February 2018

Lincoln County, South Dakota, Seeks Highway Superintendent


Salary $2,260.00 - $2,495.20 Biweekly 
Growth potential to $3,340.80 biweekly.

Closing Date March 23, 2018

General Information

The Lincoln County Highway Department invites applications for the position of Highway Superintendent. The Highway Superintendent performs professional and administrative supervision and engineering work in directing the planning, design, construction, maintenance, improvement, and repair of County highways, roads, and bridges for the Lincoln County Highway Department.

The incumbent provides leadership to establish and achieve effective and strategic vision for the Highway Department. Responsibilities include ensuring proper care of all County highways, roads, and bridges; supervising technical, skilled craft, and service maintenance workers; preparing budgets; and developing and implementing department policies and procedures.

This position will also lead and oversee the Weeds Board. This is an appointive position; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to SDCL 7-8-20.

Examples of Duties

Lead the department in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of the Highway Department's policies, procedures, goals and objectives.

Provide direction for the department through strategic short and long-term goal setting and planning. Direct the department's policies, procedures, and administration to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances and laws.

Administer planning, design, construction, and maintenance programs for Lincoln County highways, roads, and bridges.

Develop and implement long range plans for highway and bridge construction and maintenance that reflects prioritized needs and funding options.

Supervise and provide work direction for department. Coordinate activities of the County highway divisions including administration, construction and maintenance, traffic control, and equipment maintenance.

Review highway and bridge plans, location, contracts and cost estimates for technical and legal accuracy.

Review bids and proposals and recommend acceptance to the County Commission.

Prepare annual budget and monitor department expenditures by project on a continual basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field plus five years of professional civil engineering work or comparable combination of education and experience.

Must possess a valid Driver's License and safe driving record.

Working knowledge of SDCL statutes as it applies to counties. Broad knowledge of the standard practices of civil engineering. Broad knowledge of the construction industry as it applies to road and bridge construction and maintenance.

Working knowledge of modern management practices.

Read the Complete Job Posting.

104 N. Main, Canton, SD 57013
605-764-6609; 605-367-4337
[email protected]


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