Jobs with Road Agencies

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.

Saginaw County Road Commission seeks a director of engineering as of 2/19/2019

The Saginaw County Road Commission is seeking an individual for the position of Director of Engineering.  Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and be registered in Michigan as a Professional Engineer.  The Director of Engineering reports directly to the Managing Director and is responsible for the budgeting and planning of the engineering department.  Qualified candidates shall have practical experience in plan preparation, road/bridge construction, and supervisory experience.  The successful applicant should also be experienced in all aspects of projects funded by State and Federal funds including grant writing, and reimbursements of same.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should apply on a SCRC application form stating qualifications, including a complete resume with references and salary requirements.  SCRC applications can be found on the website at or are available at the administrative office at 3020 Sheridan Avenue, Saginaw, MI  48601.  Applicant confidentiality must be requested in writing.  Deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

Send resume to:

Kate Gaiser, Administrative Assistant
Saginaw County Road Commission
3020 Sheridan Avenue
Saginaw, MI  48601

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Ingham County Road Department seeks seasonal engineering assistant as of 2/15/2019


Temporary / Seasonal – FULL-Time

(Expect 40 hours per week, overtime is possible)

May 2019 through November 2019

(Dates are subject to change, extended vacations are not allowed June through August)

Hourly Salary: $15.00 – $20.00 / hour – commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, On-Line Application


Under the supervision of the Design Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Sign & Signal Shop Supervisor, or Director of Engineering will perform all types of engineering related tasks including, but not limited to, topographic surveying, construction staking, construction inspection, computer database input, computer assisted drafting, quantity measurement and calculations, printing, traffic volume and turning data collection, collection and logging of Road Department infrastructure information, and updating inventory maps.

Location:  Ingham County Road Department, Administration Building, 301 Bush Street, Mason.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to walk on various types of terrain and work outside in all types of weather.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods, bend and squat repeatedly.
  • Must be able to drive construction stakes with an eight-pound sledge hammer.
  • Will be exposed to road and bridge construction sites.
  • Will be exposed to hot mix asphalt, fresh concrete, diesel engine fumes, and work in and around construction materials and machinery.
  • Must be able to lift weights in excess of 50 pounds.

Employment Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Michigan Driver’s License and reliable transportation to assigned office building.  Must be able and willing to work from dawn to dusk, weekends, and holidays. Must successfully pass a comprehensive drug screening and physical exam. Civil engineering coursework, computer proficiency, and land survey methods experience preferred.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application, cover letter and resumé online at:


Road Commission of Kalamazoo County seeks a project engineer as of 2/1/2019

JOIN AN AWARD WINNING TEAM in PUBLIC SERVICE. The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) is seeking candidates for the position of Project Engineer who maintains a
Professional Engineer license or objective to achieve.

The Project Engineer responds to questions from contractors, developers, engineers, road commission staff, and the general public regarding road commission policies and specifications. Other duties include developing plans, specifications and estimates for road, culvert and bridge design projects; inspecting construction projects in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with approved plans; preparing bid documents and specifications for contracted work; and performing special assignments. Assists with traffic engineering including data management, analysis and reporting. Reviews preliminary plats, construction plans, and final plats for approval. Possession of a Bachelor Degree in an engineering related field.

Additional qualifications and complete job description is available on the RCKC website at “About Us” tab. Please send resume and salary requirements for the Project Engineer position to or USPS to RCKC, 3801 East Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 by February 28, 2019. Candidates requiring confidentiality should so indicate. Please, no phone call position inquiries. Highlighted Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension, 457 Plan (Optional),
10 Paid Holidays.

Starting Salary: $ 70,879

Branch County Road Commission seeks a mechanic as of 2/1/2019

Branch County Road Commission is seeking a Mechanic to repair and maintain all vehicles and equipment owned by the road commission.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to, maintain a valid Michigan Operators License, CDL, Class B with air brakes, and a DOT physical.  Must be able to troubleshoot and repair diesel and gas engine, computer-controlled systems, transmission, clutch, differential, hydraulic and load sense systems, 12 & 24 volt electrical systems, wheels, tires and air brakes.  Perform preventative maintenance inspections, repair and fabricate body, cab and suspension systems, welding and fabrication with arc welder and cutting with acetylene/oxygen torch and plasma cutter.  Education/Experience-vocational school or equivalent with 3 years related experience or 5 year related experience as a skilled mechanic.  Salary range is $19.42 – $21.42. Complete job description and application are available by email to or at 23 E Garfield Ave, Coldwater MI 49036.   Applications accepted thru March 1, 2019.

Calhoun County Road Department seeks mechanic as of 1/18/2019

Under the general direction of the Road Department Fleet Manager, provides repair and maintenance for County Road Department vehicles and equipment. Tools are provided by the Road Department.

Starting Wage: $20.28

Minimum Requirements: Completion of a standard high school diploma or equivalent. Completion of specialized mechanic training preferred. Specialized or technical training equivalent to the first year of college in vocational technology, automotive maintenance, or equivalent. Three to five years of experience as a mechanic. Experience in maintaining and repairing road operation vehicles preferred. State of Michigan Mater Auto/Truck Certification preferred. Valid MI Operator’s License, CDL Class B with Air Brakes, and DOT Physical Card.

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: Teamsters Local 214

Location: Road Department – Marshall

Position Opening: 12/10/18 Position Closing: Until Filled

Only qualified applicants meeting minimum requirements will be considered as having applied for this position. Please apply on line at by completing the Calhoun County Employment Application, along with uploading a current resume and letter of interest. A job description will be available upon request. EEO Employer.

Ottawa County Road Commission seeks a public works operator as of 1/17/2019

Responsibilities of this position include knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment and techniques used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment and collection systems.  Wage is dependent on qualifications and experience.  A wastewater license “L”, “D”, or “C”  is desirable.  This position will work out of the Grand Haven office and travel throughout the county.  This position will have variable hours including some Saturdays and Sundays.

Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an application.

Applications can be downloaded at

Midland County Road Commission seeks to fill three positions as of 1/16/2019

Midland County Road Commission has three positions open thru January 18, 2019

General Laborer

CDL A with Tanker endorsement is required.

Apply through Michigan Works Service Center.  Details at the link below.

Osceola County Road Commission seeks a heavy equipment operator/truck driver as of 1/14/2019

The Osceola County Road Commission will accept applications for one heavy equipment operator/truck driver position.  Applications should be accompanied with a resume and submitted no later than 3:30 P.M., February 8, 2019.  Applications forms are available from the Road Commission office at 4737 Makwa Drive, Hersey, MI 49639, M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 231-832-5171.  All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid CDL Class A license with N & T endorsements.  The Osceola County Road Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Washtenaw County Road Commission seeks to fill several positions as of 1/14/2019

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is accepting applications for the following positions:

Heavy truck driver
Engineer technician – construction
Civil engineer, PE

For more information, visit the Washtenaw County Road Commission’s website.

Road Commission of Kalamazoo County seeks applicants for multiple positions as of 1/14/2019

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

Seasonal heavy truck operator-road maintenance – position open until filled

Road maintenance operator – position open until filled

Heavy duty mechanic – position open until filled

Ingham County Road Department seeks seasonal engineering technician, seasonal engineering assistant and engineering technician I as of 1/14/2019

The Ingham County Road Department seeks a seasonal engineering technician, seasonal engineering assistant and engineering technician I. Click below for more information:

Seasonal engineering technician

Seasonal engineering assistant

Menominee County Road Commission seeks an office/accounting assistant as of 1/9/2019

The Menominee County Road Commission is accepting applications for the position of Full-time Office/Accounting Assistant at our Stephenson, MI office.  This position offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

Successful candidates will be highly organized, pay attention to detail, have the ability to communicate with the public courteously, and will be computer proficient with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel.  An associate’s degree in Accounting or a related field and two years of relevant job experience is desired, but consideration will be given to other combinations of education and experience that provide the skills to perform the job.

Apply by sending your resume to:

Menominee County Road Commission

Attn: Lisa Savord, Finance Director/Clerk

P.O. Box 527

Stephenson, MI 49887

Or by email to

Applications may also be picked up at the Road Commission office at W5416 Belgiumtown Road, Stephenson. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Menominee County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marquette County Road Commission seeks an administrative and accounting assistant as of 1/9/2019

The Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC) is accepting applications and/or resumes through Friday, February 1st, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm for an Administrative and Accounting Assistant.  Applications and/or resumes can be dropped off or mailed to MCRC at 1610 North 2nd St., Ishpeming, MI  49849 and will also be accepted through our email address at  An Employment Application can be obtained on our website, at:

Duties include serving as the main receptionist, data entry, and a wide variety of administrative and accounting tasks for the organization.

This position requires considerable knowledge and understanding of general ledger accounting and procedures used in a complex computerized financial management system.  Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, detail oriented, and a team player with excellent customer service skills.


Motivated candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of responsible work experience with an emphasis on governmental or public agency accounting preferred, strong work ethic, strong initiative, a minimum of an associates degree in finance or accounting, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Branch County Road Commission seeks a manager or engineer manager as of 1/9/2019

The Branch County Road Commission, located in Coldwater, Michigan, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager or Engineer-Manager.

Ideal candidate must have project planning and development ability, understanding of human resource management, union labor relations, contract negotiation, strong communication and interpersonal skills.   Knowledge of roads, bridge construction, maintenance, finance and budgeting..  Knowledge of Michigan Transportation Funding, understanding of local, state and federal highway financing is a plus.  Applicants must have Bachelor degree in business administration with construction experience or Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; or equivalent; with 5-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of road commission and county parks. For complete job description, application and additional information, contact Branch County Road Commission at 517-278-2022.  Salary range negotiable based on qualifications. Applications and resumes should be addressed to Branch County Road Commission, 23 E Garfield Ave., Coldwater MI 49036 or   The Branch County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications thru 2/15/19 or until filled.

Menominee County Road Commission seeks an engineer-manager as of 1/8/19

The Menominee County Road Commission, located in Stephenson, Michigan, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Engineer-Manager, due to the upcoming retirement of the current Engineer-Manager.

Under the direction of a three-member Board of County Road Commissioners, the Engineer-Manager is responsible for overseeing and supporting the Road Commission staff; delegating tasks and responsibilities as needed; meeting deadlines and directives in a timely manner; and possessing strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Ideal candidate must have project planning skills and development ability relating to construction projects; understanding of human resource management; union labor relations; contract negotiations; and fiscal management and budget control. The Road Commission’s budget is approximately eight (8) million dollars annually.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a P.E. License in the State of Michigan is preferred as well as at least three (3) years management experience. Knowledge of road construction, Michigan Transportation Funding, and an understanding of local, state and federal highway financing is desired.

The Menominee County Road Commission is a thirty-four (34) person organization that has jurisdiction over 1,120 miles of primary and local roads within 14 Townships as well as maintenance responsibilities for 197 lane miles of State Highway under a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation. The Road Commission has one location that houses both the maintenance facilities and administrative offices located in Stephenson, MI and two additional satellite maintenance garages located in Menominee and Powers, Michigan.

The salary and benefit package will be commensurate with experience. Please send resume and salary history/requirements to the Menominee County Road Commission, Attention: Lisa K. Savord, Finance Director/Clerk, P.O. Box 527, Stephenson, Michigan 49887 or by email to

The application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019, or until the position is filled. Applicant must request confidentiality if so desired. The Menominee County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ottawa County Road Commission seeks an engineering aide as of 1/8/2019

Ottawa County Road Commission has a position available for an Engineering Aide.

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

Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an application.

Applications can be downloaded at

Ottawa County Road Commission seeks a civil engineer as of 1/8/2019

Ottawa County Road Commission has a position available for a Civil Engineer.

Responsibilities include surveying, planning, designing, and inspection 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.  Professional engineer’s license or ability to obtain is desired.  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an application.

Applications can be downloaded at

City of Muskegon seeks a highway supervisor as of 1/7/2019

The City of Muskegon seeks applicants for the position of highway supervisor by 1/18/2019. Click here for more information.

Delta County Road Commission seeks a county highway engineer as of 12/13/2018

TITLE: County Highway Engineer


The position of Co. Hwy. Engineer requires Supervision and Administration within a diversified area of Public Works Projects.  Work involves overall responsibility for developing, coordinating, reviewing, and evaluating road commission projects and ongoing work of the engineering unit. Work is performed in accordance with the overall departmental policies and accepted professional standards but with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment in solving problems that arise within the delegated area of authority. Administrative and technical direction is provided to employees in the engineering unit. The work is performed under general administrative direction of the Superintendent or Manager. Work originates as the result of programs or projects undertaken by the Commission or directly in response to public complaints.


Supervises and participates in the surveying pertaining to roads, bridges, or culvert construction.

Designs and supervises the design of complex roads, culverts, and asphalt overlays used in the public works and maintenance projects.

Supervises the construction of roads and other projects. Makes necessary changes in construction plans as project work continues.

Determines ownership of land to be used for construction; makes preliminary surveys to establish ownership; writes property descriptions for acquisition purposes.

Prepares and submits various funding request applications; develops and submits planning and programming documents.

Prepares permit applications for wetland and stream crossing impacts and oversees other environmental concerns such as underground storage tanks, salt storage, etc.

Performs dam safety inspections per MDEQ requirements, or the ability to acquire this certification.

The duties stated here are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


Physical Mobility – Ability to walk extended distances and climb stairs or ramps to access Commission and other work related locations and facilities.

Vision and Sight – Ability to read instructions, directions, and similar written information in letters, memoranda, forms and other documents.

Hearing and Speaking – Ability to converse orally with standard telephones and radios to receive and communicate information to employees and the public.

Agility and Movement – Ability to lift, push, pull, and manipulate tools, equipment, supplies, and other objects often weighing upwards to 50 pounds.


A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and three years of increasingly responsible, professional civil engineering experience, preferably in public works design and construction, preferably involving some supervisory responsibility.


Registered to practice civil engineering by the State of Michigan Board of Engineering Examiners or the ability to become registered.


The above job description has been developed based on the guidelines defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

Grand Traverse County Road Commission seeks applicants for the following positions as of 11/30/2018

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.

GTCRC offers full-time employees paid personal time off, health/vision/dental and short & long disability insurances, pension, tuition reimbursement and competency-based compensation.  Applications, job descriptions and benefit overviews can be found at EEO/ADA

A brief summary of requirements are listed the following available FULL-TIME positions:

Road Maintenance Workers/Equipment Operators:  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 Technicians: 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.

SEASONAL POSITIONS:  We are accepting applications from qualified candidates for seasonal snowplow drivers.  CDL-A license, good driving record, snow removal experience with heavy-duty equipment required.  Must pass drug/alcohol testing.

All position require good communication skills, driving record, ability to pass drug/alcohol test and background checks.

Grand Traverse County Road Commission seeks a manager as of 11/16/2018

Looking for a fun and challenging leadership role in the Northern Michigan area?

The Road Commission of Grand Traverse County is looking for a dynamic individual who has a good sense of humor and strong work ethic to lead this approximately 50-person organization it mission to provide safe and efficient road systems for County residents.

Grand Traverse County is located in northern Lower Michigan and is a popular resort town. It is known for its year-round outdoor activities including boating, hunting, skiing, fishing and golf. In addition, Grand Traverse County boasts a number of wineries, breweries, restaurants and cultural facilities such as Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The Road Commission has been providing County services for over 100 years. The Manager role, which is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Road Commission, reports directly to the five-person Road Commission Board.  This role manages an annual budget of $20 to $25 million, in addition to major projects, for this independently run organization.

The Grand Traverse County road system is comprised of 251 primary, 750 local and 224 State miles of road. The Road Commission is housed in a modern facility built in 2001 that features 6,000 sq. ft. of administrative offices, 15,800 sq. ft. of equipment storage, 10,000 T salt storage barn and a MDEQ/EPA approved fueling depot.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, adaptable leader who has a successful history of leading engineering, road maintenance or construction management organizations. A bachelor’s degree is required in public administration, civil engineering, construction management or related fields. Significant executive-level experience in complex organizations required. Strong financial management and interpersonal skills required with broad understanding of road construction and maintenance highly desirable. High motivation, visionary leadership and a record of innovations are also considered important.

Salary is negotiable, depending upon qualifications and experience.  Exceptional benefit offered.

For more information, go to

To apply send completed application, cover letter, resume and salary history to

Candidates requiring confidentiality should so indicate; final interviews conducted in public. EEO/ADA

Cass County Road Commission seeks a supervisor as of 11/16/2018

The Cass County Road Commission is seeking candidates for the position of Supervisor. Under the general direction of the Superintendent, this person will supervise various assigned functions of the daily operations of the road commission. Coordination closely with the Superintendent, this person will be responsible for assisting with the following tasks and activities (not all inclusive):

  • Assist with employee development, coaching and personnel issues
  • Assist with winter operations
  • Coordinate with engineering staff as needed on projects and programs
  • Ensure MIOSHA compliance
  • Oversee asphalt plant and mining operations
  • Oversee and review permits
  • Plan and execute summer and winter projects and programs.
  • Responding to emergency calls as needed
  • Schedule daily work crews and workdays
  • Schedule equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Work with union employees
  • Other duties as assigned

This candidate must possess strong public relations skills in dealing with employees, township officials and the community. Background must include a broad knowledge of road construction and maintenance with experience in the public sector. Knowledge and experience in the asphalt industry and mining operations. Certification of aggregate testing and hot mix asphalt quality control/quality assurance certification.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Educational requirements include at least a high school diploma and a minimum associate degree with additional higher education preferred. Salary and benefit package is commensurate with experience and education.

Please submit a letter of interest/resume to Steven Lucas in a sealed envelope to PO Box 68, Cassopolis MI 49031 or by email at

The Cass County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer