Jobs with Road Agencies

Employment Opportunities

Current employment opportunities with Michigan county road agencies can be found here. Questions related to a job should be directed to the hiring road agency.

To post an employment opportunity, please email CRA for instructions.

The County Road Association of Michigan and County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund seek a shared administrative assistant

Posted 5/25/2018

Job Title: CRASIF/CRA Administrative Assistant
Reports to: CRA Director and CRASIF Administrator/CEO

Position Summary

This position has three core duties:

1. Provide value-added member services using various forms of technology and media.
2. Provide logistical support for meetings and travel.
3. Provide a variety of administrative, technical work to support the operations of CRA and CRASIF.

The person is located 50 percent time each in the CRASIF and CRA offices and reports directly to both the CRA Director and CRASIF Administrator. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manage website content on CRASIF home page, resources pages, member portal and user demographics.
2. Arrange and coordinate travel and lodging accommodations for board and staff.
3. Arrange and coordinate meeting events such as board meetings, annual meeting, strategic planning workshop and special meetings for CRASIF including council packet preparation.
4. Prepare condensed CRASIF board minutes, post in member portal, and maintain a board motion log.
5. Prepare and distribute regular correspondence.
6. Maintain and update the board member handbooks as needed.
7. Promote awareness of the CRASIF brand and promote customer service through the social media networks.
8. Maintain supplies inventory.
9. Perform administrative functions such as, but not limited to, providing excellent member service when answering/routing/screening phone calls and emails, maintain database of member contacts and data entry, word processing, shredding, scanning, faxing and bank/post office runs.
10. Maintain both hard copy and electronic office filing systems.
11. Categorize and organize CRA credit card expense reports.
12. Work collaboratively with the CRA and CRASIF teams in a manner that supports the goals of both organizations, which have a largely shared membership. 

Job Requirements, Education and Experience

• A four-year degree or equivalent, administrative experience is a plus.
• Proficient knowledge and skill with computers. Ability to utilize a variety of programs, with advanced awareness and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable equivalent.
• Familiar with Wordpress or similar content management systems.
• Experience working with nonprofits, governmental entities, group self-insurance workers’ compensations insurance and association environments is helpful but not required.
• Demonstrated proficiency in other basic clerical skills such as filing, organizing, communicating and operating routine office equipment. 
• Must have ability to concentrate and perform operations accurately for sustained periods of time.
• Have an understanding of good customer relations and communications skills regarding electronic and telephone conversations and ability to deal positively with a variety of individuals.
• Ability to travel periodically during the day and a few overnights during the year.
• Self-starter with willingness to suggest new ideas and collaborate across entire staff.
• Strong organizational skills with proven ability to plan, organize and implement various activities often within a time-pressured environment.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Located in Lansing, Michigan, area or within a daily commuting distance.

The typical duties stated herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by a person in the classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of a person so classified. 

The Calhoun County Road Department seeks a managing director

Posted 5/18/2018

Calhoun County seeks a managing director for its Road Department. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. For more information, click here.

The Berrien County Road Department seeks a project engineer

Posted 11/21/2017

Project Engineer  ($53,025 - $59,681)

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and related work experience or coursework in the road transportation area.  

Special Requirements:  Regular, reliable and predictable attendance; holds an EIT through the State of Michigan or a state recognized by Michigan and an ability to obtain a state license in four years.

Duties:  Serves as designated project engineer on selected local, state and federally funded projects.  Responsible for road engineering projects done under township project program.  Responsible for performance and documentation of construction engineering in accordance with the Michigan Department of Transportation Construction Manual, including inspection, material sampling and testing of aggregate, bituminous and concrete materials and density testing.  Response for the field survey, preliminary design, cost, estimates, final design, construction drawings, specifications, and right-of-way acquisition in accordance with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Guidelines and the Michigan Department of Transportation Guidelines for road, bridge, culvert, and storm sewer projects.  Responsible for performance of engineering designs using computer aided drafting (Auto Cad) equipment of topographic surveys, cross-sections, construction plans and as-built plans.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Engineering Supervisor.  This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Genesee County Road Commission seeks a stock clerk

Posted 6/18/2018

The Genesee County Road Commission is seeking candidates for the position of Stock Clerk 2nd shift to perform a variety of tasks related to the receiving, storing, issuing and record keeping operation of the stockroom.  Applicants must possess a High School Diploma/GED, six (6) – twelve (12) months stockroom experience, at least one (1) year of computer experience focusing on Microsoft Office applications with an emphasis on Excel and a valid Michigan Driver’s License.  Salary Range is $33,344 - $42,686.  Interested applicants must forward a resume to or mail to Rachel Mullin, Genesee County Road Commission, 211 W. Oakley St., Flint, Michigan 48503.  Resumes/applications will be accepted through June 29, 2018.  EOE  

The Genesee County Road Commission seeks a journeyman electrician

Posted 6/21/2018

The Genesee County Road Commission is accepting resumes/applications for a Journeyman Electrician.  This position is responsible for maintenance and construction of traffic signals, Road Commission electrical facilities, the construction, installation, modification, maintenance and repairs of electrical devices throughout Genesee County.  Applicants must possess a Journeyman Electrician License with two (2) years of formal technical training and 5 years of experience in installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures from blueprints, schematics and sketches or equivalent combination of education/experience.  High School Diploma/GED and a Valid Michigan Driver’s License is required.  Class A CDL with “N” endorsement preferred.  Starting pay is $31.16/hr.  Please mail resume to: Rachel Mullin, Genesee County Road Commission, 211 W. Oakley St., Flint, MI 48503 or email to rmullin@gcrc.orgResumes/applications will be accepted through June 29, 2018.  EOE

The Grand Traverse County Road Commission seeks applicants for the following positions

Posted 3/22/2018

The “GTCRC” is located in Traverse City, Michigan in the heart of the four-season wonderland of the northwest Lower Peninsula.  Our agency provides service on 1,015 miles county roads with a 2017 budget over $18 million servicing 1,000 miles of county roads and 227 MDOT miles. A brief summary of requirements are listed the following available positions:

Road Maintenance Workers/Equipment Operators - F/T positions.  Diploma/GED, specialized training, three years experience operating various types of road commission-type equipment. Current CDL-A license w/ air brake endorsement, medical card and excellent driving record.  Must be available to work overtime/on-call days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Heavy-Duty Truck Technician - F/T position.  Accepting applications in all three-tiered categories.  See website for qualifications in each category.  Must be available to work overtime/on-call days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Engineering Technician - F/T position.  Qualifications include two years of related experience in utilizing civil engineering principles, knowledge of the MMUTCD, AASHTO, MDOT specifications for construction, construction inspection and testing, practice in a municipal setting and experience using Microsoft Office programs.  MERL, Field Manager and RoadSoft are preferred.  A high school diploma/GED and two years of related experience.  Related course work may be substituted for work experience.  Preference given to an engineering degree and supplemental experience.  Candidate must be able to effective communicate complex technical data to multiple audiences.   

All position require good communication skills, driving record, ability to pass drug/alcohol test and background checks.  Full-time positions offer qualification-based compensation and a competitive benefit package. Interested, qualified candidates will find full details and applications on line at  EEO/ADA

The Ingham County Road Department seeks a seasonal Engineering Assistant

The Ingham County Road Department seeks a seasonal Engineering Assistant. For more information, click here.

The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County seeks applicants for multiple positions

Posted 4/4/2018

The Road Commission of Kalamazoo county seeks applicants for multiple positions. For more information, click the links below:

Seasonal traffic regulator - position open until filled

Heavy duty mechanic - position open until filled

Permit agent - position open until June 22, 2018

The Luce County Road Commission seeks a finance director

Posted 6/19/2018

The Luce County Road Commission is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Finance Director. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University in Accounting is highly desirable. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field may also be considered, dependent on past experience. An understanding of state and local government transportation finance issues is desired.

The successful applicant shall have a demonstrated history of problem solving, public relations, financial planning and a firm understanding of budgets and the ability to develop budgets. Good negotiating and communication skills are essential. This position serves under the Managing Director and a three member Board of Road Commissioners.

Competitive salary and benefits are commensurate on qualifications. Apply to Robert Ottenhoff, Board Chairman, Luce County Road Commission, PO Box 401, Newberry, MI 49868. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, July 5th, 2018.

The Luce County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Manistee County Road Commission seeks an Equipment Mechanic

Posted 6/19/2018

The Manistee County Road Commission will accept applications from qualified individuals for a full-time Equipment Mechanic with other duties as assigned. 

Candidates must be certified (or have the ability to be certified within 119 calendar days of hire date) in gas engine, diesel engine, drive train, suspension, brakes, and electrical for trucks and must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license, have an excellent driving record and be able to pass new hire and random drug and alcohol screens, and be available to work extended hours.

Candidates must also possess a current CDL with A and N endorsements and air brakes and a medical card (or have the ability to have the CDL and endorsements and medical card within 119 calendar days of hire date).

Four (4) years of experience as a truck and construction equipment mechanic including welding and experience in engine electronic systems for modern equipment, and snowplowing experience is desirable.

Education requirements are a high school diploma/GED, or equivalent educational preparation.

The application and Equipment Mechanic job description may be downloaded from the Home Page at Applications can be mailed or delivered to 8946 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake, MI 49614 (between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday), faxed to 231.889.0011 or emailed to no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018 or until the position is filled.  Only candidates that submit a complete and signed application will be considered for the position. 

No phone calls please

Manistee County Road Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

The Ottawa County Road Commission has the following openings

Posted 2/2/2018

These positions are based out of our Grand Haven office.  All positions require a good driving record.  Job Descriptions and applications can be found online at   EEO 

Responsibilities include surveying, drafting and making computations, record keeping, inspection and material testing for road and bridge construction projects.  Prefer prior experience in surveying, staking, or related area in a road commission or public works setting.

The St. Joseph County Road Commission seeks a managing director

Posted 6/20/2018

General Summary

The Managing Director is the chief administrator of the St. Joseph County Road Commission, and reports directly to the Board of County Road Commissioners. Directs and supervises all functions including project planning/development, human resource management and labor relations/contract negotiation, fiscal management/budget control, physical plant management, and grievances and discipline.

Responsible for analyzing road construction and maintenance, and to conceptually forecast needs for the next 5 years. Must keep continually informed of new, as well as changes to existing, highway legislation and regulations, affecting Road Commission operations. Researches and makes recommendations for changes to road commission policies.

Essential Functions

1. Supervises staff directly and through subordinate management staff to ensure a high level of service and the maintenance of Road Commission policies and specifications. Oversees personnel management functions of employment interviewing and selection, training, assigning job duties, scheduling and evaluating job performance.

2. Directs and monitors departmental budgeting and financial management activities. Identifies and ensures correction of problem areas.

3. Prepares agenda for and attends all Road Commission meetings to submit reports, provide advice and present pertinent data and information. Recommends policy, programs, and services to the Board, assists the Board in making policy decisions and informs the Board of pending issues to aid them in their policy determination and decision making process.

4. Implements board decisions including policies, provision of services, programs and financial objectives.

5. Collaborates and cooperates with various local, state and federal agencies concerning Road Commission matters. Regularly confers with other Road Commission representatives to resolve problems of mutual concern. 

6. Responds to telephone contacts, email contacts, attends meeting with the public, contractors, news media, government officials and prepares letters, memoranda, as well as, other written communication regarding Road Commission operations.

7. Represents the interest of the Road Commission at the state and national levels. Represents the department to the public, speaking to civic groups, explaining Road Commission activities, and encouraging support for programs.

8. Negotiates and administers labor contracts, contracts for provision of services, procurement contracts and state and federal contracts.

9. Reviews and approves preliminary plat and plat construction plans and recommends final plat approval to the Commission.2018

10. Reviews and approves permits to construct within the road rights-of-way and recommends final approval to the Commission.

11. Assigns and schedules staff to projects and monitors staff activities to ensure a high level of service. Prioritizes work projects and assigns completion times.

12. Prepares bid proposal documents and specifications for contracted work.

13. Notifies utility companies of impending maintenance and construction projects throughout the County to coordinate relocation of utility lines, if necessary.

14. Daily chip seal quantities monitored.

15. Other duties as assigned.

Duties are not listed in order of priority. They are typical duties and responsibilities that may be performed by the person holding this position. Duties may be added, deleted, or modified at anytime. They are not an all-inclusive list of all job duties.

Employment Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related discipline.

Experience: 4 years experience in construction, engineering, or management in public works, road commission or similar organization. 

Other Requirements: Computer skills including Microsoft office, strong organizational, planning, customer service and communication skills. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

FLSA Status: Exempt

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection or promotional criteria.

Physical Requirements:

Walking over uneven terrain to Road Commission work sites.

Ability to access office files.

Ability to operate various office equipment.

Ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer.

Ability to access maps and other records and documents of the Commission.

This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions listed above. These include, but are not limited to, the above requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.

Working Conditions: Works in office conditions and travels throughout the County to Road Commission work sites and to other locations to attend meetings.

Application, resume and salary requirements accepted until June 27, 2018.  Email to

The Van Buren County Road Commission seeks a mechanic / welder-fabricator

Posted 6/7/2018

The Van Buren County Road Commission has immediate openings for experienced full-time Mechanic / Welder-Fabricators to fabricate, layout and weld various metal or material assemblies, and welding repair of the various units of equipment comprising the Road Commission’s fleet.  

The ideal candidate will be skilled in welding and fabrication, as well as general vehicle maintenance operations.  In addition, the ideal candidate shall have a working knowledge of equipment and tools including, but not limited to diagnostic equipment, truck lifts, MIG, TIG, and gas welding, mechanic tools, etc.

This position requires the ability to obtain a CDL Class A with a tanker (N) endorsement.  Three to five years of experience in fabrication and welding is preferred.  High school education (GED or equivalent) is required.  Must be available to be on call, and to work extended hours.  

Mail resumes to Van Buren County Road Commission, Post Office Box 156, Lawrence, MI 49064, or email to by June 28, 2018.  Equal Opportunity Employer.