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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Utility Services Zone Crew Supervisor (Maintenance & Construction) - Temple Hills in Temple Hills, Maryland

Functional TitleUtility Services Zone Crew Supervisor (Maintenance & Construction) - Temple Hills

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryUtility Services


FLSA StatusExempt

Requisition Number21-0088

Number of Vacancies1

Job LevelManagement

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

Organization NameUtility Services South

Reports toSection Manager, Utility Services Maintenance

Full or Part TimeFull Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or TemporaryRegular

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

Hours subject to change based on the needs of the operation (7 am – 3:30 pm, 3 pm – 11 pm, and 11 pm – 7 am ).

Position LocationTemple Hills

General Summary

Supervises one or more crews of utility service workers engaged in maintenance or construction work. The Crew Supervisor is responsible for achieving work objectives. Work is performed under general supervision from the Section Manager with considerable latitude for independent judgment within established policies, methods, and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises employees including selecting or recommending selection, training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination or recommending termination

  • Assigns specific tasks to field staff in the performance of daily job assignments to ensure completion of the work safely and in a high-quality manner

  • Ensure the overall work quality and conformance to WSSC Water’s standard procedures for all facets of the work included but not limited to temporary and final site restoration

  • Prepares daily reports and/or work order documenting personnel time, equipment, and materials utilized in completing given tasks. Collects data used for preparing work schedules, ordering materials or preparing reports, and answering customer requests or complaints

  • Initiates actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leaves, performance and other personnel actions

  • Receives specific tasks from the Section Manager as to location, type and time schedule for completion of maintenance, repair or construction activities for water distribution or sewage collection systems

  • Mobilizes crew(s) and determines materials and supplies needed to complete the assigned job; arranges for the timely delivery or placement at the work site

  • Collects, corrects, and updates site plans, construction plans, and WSSC Water system maps with accurate information gathered in the field, provides this information to appropriate personnel or locations

  • Ensures compliance with safety rules and regulations in accordance, but not limited to OSHA , the State of Maryland, and WSSC Water

Other Functions

  • Assists with investigation of vehicle accidents, work injuries, and recommends corrective action or discipline

  • Participates on cross functional teams

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations of new materials and/or equipment

  • Serves as Acting Section Manager when so designated

  • Performs related duties as required

Work Environment And Physical Demands

Work will be primarily performed in the field, some office work

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques commonly used in the maintenance of water distribution, wastewater collection and meter operations

  • Knowledge of safety precautions and hazards in work

  • Knowledge of personnel policies and responsibility for administering the personnel actions

  • Knowledge of work management and work leadership in planning, assigning, and supervising work crews

  • Ability to communicate clearly to make verbal and written reports

  • Ability to use computer equipment and software related to the assignment

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance and/or construction of water distribution and/or sewage collection systems

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, with no more than 4 points, and the ability to obtain and maintain a WSSC Water driver’s permit within 90 days of hire or transfer date

  • Employees in this position are designated or considered emergency personnel; therefore, the employee must report to work as scheduled or as directed by their supervisor when WSSC Water declares an event that requires emergency personnel to report to work

  • Obtain and maintain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License ( CDL ) within 1 year of hire or transfer

  • Obtain and maintain a Class 1 Water Distribution Systems Operator certification within 1 year of hire or transfer

  • Obtain and maintain a Class 2 Wastewater Collection Systems Operator certification within 2 years of hire or transfer

  • On call availability 24/7 or may be deemed Essential at any time



Salary$64,933-$99,124 plus shift differential

EEO Statement


It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have 5 years of experience in the maintenance or construction of water distribution and/or sewage collection systems?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have a Class 1 Water Distribution System Operator certificate?
  • yes

  • no

    • Do you have a Class 2 Wastewater Collection System Operator Certificate?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have an active CDL A or B License?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Are you proficient in the use of MS Office?
  • Yes

  • No

    • You will be considered emergency personnel; therefore, you must report to work as scheduled or as directed by your supervisor, when WSSC declares an event that requires emergency personnel to report to work. You may also be called or recalled to duty, at any time, during emergency situations. Would you be able to meet this requirement?
  • Yes

  • No

    • This position, at times, requires 24/7 availability and sometimes requires reporting to work on short notice. Are you able to meet this requirement?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?
  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents