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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.

CRA is seeking a Public Relations Intern for Summer 2018

The County Road Association of Michigan works in the downtown Lansing environment representing the interests of Michigan’s 83 county road agencies. We are experiencing an exciting time of growth and change.

We are seeking someone who sees an internship as an opportunity to contribute on a larger scale, not merely a resume builder. The ideal candidate will be creative, committed and eager to learn and contribute on a variety of levels. As an intern you will own a list of projects and will have concrete deliverables by the end of the semester.

Responsibilities:

- Work collaboratively with the communications department to implement the short-and long-term PR goals of the Association.
- Assist with the development of public relations campaigns for implementation by county road agencies.
- Assist with the implementation of marketing and PR resources for the Annual Highway Conference including an annual trade show, media releases, execution of annual award programs, and other functions as assigned.
- Assist with the development of marketing programs tied to the Association’s member communications and other member education materials.

Compensation:

The County Road Association of Michigan offers free parking and is located adjacent to the bus stop at Lansing Community College. A stipend of $1,500 for the semester will be paid.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Christina Strong at cstrong@micountyroads.org.  Put PR Summer 2018 Intern as subject line.  

Desired Skills and Experience:

Public relations intern will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of public relations, marketing, communications other related program. Current students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate good judgment, the ability to undertake basic public relations assignments and possess an understanding of basic media relations skills. 

Looking for an intern to start in mid-May. Interns will work 15-20 hours a week. Prior internship experience preferred, but not required.

The Calhoun County Road Department seeks an HR Specialist and Managing director

Posted 3/1/2018

The Calhoun County Road Department is hiring for the following positions:

Human Resources Specialist
Managing Director

For more information, click the links above.

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 an engineering aide ii

Posted 4/18/2018

The Genesee County Road Commission is seeking candidates for the position of Engineering Aide II to perform routine drafting, construction and permit inspection, surveying and traffic engineering tasks. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma/GED, valid Michigan Driver’s License, one (1) year of experience as a civil engineering technician or equivalent and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Associate degree in Civil Engineering preferred. Salary Range is $33,344 - $42,686, with comprehensive benefit package including, but not limited to, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, annual leave, paid holidays, pension and deferred compensation. Interested applicants must forward a resume to rmullin@gcrc.org or mail to Rachel Mullin, Genesee County Road Commission, 211 W. Oakley St., Flint, Michigan 48503. Resumes/applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

The Gogebic County Road Commission seeks a mechanic

Posted 1/16/2018

The Gogebic County Road Commission is taking applications for a Mechanic.  All applicants must have the ability to repair and maintain pickup trucks, trucks,  heavy duty equipment and special equipment at the Road Commission.  Utilize a well-rounded knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, electrical components, hydraulic systems, brakes, cooling and air conditioning systems.  Applicants must possess, or be able to possess within three months after hire, a valid CDL with a minimum of Group A designation. All applicants must be physically fit to handle the heavy work required.  This job is located in Bessemer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

All applicants who have current applications on file should update them.  Applications can be obtained on our website at www.gogebiccountyroadcommission.org or from the Gogebic County Road Commission office in the Courthouse Annex in Bessemer, Michigan.

THE GOGEBIC COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION SEEKS AN ASSISTANT COUNTY ENGINEER

Posted 2/20/2018

The Gogebic County Road Commission (GCRC) is seeking an Assistant County Engineer for a full-time job opening.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering and four (4) years in civil engineering, construction inspection, surveying, design, drafting, etc.
Successful completion of the “Fundamentals of Engineering” (FE) exam.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan within one year of hire.
Valid drivers license to operate vehicles in Michigan.

Duties:

Under the limited supervision of the Engineer/Manager, will act as a project engineer performing design and drafting with Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) system.  Responsible for the field survey, preliminary design, cost estimates, final design, permitting, specifications and other related duties for GCRC.  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.  The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Assistant County Engineer is a salary position with a pay rate commensurate on work experience and educational background.

Applicants may apply in person or receive an application at www.gogebiccountyroadcommission.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, resume and application to Gogebic County Road Commission, 200 N. Moore Street, Courthouse Annex, Bessemer, MI 49911 or email to dpionk@gogebiccountymi.gov.

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.  

Summer Engineering Intern/Technician - Seasonal summer position with those with a least one-year of college/related coursework. 

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 www.gtcrc.org/Jobs.aspx  EEO/ADA

The Grand Traverse County Road Commission seeks an Engineering Manager/County Highway Engineer

Posted 4/18/2018

The Grand Traverse County Road Commission is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Manager/County Highway Engineer.  Individuals should be knowledgeable and experienced in managing a department, staff and performing all aspects of preliminary and construction engineering related to road maintenance and construction and application of state and federal regulations.  

A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a minimum of five years of experience in road design and construction management, previous supervisory experience and a Michigan professional engineering certification (or ability to obtain one within six months) is required.  Additional education or experience in public administration, business or municipal setting is desirable.    

Knowledge of RoadSoft, FieldManager and Microsoft Office is required as well excellent organizational and communication skills.  Qualification-based compensation and a competitive benefit package are offered.  Submit application and resume to Grand Traverse County Road Commission, 1881 LaFranier Road, Traverse City MI 49696.  Applications available Monday–Friday, 7:30 AM-4:30 PM at the office or on-line at www.gtcrc.org/General/Employment 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 Ingham County Road Department seeks an Engineering Technician II

Posted 3/19/2018

The Ingham County Road Department seeks an Engineering Technician II. For more information, click here.

The Ionia County Road Commission seeks a mechanic

Posted 1/22/2018

The Ionia County Road Commission is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Mechanic. Applicants should possess, at a minimum, a high school education or equivalent and at least five years of work related experience. Advanced training or experience in electronics and computer diagnostics is required. Previous work experience in the field of truck and heavy equipment maintenance is required. Certification and Class A CDL are desired.

Further details, along with the job description and application package, are available on our website at www.ioniacountyroads.org. Application packages can also be requested by calling our office at (616) 527-1700. Applications will be accepted until position is filled and posting is removed from our website. We are an EOE/AA employer with a drug-free workplace.

TO APPLY: You must complete the attached Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Completed forms can be returned via email to info@ioniacountyroads.org or via mail to Ionia County Road Commission, PO Box 76, Ionia, MI 48846.

Pay range is $14.28 to 22.40 hourly.

Click here to download an application package.

The Jackson County Department of Transportation has multiple employment opportunities

Posted 1/19/2018

The Jackson County Department of Transportation has immediate openings for energetic and enthusiastic candidates to join a growing team of road professionals.  The County counts itself as being one of the most innovative in Michigan in looking for new methods to design, build, and maintain roads.  Ideal candidates would be team players with a positive attitude and have an aptitude for learning and growing.

Some of the duties of these positions include project management, plan development, surveying, construction inspection, and material testing to ensure compliance with contract specifications.  These positions use computer software such as AutoCAD, Roadsoft, Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and FieldBook, among others.  Construction materials testing experience in asphalt and concrete is also beneficial.

Project Engineer qualifications include possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, or a related field, is required. Successful completion of the “Fundamentals of Engineering” (FE) exam is required within one year of hire date. Two to three years of experience (including internship experience) in civil engineering, construction inspection, surveying, design, drafting, etc.

Senior Engineering Technician qualifications include four or more years of experience in road construction and surveying along with a combination of formalized or specialized technical training and experience.

Engineering Technician qualifications include specialized training equivalent to first year college, technical, or trade school or equivalent coursework in basic civil drafting, surveying, construction materials, and mathematics.

Please visit our website and click on the employment link for more details and to apply at www.co.jackson.mi.us   

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

The Luce County Road Commission seeks a managing director

Posted 3/23/2018

The Luce County Road Commission is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Managing Director. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University in Civil Engineering, and registration as a Professional Engineer with the State of Michigan or an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree along with some equivalent experience in transportation management, maintenance, construction and engineering. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate six years increasingly responsible professional transportation/public works experience, four years of which must be at a supervisory level. An understanding of State and Local Government roadway issues is desired.

A demonstrated history of strong management skills including leadership, professional judgment, decision making, problem solving, inter-personal relationships, public relations, financial planning, negotiating and communication are essential. This position is highly responsible for directing and managing the operations of the Luce County Road Commission and serves under the direction of a three member Board of Road Commissioners. 

Competitive salary and benefits are negotiable, depending on qualifications. Apply to Michael Aho, Board Vice-Chairman, Luce County Road Commission, PO Box 401, Newberry, MI  49868. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 4, 2018

The Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Mecosta County Road Commission seeks a finance director

Posted 4/10/2018

The Mecosta County Road Commission is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Finance Director.  The Finance Director is an administrative position which includes performing and overseeing a variety of financial and accounting functions.  Minimum qualifications include a degree in accounting preferable in the public sector. Ability to demonstrate solid understanding and knowledge of compliance regulations for organizations working within the public sector including accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Government Account Standards Board (GASB) Pronouncements preferred.  Considerable knowledge in financial planning and reporting; modern office practices and procedures including computer literacy required. A commitment to serving the agency and the public with integrity and professional diligence along with a valid driver’s license and the legal ability to work in the U.S. required. Pay will commensurate with qualifications and experience.   Interested applicants should submit a complete resume including qualifications and salary history by April 30, 2018 to the Mecosta County Road Commission, 120 N. DeKrafft Avenue, Big Rapids, MI  49307, or email to tnestle@mecostaroads.org

Mecosta County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Monroe County Road Commission seeks a County Highway Engineer

Posted 8/22/2017

The Monroe County Road Commission (MCRC) has a County Highway Engineer full-time job opening.  Responsibilities include:

  • Directs and manages the development and review of engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for road commission heavy maintenance and construction projects involving roads, bridges, culverts and railroad crossing improvements.
  • Oversees and coordinates the preparation of long- and short-term road and bridge improvement plans and identifies federal, state, private and local funding.
  • Directly or indirectly oversees on-site field inspection monitoring of all engineering projects to assure conformance with plans and specifications and public safety guidelines.
  • Coordinates and directs in conjunction with the Managing Director or his designees all phases of federally assisted construction projects including the development of new programs, securing federal or state funding, preparation of applications and compilation of reports.   
  • Prepares annual Act 51 Project Report and submits to the Department of Transportation.
  • Establishes procedures and guidelines in accordance with state law for permits work within the public rights of way.
  • Coordinates and makes various recommendations to the Department of Transportation [State and Federal] when appropriate.
  • Recommends to the Managing Director or his/her designee, and the Board roadway design polices, guidelines and procedures for constructing and accepting new roads in to the public road system, and implements them as directed by the Managing Director or his/her designee and the Board.
  • Reviews problems with Road Commission personnel, township officials, contractors and engineers and the public to assist them in finding solutions, which are most beneficial to all concerned.
  • Attends seminars and meetings when approved and reads professional journals and magazines to keep abreast of new developments and techniques in road design and construction.
  • May chair Monroe County Federal Aid Committee and may represent Road Commission at regional planning meetings

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related field and five (5) years of progressively more responsible professional engineering experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan
  • Valid driver license to operate vehicles in Michigan

This position may work forty (40) hours per week.  The rate of pay will be from $70,000 to $76,000 per year, depending upon educational background and experience.

Applicants may apply in person or receive an application at www.mcrc-mi.org.     

Send cover letter, resume and application to Human Resource Director, Monroe County Road Commission, 840 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, Michigan  48161 or e-mail to: mcrc@chartermi.net.

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  http://www.ottawacorc.com   EEO 

INVENTORY CLERK
Responsibilities include handling material, data entry, and verifying orders.  Prefer experience in data entry and inventory management.  This position will operate a forklift. 

SPECIAL SERVICES AIDE
Responsibilities include conducting inspections for utility, commercial, and plat projects; enforcing permit standards, rules and requirements; and performing weighmaster functions.  Prefer experience in road and utility construction, and reading construction plans.

ENGINEERING AIDE
Responsibilities include surveying, drafting and making computations, recordkeeping, 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.

CIVIL ENGINEER
Responsibilities include surveying, planning, designing, and inspections of road and bridge projects; involves preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, proposals, contracts, and other related duties.  AutoCAD experience is preferred.  Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

The City of Saginaw seeks an Assistant City Engineer

Posted 12/15/2017

The City of Saginaw seeks applicants for the position of Assistant City Engineer. For more information, click here.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission seeks a systems administrator

Posted 3/28/2018

Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Systems Administrator.  The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day information technology infrastructure supporting all WCRC operations. The ideal candidate will be someone who has shown progressive growth in their career and is customer-service driven, a strong communicator, proactive, innovative and tactical.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the continuity of business where technology is deployed. The Managed Service Provider (MSP) for WCRC has primary responsibility for the maintenance of desktops, servers and network infrastructure. This position is the onsite representative to oversee the installation/configuration, operation, engineering of project solutions, and provisioning and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited university with a major in a technical discipline such as computer science, business information systems or related field.
A minimum of four (4) to six (6) years in a progressively growing role in system administration with experience in managing budgets for IT.

The salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000 per year.  WCRC offers a comprehensive benefits packing including, but not limited to:

Medical insurance
Dental/vision insurance
Health Care Savings Program
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life insurance
Annual leave
Eleven paid holidays
Pension
Deferred compensation
Tuition reimbursement
STD/LTD

For more information and to apply, visit www.wcroads.org/about/employment

The Wexford County Road Commission seeks a truck driver

Posted 4/12/2018

The Wexford County Road Commission, an Equal Opportunity Employer, will be taking job applications for full time Truck Drivers (Road Maintenance workers). Applicants must have clean driving record, ability to pass a drug test, current Class B CDL, with airbrakes, with no restrictions, and the ability to acquire Class A with airbrakes within a specified timeframe, Medical Card, able to lift 80 lbs., work overtime – including nights, weekends and holidays, perform summer and winter maintenance on all County and State roads (includes, tree cutting, mowing, patching, etc.), maintain and service trucks and other duties as assigned.  Starting wages are $17.16 with incremental increases. Benefit package includes hybrid (401k type + pension) retirement, health insurance, paid holidays and more. Applications may be picked up at the Wexford County Road Commission, 85 W. M115, Boon, MI  49618, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday or downloaded at www.wexfordcrc.org.  Please mail your resume, cover letter and application to the above address or email to finance@wexfordcrc.org. Applications must be received by May 3, 2018.