Secondary Roads District Foreman

Posted: 05/08/2022

invites applications for the position of:

Secondary Roads District Foreman

SALARY: $68,573.62 - $73,301.34 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Secondary Roads
OPENING DATE: 05/11/22
CLOSING DATE: 05/25/22 04:30 PM

ENTRY SALARY:  $68,573.62-$73,301.34/year Plus Benefits

Work Headquarters:  Position open at the following Woodbury County Maintenance garage:   District # 5, Hornick, IA, Maintenance Garage, or any other location that may be assigned from time to time within Woodbury County.

Responsible and accountable for the safe, efficient and effective maintenance/ repair of County Secondary Roads and drainage construction projects in assigned district; control of the district maintenance workforce under the direct authority of the County Engineer and/or Assistant to the County Engineer/Engineering and Operations.
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 for the direction, control, and organization of all County road work within an assigned district.
Responsible for direct supervision of Secondary Roads equipment operators/employees.
Responsible and accountable for direction of road construction, repair, and maintenance.
Coordinates work flow and assigns all work in district within scope of responsibility.
Coordinates with other District Foremen the utilization of personnel and equipment to complete projects within the County.
Responsible for training of new employees and motivation of all employees.
Inspects roads in assigned area to determine maintenance needs and reports any major deficiencies to the Assistant to the County Engineer/Engineering and Operations.
Assists in the planning of maintenance projects.
Must be able to plan, coordinate and carry out maintenance projects in an efficient, cost-effective, and safe manner to optimize utilization of County resources.
Supervises district maintenance activities involving bridges and culverts, blading of roads, shoulder maintenance, seeding, snow removal, road clearing, ditch upkeep, entrances, buildings and grounds, graveling, traffic signs, and other related work.
Assists in providing proper maintenance, repair, and operation of assigned equipment, tools, buildings, and grounds to assure optimum safety and efficiency.
Responsible for keeping accurate records of repair of equipment, tools, and buildings to provide input for improving services, specifications, and purchasing of supplies.
Responsible for training and supervision of safety activities involved with completion of assigned duties and operation of equipment.
Responsible for direct supervision of equipment operators with follow through of assigned road maintenance
Responsible for evaluations of equipment operators/employees for that district equipment operations
Responsible for weekly safety training assignments and films with follow through into job assignments
Responsible for employee disciplinary discussion and action if necessary and appropriate
Assist and/or provides input or discussion of new employees interviewing, hiring, and assignments as needed
Under the direction of the County Engineer or his designee, performs a variety of duties involving public relation and information duties with the public especially adjacent landowners affected by department operations, the traveling public, vendors, utilities and contractors
Performs various other duties relating to scope of responsibility as assigned by County Engineer and/or Assistant to the County Engineer/Engineering and Operations
Attendance is required

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions: 

Knowledge of State and County requirements for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Secondary Roads,
Knowledge of all types of heavy equipment and tools used in roads maintenance and their applications to specific problems
Knowledge of all safety practices and regulations relative to scope of responsibility
Knowledge of the principles of supervision and effective human relations
Ability to effectively communicate with others
Ability to compute and effectively prepare a variety of operating reports and forecasts
Knowledge of computer applications for communication, inventory, and cost reporting
Knowledge of good road grades, lines, structures, drainage, and general repair
Ability and knowledge in interpretation of blueprints, cross-sections, and various road or road structure specifications.
Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check , a physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment. 


A completed Woodbury County application, resume and a copy of a current Iowa Commercial Driver's License is required. 
Deadline for receipt of applications shall be: 
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 
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.


620 Douglas Street Rm 701
Sioux City, IA 51101

Position #2022-00025