Secondary Roads Assistant to the County Engineer

Posted: 05/14/2023

Woodbury County
Secondary Roads Assistant to the County Engineer

Woodbury County benefits include:  IPERS, Health Ins with $250/Ded; Free Dental, Life & LTD Ins; Sick leave benefits, Vacation, 10 paid Holidays and 2 Personal Days!   

ENTRY SALARY:   $3,572.11/bi-weekly (Plus Benefits)

Performs difficult technical and administrative work in planning, designing and coordinating construction and maintenance projects on roads, bridges and other County infrastructure; purchasing right-of-way needed for construction and maintenance projects; does related work as required.  Responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient performance of a variety of departmental activities associated with the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges. May have project assignments including but not limited to office administration, supervision of the road and bridge inventory and bridge replacement program; assists in project rating and prioritization; supervision of field survey work; the safe, efficient and effective direction of Secondary Roads contract construction work within the County under the direction of the County Engineer. Incumbent also assists with the operational planning, direction, coordination and control of repair and maintenance of County roads, bridges and drainage structures and the supervision of departmental maintenance employees under the direction of the County Engineer.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responsible and accountable for the effective performance of a variety of engineering and road maintenance duties.
Responsible and accountable for supervising County maintenance staff in the absence of the County Engineer and for coordinating project work and engineering support for district maintenance staff.
Responsible for maintenance of inventories of county signs, bridges, culverts and other departmental assets.
Responsible for design and construction supervision of drainage district projects as assigned.
Assists the County Engineer in the preparation of a wide variety of departmental work including determining short and long range plans to maintain existing infrastructure.
Supervises the activities of County survey crews and inspection teams; advises and assists in the correct and efficient completion of required field and office work.
Coordinates with the County Engineer in the preparation of road establishment and vacation documents, contracts and easements for right of way purchase and the drawing of plats connected therewith.
Trains new employees as required.
Supervision of subordinate employees.
Keeps current on developments in areas of responsibility and related fields, and keeps departmental management informed on progress of the various County engineering projects.
Audits, inspects, and assists in the evaluation of departmental construction field activities to assure compliance with established policies and procedures.
Confers with Federal and State Officials on engineering activities within scope of responsibility. Works with drainage district trustees and other governmental officials to coordinate project assignments.
Assists in the evaluation of field and office activities to assure compliance with regulations, work standards, and specifications.
Responsible for development of specifications and standards for surveying, drafting, and engineering equipment, under direction of the County Engineer.
May perform a variety of public relations and informational duties for the Engineering Department, by way of phone, letter and direct contact.
Assists in the evaluation of field and office activities to assure compliance with regulations, work standards, and specifications.
Assists in the development of an annual budget for departmental operations and monitors adopted budget.
Performs a variety of other duties related to scope of responsibilities as assigned by the County Engineer

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community or technical college, with major course work in civil engineering or related field; and extensive experience in 
road and bridge construction, facility and maintenance management, and design.
Knowledge of advanced route and land surveying techniques and equipment including latest electronic equipment
Ability to read, write, and understand legal descriptions.
Substantial knowledge of computer aided drafting techniques, electronic spread sheets and data base software programs 
Knowledge of safety standards and regulations
Knowledge of motivational and supervisory techniques
Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively
Should be familiar with the Iowa Department of Transportation's specifications, design requirements and project administration requirements and knowledge of State Code as related to responsibilities
Knowledge of legal statutes and regulations relative to Secondary Roads.


A completed County Application form and a resume are required.  

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS SHALL BE:  4:30 p.m. on Friday May 26th, 2023.   

Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.