MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 5213
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 13
WORKFORCE LEADER I
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This work involves leading and regularly participating "hands on" in a variety of work of a crew of employees assigned primarily unskilled and some semi-skilled manual labor duties requiring little technical knowledge or skill.
Contacts generally are limited to the crew to which assigned and other em- ployees in the immediate work area to obtain and provide information and in- structions. This class of work may entail some public service/assistance, but it is incidental to the primary focus of the work performed.
An employee in this class, working under general supervision, is re- sponsible for ensuring that preassigned work is completed on time in accordance with well-defined standard operating and safety procedures; changes to instructions and/or work methods may be implemented only with supervisory approval. Work is characterized by the occasional simultaneous dispersion of crew members to more than one work site, although normally the crew functions as a single unit at the same work site. Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions, often near moving traffic, and/or indoors where the employee is exposed to drafts, noise, dust, grease and dirt and normally involves extended periods of standing and walking. Further, the employee leads the crew by participating in tasks which may be performed from ladders and scaffolding and in ditches; the work requires bending, crouching, digging, lifting, carrying and otherwise independently and with other employee(s) and/or with equipment moving light to very heavy objects. Basic safety precautions such as the wearing of gloves, steel-toe shoes, and the frequent wearing of reflective vests and hard hats further characterize this occupational class.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Leads and participates in the work assigned to a crew by passing on to other workers instructions received from supervisors.
Ensures that needed instructions, materials, equipment and tools are available.
Checks work of crew in progress and when finished to determine if supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines have been met; reports to supervisor on status and progress of work, and causes of work delays.
Drives small trucks, operates power equipment, and uses hand tools.
Maintains simple time and material records, and trains and instructs sub- ordinate employees.
Provides to supervisor performance evaluation recommendations for members of assigned crew.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: Two (2) years of manual labor experience appropriate to the assignment of a Work Force Leader I position.
Education: Ability to read and write.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and skill in the use and care of those hand and power tools and equipment typical of the position to which an employee is assigned.
Ability to independently perform light and heavy manual labor tasks for extended periods, often under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand simple drawings and plans.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license appropriate to the equipment operated by an employee in this class, in accordance with Maryland State Commercial Driver's License requirements.
Individuals appointed or promoted to this class will be required to serve a probationary period of six months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
Core Exam II
Class Established: May, 1965
Revised: July 1969
May, 1991 (M)