used to complete correspondence, reports and spread sheets. Ability to gather to gather pertinent facts and statistics, make thorough analysis, arrive at sound conclusions and report investigative findings and recommendations in a clear, complete and logical form.

 Licenses and Certifications

Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License, with air brakes endorsement

Current DOT Medical Certification

Work Environment

Work is performed in an office setting that is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Other Significant Facts

Duration of Appointment:  Career Service

Promotion Potential:  No known promotion potential

Pay Plan, Series and Grade:  SW-5703-08

Salary Range: $27.34 - $35.87

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit

Position Designation:  This position has been designated as safety-sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, traffic record checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.

Per DOT Anti-Drug & Alcohol regulations and DPWs Anti-Drug Program, incumbent is subject to random drugs and/or alcohol testing.

The position is designated as an essential government employee as defined under the D.C. personnel regulations. The incumbent of the position may be required to work during a declared emergency when non-essential and non-emergency employees are dismissed. The incumbent of this position may be assigned to oversee various rotating shifts and may be required to work weekends and observed holidays.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

As a public servant of this great city, our residents give us extraordinary trust, and we must lead by example. Therefore, as an employee of the District of Columbia government, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 19, 2021. After September 19, all employees who remain unvaccinated will need to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and submit those results. The D.C. Department of Human Resources has published additional details concerning the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information on the policy and the implementing procedures, see DCHR Issuance Requirement guidance.

How to Apply

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For assistance, call the DC Department of Human Resources, HR Answers (202) 442-9700.

Position Title: Motor Vehicle Operator Supervisor, Job ID: 15446

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