Road Maintenance Superintendent

County of Marin
Full Time 80 per week $10,862 - $13,201 Per year CA 3501 Civic Center Dr STE 304, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States Apply before 6/3/2024 11:59


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The County of Marin, Department of Public Works, is actively seeking qualified candidates for Road Maintenance Superintendent.  There is currently one 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. 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.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate: 

  • 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 teambuilding, coaching, employee development and discipline. 
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with divergent groups is 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.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to eight (8) 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.

Ability to:

  • 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.



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.

Testing and Eligible ListDepending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active. 


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.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  The County of Marin is committed to diversity and invites all qualified people to apply, including persons of color, women, and individuals with disabilities.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation may be made for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons, where necessary.  If you have questions regarding equal employment opportunities, please contact Roger Crawford, Equal Employment Opportunity Director, at ext. 2095.  If you have questions concerning this position announcement, please contact Diane Ooms, Principal Human Resources Analyst, at ext. 3045.
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