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Director of Road & Bridge job in Fairplay

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Organization:  Park County Government
Job Category:  Director Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Fairplay
Post Code:  80440
Salary and Benefits:  $65k-$75k plus a competitive benefit package

Located high in the Rockies in the center of Colorado,Park County offers spectacular scenery, great recreational opportunities and true mountain heritage. It is about an hour and a half travel on state highways from Denver or Colorado Springs. It covers over 2,200 square miles and is larger than the state of Delaware. The County’s population is about 17,000.

There are two incorporated towns in Park County: ALMA is the highest incorporated town in North America at 10,578 feet above sea level.  Nearby FAIRPLAY is the County seat where most of the County offices and services are located.  It was one of the first remaining gold towns founded in ColoradoTerritory.  At the height of the mining booms, its population rose to over 2,500 but now remains steadily at about 600.  Both towns are less than 40 minutes from the ski resort town of Breckenridge, while the community of Bailey is about an hour’s drive from the heart of Denver. 

Park County is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Road & Bridge.  The Director coordinates with the CAO (County Administration Officer), Department Staff and County Staff to administer the operations of the Road & Bridge Department, including all operations, tactical and operational planning, budgeting, road improvement projects, risk management, MSHA and CDL compliance, and personnel management. This position supervises all department employees on a daily basis. Budget management and planning is a significant aspect of this position for the department. This position coordinates community projects with CAO and approved by BOCC (Board of County Commissioners).

For more information please contact the County Administrator at 719-836-4201 or pchr@parkco.us. An online application is required; application forms can be found on the County's website, www.parkco.us along with more information about the position and Park Cuonty. In addition, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the County Administration Officer. This can be done in person, attached to the on-line application or via email at the email address listed above.  Position will remain open until filled.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Civil Engineering degree preferred;
  • 5+ years experience in a related field including project management and operational administration; or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Must pass background check

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable trade-related practices; Knowledge of road construction principles and practices; chip and seal; pavement structures;
  • Knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and CDL drug/alcohol regulations
  • Knowledge of MSHA rules and regulationsComputer skills including proficiency with;
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and orally;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with public and employee concerns;
  • Ability to work effectively with public officials, co-workers and the general public;
  • Ability to schedule, plan, coordinate and manage operations
  • Ability to perform mathematical functions


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