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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P4005 / Lead Roofer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

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Performs roofing and repairs on various types of roofs, and provides on-site leadership to other roofers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Inspects roofs; determines repairs needed and estimates jobs.
  2. Monitors work of contractors and inspects completed jobs.
  3. Installs new roofs to include shingle, built-up, and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) systems.
  4. Repairs all types of roofing systems.
  5. Supervises the work of employees in supporting roles, including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance.
  6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  7. Prepares written reports on roof conditions.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to prepare engineering documents, specifications and cost estimates for projects.
  • Ability to inspect structures to determine repair needs.
  • Ability to perform inspections and/or approve installations.
  • Ability to install roofing materials and adhesives.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions on the use of appropriate tools and applications techniques.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Monitoring and inspecting work of contractors; b) supervising the work of lower level employees including workload and performance; and c) preparing written reports on roof conditions including project cost estimates.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Must be able to climb 36 foot extension ladder.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017