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Highway Commissioner
Location:Highway Dept WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:03/18/2018
Hiring Range:$78,936 to $90,230.40/annually
Job Responsibilities:
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to plan, direct, supervise, evaluate, recommend and monitor all department functions including maintenance, repair, construction and related administration for highways according to applicable ordinances, statutes and contracts.  The work is performed under the direction of the Highway Infrastructure & Recreation Committee and County Board.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Departmental Management
Establishes and modifies short and long-range goals for adoption by the Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee.
Reviews, evaluates, and establishes priorities of highways, roads, and bridges to be constructed or repaired.
Oversees and is responsible for the preparation of designs, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for construction and maintenance of highways and highway structures. 
Approves annual capital improvement projects and spending. Reviews and approves all equipment bid specifications, notices for quotes, and bids for projects.
Oversees preparation of the annual budget for the Department. Submits and defends the budget to the County Board. Oversees all financial expenditures, accounts, and records.
Manages County Highway Improvement Program (CHIP), Municipal Street Improvement Program (MISP), and Town Road Improvement Program (TRIP). Seeks additional funding for capital improvement projects through the STP Rural and Urban programs and other federal and state funding solutions.
Responsible for supervision, evaluation, performance management, and development of department employees. Provides direct supervision to Highway Engineer, Patrol Superintendents, Shop Superintendent, and Accounting Supervisor. 
Participates in the interview and selection process for departmental positions and is responsible for the hiring and dismissal of all Wood County Highway Department personnel.
Responsible for contracting, administering, and approving the work of engineering consultants hired by the Department.
Supervises, gives instructions and technical assistance, and inspects the work of the road crews in their maintenance and construction duties.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Assumes all responsibilities as provided by the Wisconsin State Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Laws, and Wood County Ordinances and Policies.
Responsible for coordination of and holding of public information meetings for landowners, utilities, local governments, and various other parties as necessary to review project proposals and receive comments on general or specific project aspects.
Works cooperatively with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and other governmental agencies on various projects, activities, and emergencies.
Keeps current on legislative and administrative rule changes at the state and federal levels and where appropriate makes recommendations on these changes to the Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee and the County Board. May appear on behalf of the County at legislative and/or administrative hearings.
Attends and participates in various meetings including: Wisconsin County Highway Association, Towns Association, County Board, Department Head, Traffic Safety. Prepares the agenda and supporting documentation for the Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee monthly meetings.
Reviews and approves all utility permits, right-of-way purchases, easement agreements, driveway permits, and oversize/overweight permits. Sets seasonal weight restrictions.
Answers telephone calls in a courteous and respectful manner. Receives and responds to complaints and inquiries or refers to the appropriate personnel or agency. 
Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public or Business Administration or related field, six or more years highway maintenance and construction operations experience with three years supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.  Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite and navigating the internet.  Required possession of a valid Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Operators License with a good driving record. A valid Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.