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112 Township Drive, P.O. Box 197
Tannersville, PA, United States

Phone: 570-807-6357
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Road Master


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Tannersville, PA, United States 


Facilities, General Business, General Labor, Township Related


$30.05 per hour

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Job Description:

Pocono Township
Road Master Position
Pocono Township Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the position of full time Road Master to supervise and direct the Road Crew and Park Staff. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and valid CDL license and be available to work weekends if required. All potential candidates are subject to passing random drug and alcohol testing. Criminal background check, maybe required. The full job description is available online at: All applications will be accepted electronically until December 22nd, 2017. Resumes and/or cover letters may be submitted to the Township Manager, Donna Asure at: EEO

Job Requirements:

TITLE: Road Master
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
  • Road Crew
  • Park Staff
  • Full Time   
  • 40 Hours per week
  • One half hour lunch
  • 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • On call 24/7 for emergencies  
  • Overtime as determined and approved by Township Manager
The Road Master plans, organizes, administers, directs and oversees the activities, projects and operations of the township road crew and parks department.       
  • Oversight responsibility of road maintenance, repair, and construction, bridge maintenance, building and facility maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Coordinates the activities of the public works staff including work procedures, preparing work schedules and expediting work flow.
  • Discuss project schedules, daily work activity with township manager
  • Coordinates with vendors and consultants
  • Assign, direct and participate in the work assigned to the Public Works Department on a day-to-day basis
  • Delegate assignments through the road crew foreman and lead park employee.
  • Ability to supervise, mentor and discipline public works employees both union and non-union.
  • Assist Township Manager with union grievances, meet and discuss sessions and negotiations
  • Coordinates with state and local agencies and authorities for projects related to construction within the township right-of-way of township roads
  • Monitor the performance of all public works department employees.
  • Prepare recommendations and cost estimates for required construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Assists the Township Manager in formulating and developing departmental plans for the maintenance, repair and construction of Township infrastructure.
  • Works with the Township Manager to ensure all necessary procurement is in accordance with the township purchasing policy, budget and Pennsylvania law. 
  • Assist Board of Commissioners and Township Manager in the annual update of the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Compile and submit the departmental operating and capital budget to the township manager for discussion with the Board of Commissioners.
  • Assists in preparing all bid documents for public works projects and purchases which require the bidding process. 
  • Provides, to the township manager the necessary quotes for purchases not requiring the bidding process.
  • Deals with questions, suggestions and complaints from residents concerning public works issues.
  • Prepares and presents required reports. Performs periodic inspection of township roads, properties and equipment and maintain documentation of same. 
  • Investigates and resolves operational and administrative problems
  • Attends Board of Commissioners meetings as requested by Township Manager to provide updates on projects  
  • Perform regular periodic inspection of all roads and equipment and maintain accurate detailed records of same.  Prepare and provide manager with written schedules of daily work/maintenance to be performed and document results.
  • Other duties as assigned
1) Required Education/Experience/Training:
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field and minimum of five years experience in Public Works operations in a management role, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. 
  • Extensive public works experience or similar private sector administrative and operational experience, including road construction and maintenance. 
  • Mechanical ability
2) Required Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of local government including procurement, budgets, liquid fuels, administering and reporting for grants.
  • Possess analytical skills, effective communication skills, and organizational skills.
  • Good understanding of the First-Class Township Code, applicable laws, general management and administrative practices, township ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and requirements applicable to township public works operations and the interrelationship with PennDOT, PADEP and other state and local regulatory agencies.
3) Required Licenses/Certificates/Registrations:
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License including CDL Class B
  • Resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in close proximity to Pocono Township.
4) Required Ability to Use or Operate the Following:
  • Proficient in the use of standard office equipment, including but not limited to: computer and Microsoft Office software, Permit Manager, Co-stars, internet research and other online applications pertinent to Public works duties and responsibilities.
  • Standard equipment such as back hoe, loader, roller, excavator
Essential Requirements for all employees:
  • Coordinate special projects as assigned by the Township Manager
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and follow directives
  • Attend meetings requested by Township Manager
  • Carry out job functions with or without supervision
  • Carry out job functions without posing a direct threat to the confidentiality, health or safety to self or others.
  • Communicate effectively
  • Attend training to improve and maintain skills as approved by Township Manager
  • Drive, as required
  • Exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions/recommendations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information as appropriate
  • Request assistance as needed
  • Safely and skillfully use equipment, tools, machines, vehicles
  • Work under pressure
  • Effectively and efficiently use budgeted funds, personnel, equipment, materials, facilities, and time
  • Establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with the public, peers, subordinates, Supervisors and Commissioners
  • Promptly report all Township personnel violations to Township Manager
  • Respond to inquiries, complaints, and/or grievances in a timely and professional manner
  • Comply with the Township's Employee Handbook and other applicable regulation or laws

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