CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
SEWER MAINTENANCE CREW CHIEF II
This is responsible sewer maintenance and repair work at the foreman level. Work
differs from the next lower class in the series in that it entails responsibility for supervising
several small crews engaged in the various aspects of sewer maintenance and repair program.
A significant aspect of the work includes responsibility for contacting the general public in an
effort to resolve complaints resulting from the work. Due to the nature of the work assignments
may be performed outside of regularly scheduled working hours.
Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior.
Assignments call for evaluative thinking and are carried out according to standard sewer
maintenance practices and general work instructions. The employee participates with other
foremen to solve sewer problems in an assigned area of the city or a functional segment of the
sewer maintenance project. Work involves conditions which can be only partially controlled due
to outside environment and sewer conditions. Light physical effort may be required.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK
- Assigns sewer maintenance and repair projects to crew foremen; advises foremen as to
the proper procedures and materials to be used in the more difficult structural sewer maintenance
projects; explains sewer construction or plans to crew foremen; visits work sites and determines
that adequate safety measures have been taken; coordinates the work of several crews repairing
large sewer breaks.
- Visually inspects new large industrial sever connections for conformance to departmental
standards; investigates complaints and reports concerning complex problems relating to sewer
main breaks, seepage of sewer water into private dwellings and utility sub-surface structures and
damage to sewers and appurtenances involving complex problems; makes oral and written
reports and sketches of situations found.
- Reviews daily time and materials reports.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS
- the methods, practices, materials, equipment and tools used in sewer maintenance and
- the occupational hazards present and safety precautions used in sewer maintenance and
- the general physical layout, and component structures and appurtenances of the municipal
- the methods, practices, materials and tools used in the brickmason trade, particularly as
they apply to sewer maintenance and repair work.
- supervisory methods and techniques.
- detect and correct structural defects, unsafe and dangerous conditions in sewer and
determine repair needs of sewer structures involved in the more difficult sewer
maintenance and repair projects.
- make estimates of time, cost, labor and material.
- crawl through sewers.
- interpret and work from sewer construction blueprints and prepare sketches and reports
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING
AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 9/86.)
Or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
- Education equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.
- Four years of experience working as a member of a crew actively engaged in the
construction, repair or maintenance of sewers, including one year supervising a small
crew engaged in this work.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions
required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Sewer Maintenance Foreman.
PAY RANGE: EP14
Class Established: 12/1953
Latest Spec. Revision: 9/1984
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7B25