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Madison County District #2, Road & Bridge Technician in Virginia City, Montana

District #2, Road & Bridge Technician (Open Positions: 1)

Department: District Road Department # 2

Job Status: Full-Time

Status: Until Filled

Details: This is a full time position. Wage Range $21.65 to $27.06 DOE Apply Now (

Position Overview

The District Road Department within the County is responsible for maintaining and repairing roads, bridges and roadside features using a variety of specialized heavy equipment, tools, and manual labor, and complying with the statutory requirements set forth for County roads. Services include overseeing the design and reconstruction of existing roads and bridges; performing maintenance projects such as pothole repairs, chip seals, striping, signage, safety modifications, and drainage and storm water improvements. During the winter the department performs snow removal, de-icing, and sanding.

Job Summary: The Road and Bridge Worker/Equipment Operator performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled functions associated with the operation of heavy equipment and power tools used to safely and effectively maintain and construct the roads and bridges within the County. Duties include performing road maintenance functions either manually or with a variety of hand tools and specialized heavy equipment, monitoring the safety of project sites and work activities, inspecting and maintaining or repairing roads and bridges within a designated area as needed, and providing routine and emergency winter maintenance services according to applicable policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform routine construction and maintenance activities of county roads, bridges, and property to ensure that the department provides services safely, in accordance with laws and policies.

  • Receive and review work assignments and coordinate with other road and bridge workers, equipment operators and the supervisor to determine the time, equipment, and personnel necessary to complete road maintenance, repair, and construction projects. Respond to requests from County Dispatcher when other projects become a priority.

  • Maintain, repair, and construct roads according to project specifications, engineering standards, and County requirements. Exam road surfaces, sub-grade, drainage, right-of-way, and other components; and determine appropriate methods, tools, and equipment to complete projects.

  • Monitor project sites and work activities to ensure compliance with safety protocols related to the public, project crews, heavy equipment and tools, traffic control, materials, and other considerations.Resolve minor safety issues or deficiencies and refer major problems to supervisor.

  • Operate a variety of large trucks and specialized heavy equipment on construction and maintenance projects as well as sanding and plowing equipment during hazardous road conditions. May operate or drive; single and tandem axle dump trucks, motor grader, rubber tired backhoe, rubber tired loader motor grader, loader, roller, sweeper, water truck, dozer, mower, excavator, skid steer loader, asphalt paver, and pulling a gravel pup trailer.

  • Calibrate, operate, and monitor the use of heavy equipment and tools to ensure safety and effectiveness. Check and maintain proper fluid levels and air pressures of equipment.

  • Perform vehicle and equipment safety checks and minor maintenance on vehicles as allowed to ensure safe operations.

  • Provide manual labor support in transporting equipment and materials; culvert cleaning; clearing roadsides, and drainage features; preparing, applying, and finishing asphalt surfaces; pothole patching; digging holes and ditches; fencing; trimming and cutting trees and shrubs; traffic control; and related activities. Use and maintain construction hand tools to cut concrete, steel, timbers, and repair bridge decks.

  • Complete varied tasks in support of road and bridge maintenance including but not limited to sign repair, carpentry work, fence installation, jack hammering, power tampering, painting, erosions control and drainage, tree trimming, yard maintenance, and weed control. Help in cleaning of all shop and building areas. May perform some shop mechanic repairs of equipment as needed including some types of welding and fabrication.

  • Monitor project sites and work activities to ensure compliance with safety protocols related to the public, project crews, heavy equipment and tools, traffic control, materials, and other considerations. Resolve minor safety issues or deficiencies and refer major problems to supervisor.

  • Conduct inspections of county roads and bridges to ensure safety and when necessary respond to emergency situations including emergency snow removal, de-icing, water on roadways, fallen trees, etc. When directed, this also includes periodic inspections of grounds, shops, facilities, and equipment and investigating and resolving complaints or procedural problems. C ontinuously monitor the condition of roads and bridges to ensure the safety of the public.

  • Follow county safety requirements, traffic control procedures, and standard operating procedures when performing road and bridge work and monitor outside contractors to ensure they also follow county safety requirements, traffic control procedures, and standard operating procedures when engaged in joint or separate operations. Coordinate Road and Bridge work activities with other public works departments, County departments, and local agencies. Report violations to supervisor.

  • Monitor vehicles, equipment and tools to ensure proper performance, maximize the length of operating service and perform or coordinate the performance of preventative maintenance and repair.Check fluids, lights, tires, and other parts/materials; complete routine maintenance and repairs; and refer major problems to mechanics. Ensure effective and efficient use of vehicles, materials, contractors, facilities, and time.

  • Provide care of Madison County facilities to include clean-up and minor maintenance to county shop facilities and grounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

This job requires knowledge and skills in specialized heavy equipment and tool operations, road/bridge maintenance, and construction standards and procedures, material specifications, and basic mechanical diagnosis and repair. This job requires a thorough knowledge of County road conditions, areas and needs; construction and bridge maintenance on both paved and graveled roads; ability to learn some engineering and mechanical principles.

This job requires skill in the use of heavy equipment, power tools, and hand tools.

The job requires the ability to monitor and maintain safety protocols; work effectively under adverse site conditions; coordinate tasks and procedures with others; comply with state and federal laws as well as County policies and procedures; deal with stress and emergency situations; deal effectively and tactfully with other County employees and the general public to accomplish departmental goals; establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other County officials and departments, various state and federal agencies, and the general public.

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Demands: Essential functions involve significant physical demands related to repeated lifting of up to 75 pounds unassisted, 100 pounds with assistance rarely; carrying tools, materials, and equipment over rough terrain; climbing, reaching and bending.Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, drive, hear, bend, stoop, twist, and balance; need the ability to occasionally kneel and crawl; need the ability to grasp manual controls and the ability to use foot controls and operate gas, diesel, and electrically powered equipment.

  • Working Conditions: Work is on active construction sites involving pervasive hazards associated with heavy equipment and tool operations; speeding traffic; loud and constant noise; and regular exposure to chemicals, dust, fumes, and combustible materials.Required to work outdoors on varied and often unstable terrain involving exposure to varying weather conditions of extreme hot and cold temperatures.Some working conditions require special precautions and the use of protective gear (e.g., hard hats, respirator masks, gloves, etc.).Scheduled work hours may include early mornings or late evenings as well as occasional weekends and holidays.

Education Requirements

The job requires education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and three (3) years road/bridge maintenance, driving or operating large trucks and heavy equipment on construction or maintenance projects or related experience. Equivalencies include completion of a heavy equipment operator certification or apprenticeship, and two (2) years road/bridge construction experience.

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As a condition of hire, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a criminal history check and background investigation. Criminal Background Investigation is required as part of the Conditional Offer of Employment. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Testing: Individual hiring departments at Madison County may elect to administer pre-employment tests/screenings, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at Madison County, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). Job Notice: The responsibilities outlined in this job notice have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of performance for this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Madison County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.