Road Maintenance Manager

Travis County
Full Time TX 700 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, United States Apply before 6/17/2024 11:59


Directs and manages all resources associated with large public works programs. Develops, implements and monitors program and project schedules to ensure effective and efficient completion of construction or service delivery. Directs and manages field supervisors and program staff engaged in roadway reconstruction/rehabilitation, surface treatments, traffic control, secondary drainage, right-of-way maintenance, emergency response, community restitution and customer services programs.


This is the second in a series of two road maintenance-related job classifications within the Maintenance job family. This classification is responsible for directing and managing publics works programs and projects through subordinate supervisors. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages road maintenance programs and program elements including roadway reconstruction/rehabilitation, traffic control, secondary drainage, right of way maintenance, sign fabrication, customer services programs, and other related programs. Coordinates contract purchases of road maintenance materials.
  • Directs and manages through subordinate field supervisors, work crews, and staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed, work/safety standards are maintained, and schedules are met. Interviews and recommends hires, oversees training and development, assigns and evaluates employees, and counsels employees as necessary to improve performance.
  • Develops and prepares program objectives, schedules and budgets for each element and determines resources required to meet work plan objectives. Manages and participates in development of construction, equipment, and material specifications for programs/projects. Approves proposed project design and scope changes during construction.
  • Responds to constituents.
  • May manage emergency response operations.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Planning or a directly related field AND six (6) years of increasingly responsible road, bridge and/or drainage structure maintenance and construction experience, including three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory or management experience;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Driver's License.

Computer skills to include proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Basic knowledge of a project management software package, such as Microsoft Project, Primavera, Artemis, etc.
Knowledge of a departmental budgetary process, including personnel, materials and contract line items. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Management principles, practices and techniques.
  • Policies, practices, procedures and methods of road maintenance and construction.
  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Equipment, materials and standards used in the construction and maintenance of roadways.
  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.
  • Budgetary preparation, principles and techniques.
  • Texas Motor Vehicle Code and other codes, laws and statutes relating to assigned function.
  • Equipment and tools used in road maintenance and construction.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
Skill in:
  • Managing, training, developing, assigning, coaching and evaluating staff.
  • Managing road maintenance and construction operations.
  • Budgeting resources and costing estimation and allocation techniques.
  • Operating a variety of road maintenance equipment safely.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Plan, schedule, prioritize, direct, implement and monitor the work of staff.
  • Plan, schedule and manage road maintenance and construction functions.
  • Estimate materials, equipment and personnel needed for road and bridge reconstruction and maintenance projects.
  • Monitor project progress and develop related reports and statistics.
  • Inspect conditions and recommend effective technical solutions.
  • Safely and correctly apply road and sign construction and maintenance techniques.
  • Read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Manage time well and meet timelines.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 10 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to extreme temperatures, outside elements, noise, vibration, contact with dust, fumes and hazardous chemicals, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects and rodents.

Work Hours: Works some holidays, Works some nights, Works some weekends. Schedule may change periodically. 

Department: TNR (Transportation & Natural Resources) 

Location: 4501 Rand Rd 620 N, Austin, TX, 78732 

Driving, Education, and Employment Background Checks Required.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.