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The Department of Public Works, whose mission is to provide the community with quality services, maintain and improve our public infrastructures and facilities, and support the preservation of Marin's unsurpassed beauty, seeks a Road Maintenance Superintendent for a full-time (80 hours bi-weekly) vacancy.
The Road Maintenance Superintendent (RMS) is responsible for managing and directing the activities of the Road Maintenance Division. The Division consists of approximately 40 employees and maintains 410 miles of unincorporated County roads. The RMS is responsible for supervising and taking an active role in performance management, coaching, and staff/team development.
The RMS works closely with the Engineering, Land Development and Transportation Divisions to complete vegetation and maintenance projects and inspections of worksites, This RMS inspects roadway assets; plans, prioritizes, schedules, and manages maintenance/construction activities; estimates costs to develop spend plans; manages budgets by planning work, analyzing data, and monitoring expenditures; manages equipment, materials, and other inventory; and oversees hired equipment and contractors. Also, develops and manages the area safety program and coordinates response to accidents, incidents, inclement weather, and other emergencies in assigned area.
The position requires considerable knowledge of construction techniques and maintenance methods as they relate to road construction and maintenance. In addition, the position requires a strong customer focus and interpersonal skills in order to develop customer relationships, investigate issues and requests, and recommend cost-effective and responsive solutions
The highly qualified candidate for this position will have personal and professional integrity, be highly organized, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approach their work with enthusiasm, and demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service. The candidate is also a capable leader and manager of staff; a project manager; and aware of the many environmental, political, economic, and social variables that road maintenance operations and management. The ideal candidate will have budget experience and a depth of supervisory and leadership experience that includes team-building, coaching, employee development, and discipline. Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with divergent groups are ideal.
The ideal candidate has considerable knowledge of highway maintenance and construction equipment, materials, methods, practices, and procedures and will display an uncompromising focus on safety by properly following company policies and OSHA/MSHA/DOT/DEQ regulations for safe working procedures and protection of the environment. The candidate serves as a representative of the department with staff, external organizations, and the public.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: a combination of education and experience equivalent to eight years of experience in road maintenance and construction, including three years at a supervisory level OR a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field from an accredited university and four years of professional engineering experience, including three years at a supervisory level. Possession of a valid California Engineer-In-Training certificate and four years of engineering related experience may substitute for the college requirement only.
Certificates and Licenses
Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable.
This job class requires travel between various County and business-related locations, including off-road and remote sites. Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County, including review of a recent DMV history. Applicants are required to furnish a recent DMV driving record at time of selection interview.
This class is a 24-hour on-call responder for all emergencies related to natural or other disasters that compromise the integrity or usability of County-maintained roads.
FILING DEADLINE: Open & Continuous. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903. Paper or faxed application documents will not be accepted. If you need assistance completing an online application, contact us at 415-473-2126. EEO/TTY