Lead Worker Guidelines

As a Lead Worker, the incumbent functions in a lead capacity for a group of employees working on a project or on a regular assigned basis. The Lead Worker does not have full formal supervisory authority for staff assigned to projects; however, in order to complete projects/assignment must be able to schedule and control the daily working arrangements for a specified group of employees.

As a lead for these employees the incumbent can perform the following duties:

  • Keeps management appraised of overall project performance (i.e., staffing or resource needs, completion dates, changes/delays in scheduling, etc.)
    • Distributes and reviews work performed on a daily basis.
  • Informal problem-solving.
    • Approves appropriate usage of sick leave and/or vacation time.
    • Schedules or approves daily work schedule based on project needs.
    • Provides general input on employee's performance to higher-level manager/supervisor.
  • Refers and provides information to a higher-level manager/supervisor regarding issues or concerns which may result in a disciplinary action on an employee assigned to their project.

The Lead Worker does not have full authority or exercise full decision-making authority in the following areas:

  • Hiring
  • Complaint/grievance resolution
  • Disciplinary action up to and including dismissals
  • Formal written performance evaluation
  • Reclassification, promotion, merit increases