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Highway Superintendent - Pennington County, SD

Pennington County Human Resources

  • Location: Rapid City, SD
  • Post Date: 9/18/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Job Level: Executive
Salary: $6644.00/Monthly
Position Objective:
The Highway Superintendent performs professional and administrative supervision and engineering work in directing the planning, design, construction, maintenance, improvement and repair of County highways, roads and bridges for the Pennington County Highway Department. The incumbent provides leadership to establish and achieve an effective, strategic and cost-effective vision for the Highway Department. Responsibilities include ensuring proper care of all County highways, roads and bridges; supervising technical, skilled craft and service maintenance workers; preparing budgets; and developing and implementing department policies and procedures.
This is an appointive position; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to SDCL 7-8-20.
Essential Functions:
Negotiate and administer contracts
Direct short and long-range planning
Supervise construction and maintenance activities to ensure compliance with safety requirements and procedures
Coordinate traffic-control efforts on construction projects through news releases, communication with various agencies and responding to inquiries from the public.
Responsible for the preparation and control of the budget for the Highway Department, including control of expenditures.
Responsible for the preparation and delivery of the Highway Department annual report.
Supervise and provide leadership for all Highway employees. Be actively involved in all personnel.
Represent the County in Highway Department related capacities, respond to inquiries by the public and others, and maintain positive public relations.
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents may be required to follow other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required or directed.
Experience and/or Education Required:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or directly related field.
Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience which demonstrates increasing responsibility in highway construction and managing of construction or government operation. General knowledge of county government functions and state statutes affecting local government is preferred.
A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
Ability to operate standard office equipment and a computer.
Working knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), South Dakota Department of Transportation regulations, and hazardous materials.
Possess a valid driver license.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to frequently sit, walk, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, reach and lift, push or pull items of equipment. Manual dexterity is needed to type, write, use a calculator and answer telephone.
Upper body strength is required to lift/move up to 50 lbs. unassisted; and lift/move more than 50 lbs. with assistance.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to speak and hear via a telephone and through face-to-face communication.

Pennington County Human Resources