Road Superintendent

Description :

Job Title:         Road Superintendent
Department:  Secondary Road
Reports To:     County Engineer
FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

General Summary:

Plans, organizes and coordinates daily operations involved in construction, repair and maintenance of the county’s secondary roads, culverts and bridges.  Schedules, assigns and supervises department personnel, equipment and materials. 

 Essential Job Duties:

Review job orders and determines the necessary personnel, material and equipment needed to complete construction, maintenance and repair projects. 

 Prepares reports assigning employees to specific projects. 

 Directs activities of employees engaged in construction, maintenance and repair projects. 

 Consults with county engineer on suggestions for preventive maintenance and operating procedures. 

 Trains, assigns, counsels, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff. 

 Approves overtime as necessary. 

 Approves vacation, personal and sick leave requests. 

 Approves purchase orders and billing for parts and supplies. 

 Inspects machines and equipment for compliance with operation and safety standards. 

 Evaluates condition of county roads, checking for snow and ice on a daily basis during winter months. 

 Provides for and handles 24-hour on-call such as from the sheriff for county bridge, sign, road, or accident problems.

 Determines and assigns personnel, equipment, and supplies including salt and sand necessary to clear roads. 

 Complies with all established safety procedures. 

 Involved in writing specifications for equipment purchases. 

 Involved in writing or changes to job descriptions and work policies. 

 Monitors equipment repairs to see they are done safely, timely, and cost efficiently.

 Provides the county engineer with input and recommendations regarding new equipment and supply purchases.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skill and abilities. 

 Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices of road construction, maintenance and repair, and related equipment. 

 Knowledge of basic math and the ability to accurately perform basic calculations, including, determining totals and percentages, and calculating area and volume. 

 Ability to follow written, verbal and diagrammatic instructions. 

 Knowledge of occupational hazards and corresponding safety precautions associated with road construction, maintenance and repair.  

 Ability to effectively plan, organize, schedule, train, motivate, discipline, assign, inspect and evaluate the work of assigned personnel. 

 Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, assigned personnel, managers, other public officials, and the public. 

 Ability to read, interpret, and apply technical information, including safety guidelines, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

 Ability to safely perform outdoor manual labor under adverse weather conditions. 

 Knowledge of metal welding and fabrication. 

 Knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and hydraulic repairs.

 Entry Requirements:

 Education/Training:  Must have a High School diploma or GED, management training, or equivalent relevant training experience.

 Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years as county road department worker, excavation construction, or equivalent relevant job experience.

 Required licenses, registrations and certifications: C.D.L. class “A” with Air Brakes

 Required post-offer physical examinations: Yes.

 Required drug testing: per CDL requirements. 

 Physical Requirements:

 Much work is performed in the cab of a pickup, or outside in what can be adverse weather conditions.  The work environment can involve exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, snow, wind, and ice conditions; dirt, dust and fumes; noise due to the operation of power tools and heavy equipment; and traffic hazards at road and bridge construction sites. 

 Ability to safely perform a variety of physical tasks associated with road construction, maintenance and repair, including bending, stooping, and kneeling; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling amounts weighing up to 100 lb.; and walking, standing and climbing. 

General Principals:

Marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties have been excluded from this job description. 


All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective employee and incumbents are encouraged to discuss possible accommodations with the County. 


Job descriptions in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee in the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. 


The County reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time.


Contact : Application and resume may be dropped off or emailed by August 14th.

Adam Clemons, Wright County Engineer
416 5th Ave SW
Clarion, IA 50525

Deadline for Applying : Aug 14, 2020 09:51 AM