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December 1, 2016


February 28, 2017

Road and Bridge Supervisor

Bingham County Department of Human Resources

501 N Maple #202
Blackfoot ID 83221
208.782.3111 - Fax

Starting Pay: DOQ

Position Summary

Purpose Of Class/Primary Function

The principal function of an employee in this class is to supervise and perform journey level maintenance and construction work on County projects, roads, bridges, and rights-of-way. The Road and Bridge Supervisor may operate heavy equipment but the primary responsibility is to serve as a field supervisor monitoring various road projects and operations. The work is performed under supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. May be required to assume Assistant Public Works Director responsibilities in his or her absence. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor environment and may include working in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of heavy equipment and power tools.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • Must have a valid Idaho Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License;
  • Must be able to pass drug testing – pre-employment, random, and in the event of an accident;
  • Must be able to obtain certification in flagger/traffic control within six months of hire date;
  • Must be able to obtain CPR/1st Aid Certification within six months of hire date;
  • Must be able to have a positive attitude and ability to get along with other workers;
  • A minimum of four (4) years experience in heavy equipment operation, street or utility system construction and maintenance, or a related field with emphasis on operating heavy equipment is preferred;
  • Employee supervisory experience is preferred; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

Employment Requirements

  • Must have knowledge of methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of road, bridge, and right-of-way maintenance, vegetation control and removal, and related duties;
  • Must have knowledge of methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of road, bridge, and right-of-way construction and repair, including concrete and asphalt repair, removal, and replacement;
  • Must have knowledge of methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of snow removal, sanding, and de-icing;
  • Must have knowledge of heavy and construction equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Must have knowledge of  equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
  • Must have knowledge of employee supervision, training, evaluation, and disciplinary principles and techniques;
  • Must have knowledge of  welding and metal fabrication;
  • Must have knowledge of federal (OSHA and MSHA) regulations and County policies regarding safe work practices relating to use of heavy equipment, power tools, and trench and confined workplace safety;
  • Must be able to  supervise, train, evaluate, and discipline employees;
  • Must be able to operate heavy and power equipment, including but not limited to, grounds keeping equipment, dump trucks, graders, loaders,  rollers, snow plowing and sanding, and related equipment as required;
  • Must be able to perform concrete and asphalt repair and replacement;
  • Must be able to operate hand tools;
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, including heavy equipment;
  • Must be able to operate two-way radio communication equipment;
  • Must be able to read and comprehend road, bridge, and construction blueprints and diagrams;
  • Must be able to prepare and present oral and written reports;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with the public and other employees, occasionally in stressful conditions;
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions;
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, County administrators, vendors, contractors, other state and federal agencies, and the public;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Must be able to demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Must be able to operate a computer and complete basic, job-related tasks.


Bingham County offers a highly competitive benefits package including membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), paid time off, holiday pay, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance.  If you would like to view all of the benefits Bingham County offers our full-time employees, please visit our website:, then click on Human Resources and that will take you to our web page and on the right side you will see “Employee Benefits”, if you click on this you will be directed to our Benefits page.

How to Apply

A job description and the Application may be picked up at the Bingham County Courthouse, Department of Human Resources, Room 110 or you may find the application on our website:  When you have completed the Application and have attached all of the required documentation, you may submit it by bringing it to the address listed above, or you may mail it to this address:  501 N Maple #202, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.  If you chose to mail it, the postmark must be by the closing date of this job posting.  You may also fax the paperwork to (208) 782-2681 or email it to:

The back page of the Application is an Authorization for Release of Records and Personal Information.  You will need to sign this document in front of a Notary Public.  You may bring a picture ID with you to the Courthouse and Julie Conan in HR will notarize this page for you.

Items that must be attached to the Application

  • A copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • A copy of your valid Class “A” Idaho Commercial Driver’s License;
  • A Résumé;
  • A copy of your DOT Medical Certificate;
  • A copy of your Driving Record from the Idaho Department of Transportation.

If your application is not complete or doesn’t have the required documentation, you will not be considered for this job posting.