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Employer: Finney County
Division: Road and Bridge
Job Title: Director of Road and Bridge
Salary: $0 Annually

Job Description:

Finney County is seeking a highly motivated individual who is looking to make an impact in the community by overseeing the Road and Bridge department. The successful candidate must possess strong communication and problem solving skills.  Planning and budgeting experience is essential.

The Director of Road and Bridge will be expected to work closely with the Finney County Engineer and County Administrator.

 The successful candidate will manage operations and oversee administrative assignments for Road and Bridge and the Noxious Weed department.


The Director of Road and Bridge Director manages operations and administrative assignments for Road and Bridge and Noxious Weeds in accordance with state statutes and generally accepted engineering practices.  The Director of Road and Bridge supervises the County road system, and road materials processing responsibilities.  The position is responsible to work collaboratively with the Finney County Engineer with planning and budgeting County road maintenance and other capital improvement projects.  This position works under the general supervision of the County Administrator on matters related to personnel, budget and general operations.


  • Enforces and maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Prepares budgets, and controls expenditures and provides input on revenue sources.
  • Prepares and completes reports.
  • Performs public education, speaking and outreach when new projects are being implemented and for ongoing activities.
  • Develops short-term and long-term goals for department.
  • Attends meetings with KDOT, FHWA, County officials and others as necessary
  • Direct and oversee the department’s safety program; ensure training, communications, and policies are presented and adhered to by all department employees; administer motivation incentive, reward and discipline as appropriate to underscore the value and importance of working safely.
  • Develops and administers department policies and procedures.
  • Fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the public.
  • Consults and advises the County Administrator or administration on matters relating to department operations and county-wide operations and maintains records of department operational activities.
  • Purchases necessary equipment and supplies for the department.
  • Researches the type of equipment to purchase or programs to support, prepares bid specifications for equipment, projects and supplies; determines cost alternatives with pros and cons, and provides recommendations to County Administrator.
  • Coordinates department activities with various governmental and outside agencies and other County departments.
  • Receives and investigates, or assigns investigation of, public inquiries about department operations and follows up to ensure adequate resolution.
  • Prepares or reviews plans and specifications for the supplies, services, contracts.
  • Defines and monitors performance, productivity, and compliance of subordinates with departmental missions, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to ensure all work meets the required expectations.
  • Perform administrative responsibilities for road and bridge and noxious weed department functions in accordance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate with direction from the Road Supervisor the daily work projects and assign jobs to work crews. Assign tasks, establish work schedules, review completed work, and supervise department supervisors, foremen, clerical staff, and all other employees.
  • Coordinate annual and long-term plans and budgets with County Administrator, County Engineer and Finney County Commission to maintain County roads and utilities under jurisdiction of the department.
  • Works collaboratively with Finney County Engineer to prepare civil engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, and work schedules necessary to maintain and improve County roads.


  1. Respond to change productively and complete other tasks as assigned.


Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the road and bridge department or function. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include supervising direct reports through coaching, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.   Direct supervision of over direct and indirect reports.


Associates degree from a 2 year college or Technical degree in construction management or related field and 2-5 years experience of highway, bridge and construction maintenance is required.


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 1- years related experience; and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Valid Class C driver’s license.

First aid.

CPR certificate.

Defensive driving certificate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES                                       

Ability to demonstrate extensive problem solving skills.  Problems include handling employee and citizen concerns and complaints and the ability to troubleshoot problems and develop the most appropriate solution.

Ability to complete complex mathematical computations.

Ability to supervise employee.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, subordinates, and shall relate to public in a positive manner.

Knowledge of regulations, laws, statutes affecting operations of department.

Knowledge of engineering principles.

Knowledge of operation of sewer systems.

Knowledge of project planning and budgeting practices.

Knowledge of road construction and maintenance procedures and materials.



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The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must be physically able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs and occastionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Adverse weather conditions and traffic are factors in this prosition when supervising and inspecting projects.  The employee regulary works with or near moving mechanical equipment and is freuquently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustice chemicals.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Stressful situations may occur when dealing with the public.   This position is subject to call out at all hours and any weather.


Vacancy Number: FICO PW28 2015

Open Date: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: