Village of Glen Ellyn

Village of Glen Ellyn

The Glen Ellyn Public Works Department is a dynamic organization for a community of roughly 29,000 residents in the western suburbs of Chicago, recruiting for Crew Leader I in the Streets Division. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a lead worker over crews within the Streets Division by performing a variety of skilled/semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of public infrastructure. An expectation of duties will be a 25/75 split between office and field work. This would include work both emergency and non-emergency in nature, with a large emphasis related to snow removal activities. This is accomplished by planning and reviewing the work of all maintenance personnel, responding to resident calls and requests, deploying all equipment and materials to effectively complete jobs, and scheduling/assigning work activities. Supervising and coordinating contractors will also be a requirement of the position. Position reports directly to the Superintendent of Streets.

• Plan, schedule, prioritize, assign, and oversee daily crew work activities by serving as one of two lead workers within the division, including entry of data into OMS.
• Provide responsive customer service to citizens by effectively resolving complaints or concerns.
• Evaluate employee work performance (including part-time seasonal employees); coach and develop employees; inspire confidence; and make recommendations regarding merit raises based on performance evaluations; administer and recommend progressive discipline with sound judgment.
• Coordinate and oversee contractors, and monitor performance
• Knowledge of Village codes and ordinances as they apply to street construction and maintenance, including but not limited to: backfill material; concrete; asphalt; hot/cold patch; crack sealing; and asphalt rejuvenation.
• Basic streetlight, traffic signal, and parking meter maintenance skills, advanced knowledge is a plus.
• Working knowledge of the MUTCD manual, along with the procedures and techniques to create and install various types of signage.
• Procure supplies and materials; maintain appropriate inventory levels; provide justification of purchases to senior management.
• Involvement with special event review, planning and support services.
• Installation and maintenance of streetscape infrastructure (benches, trash cans, bike racks, fencing, parking meters, etc.); routine maintenance of public parking structures and associated assets.
• Prepare and implement snow removal operations according to the snow and ice removal plan, including day or evening shift supervisor responsibilities, along with acting as a primary operator for a plow route.
• Participate in budget preparation; prepare cost estimates for material and equipment; submit justification for estimates.
• Participate in the 24/7 first contact call list on a rotating basis as assigned.
• Conduct training and safety meetings for assigned crew; oversee safety procedures and wearing of proper safety equipment and clothing to mitigate accidents and injuries.
• Supervise and perform proper vehicle and equipment maintenance.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and three to five (3-5) years of relevant work experience with roadways and signage; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. Prior supervisory or leadership experience is a plus. Class A-CDL with air brake endorsement required; minimum possession of a Class B-CDL at time of hire with a Class A obtained within 6 months. Ability to obtain or documentation of NIMS 100, 200 and 700 certification is also required.

The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, bending, reaching, climbing, pulling/pushing, walking, lifting and/or moving (up to 75 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, driving, typing, and repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Employee occasionally works around vibrations and noise, moving mechanical parts, confined spaces and underground trenches, heights, and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme outdoor temperatures. Work environment includes both an office setting as well as working outdoors in various types of weather conditions.

Work Schedule: The general work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Must be able to respond to after-hours call-backs; prepare for and confront emergency conditions as necessary to maintain efficient and effective Village services.

The pay range offered for this full-time position is $27.84 – $42.32/hr DOQ, with excellent fringe benefits, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) defined benefit pension plan. The actual starting pay will be dependent upon qualifications. This position is non-exempt (overtime eligible) under FLSA.


1. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and employment application (click here) to Hard copies (faxed, mailed, hand-delivered) of resumes will be declined.

2. Applicants must indicate (Job ID: #23-15 Crew Leader I-PW) in the subject line of their e-mail.

3. The position is open until filled, first review of applicants will be on June 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources at 630-469-5000.


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