Secondary Roads Superintendent

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 4:30pm Central Time. (11 days remain)

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Secondary Roads Superintendent

Closing Date/Time: Sunday, 10/9/2022, 4:30 pm

Salary: $68,515.20 to $94,452.80 per year

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Eldridge, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, of the County Engineer, the Secondary Roads Superintendent plans, directs, and coordinates personnel, equipment, and materials in the maintenance and construction of County roads, bridges, and culverts. Monitors the condition of County roads to identify the need for maintenance, construction, or snow removal.

Starting salary is $68,515.20 - $79,456, based upon experience and board approval. Top wage is currently $94,452.80 through annual step increases. Additional cost of living increases are determined on a yearly basis.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plans, directs, and coordinates personnel and equipment to meet County road maintenance and construction objectives.

Schedules employee and crews and coordinates the use of equipment to ensure projects and work orders are completed; assists with projects as needed.

Inspects the progress of construction and maintenance projects on a regular basis to ensure timely completion; coordinates and maintains communication with contractors as well as other counties, cities, and towns; makes adjustments to project schedules as necessary.

Conducts inspections of County roads, bridges, and culverts on a regular basis; monitors conditions and identify maintenance needs.

Receives and addresses complaints from property owners; issues permits as needed and collects related fees.

Meets with Engineers to discuss projects and work orders; makes recommendations for the hiring, promotion, transfer, or discharge of employees; administers bargaining agreements for all represented employees; recommends improvements or changes in operating procedures.

Communicates with office staff regarding dust control permits received and relays information to dust control vendors and operators.

Coordinates with fleet staff regarding equipment needs as seasons and work load fluctuate; responds to equipment failures in the field; performs minor repairs where possible.

Works with Roadside Vegetation Specialist regarding erosion control, seeding, brush cutting, and eradication areas.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible road maintenance experience, which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience;; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Materials, equipment, and methods used in the construction and maintenance of road systems.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

OSHA standards and regulations.

Project management practices.

Supervisory principles and practices.

Weed abatement chemicals and methods.

Skill in:
Operating a variety of hand and power tools and construction equipment.

Conducting thorough inspections to identify compliance and safety issues.

Reading and accurately interpreting blueprints, maps, and engineering drawings.

Providing effective supervision, leadership, and direction to assigned staff.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's license at the time of hire.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and throughout Scott County and requires exposure to dangerous tools, equipment, and machinery, hazards associated with traffic, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, and hazardous chemicals.
May be required to traverse uneven terrain and lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
May be required to be available or "on-call" during off-duty hours.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.