All employees are required to have a CDL (commercial drivers license). Some employees require specialized Herbicide licensing through the New Mexico State Agricultural Department. Other employees positions require MSHA certification and training.
The Street Department contributes to the quality of life for Roswell citizens by maintaining 364 miles of paved city streets, "open" alleyways, and any other areas entrusted to this department, ensuring quality and safety for our citizens.
The City of Roswell Streets Department duties and works include:
Assisting other departments in many diverse projects
Demolition of city condemned structures and proper removal of material and debris
Determining each year which streets will be a priority for paving or new surfacing based on their deterioration and use
Maintaining and installing of all street, traffic, information and warning signs
Mowing of city owned right-of-ways, alleys, properties and land
Operating and maintaining the city rock crusher
Painting of traffic lines, crosswalks and arrows
Patching and crack sealing of roadways
Responsibilities of road closures and other indirect duties such as street control for city parades, the fair and other special events
Roadway debris removal
Spray and compliance of weed control for the city right-of-ways
Supplying materials such as gravel, fill dirt and road base to projects throughout the city