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Highway Maintenance Supervisor 2

The Position

Highway Maintenance Supervisors supervise skilled and semi-skilled personnel engaged in restoring roadway surfaces and restoring or constructing slopes, shoulders, culverts, structures, fixtures and landscaping.


Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.


This position is located within District II in Fallon. Incumbent will assist the Highway Maintenance Manager by supervising maintenance personnel; planning, coordinating, monitoring, and inspecting routine maintenance activities and major betterment projects; coordinating equipment, material, and resource needs; monitoring work progress and productivity of up to five maintenance crews including preparing, reviewing, and evaluating reports to track productivity, costs, resources, and equipment usage. Incumbent will also work with department staff to identify upcoming betterment needs; participate in betterment reviews; and assist in preparing budget estimates and project planning charts for upcoming maintenance seasons. This position will also assist district leadership with personnel issues and provide training, support, and guidance in employee evaluations and disciplinary actions. This position may require working alternate shifts and outside of traditional business hours. Typical shifts are four 10-hour shifts or five 8-hour shifts, but may include some variation depending on the needs of the appointing authority.

To Qualify

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience supervising, planning and scheduling the work of a highway maintenance crew engaged in a variety of highway maintenance activities; OR two years of experience as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor I in Nevada State service OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Notes

A Class A commercial driver's license with the appropriate endorsements is required within six months of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Special Requirements

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. In addition, federal law requires random testing for controlled substances during employment.

Additional Position Experience

This position requires working alternate shifts and working outside traditional business hours.

The Examination

The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

1.     Describe your experience documenting: a) work performance of contractors on highway maintenance contracts; b) crew accomplishments; c) operating budgets; d) investigations and resolutions of complaints from the general public; and e) calculations determining staff requirements for personnel.

2.     Describe your experience reading and interpreting the following: a) Standard Specifications; b) Open Term Contracts - Invitation to Bid and Bid Tabulations; c) Storm Water Quality Manual; and d) Prohibition and Penalties/Personnel regulations.

3.     Describe your experience planning and prioritizing both routine and complex highway maintenance activities.

4.     Describe your experience with the following: a) Traffic Incident Management; b) Incident Command System protocol; and c) Working jointly with other agencies during an incident.

5.     Describe your experience using road weather forecasts and roadway weather instrumentation devices for effective highway maintenance operations.

6.     Describe your experience with the following: a) Interviewing and hiring employees; b) Investigating employee actions/incidents; and c) disciplining employees.

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #31637. See the official announcement at: 

Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.

Posted on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
This listing expires on: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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