General Supervisor of Highway Maintenance
Full-Time General Supervisor of Highway Maintenance at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Supervisor
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $71,576.21 - $106,117.72 Annually
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Associate's Degree
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Yes

Basic Function

The current vacancy is in the Public Works department.  The eligibility list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County.

Under the direction, of the Deputy Director, Public Works coordinates infrastructure maintenance throughout Ramsey County, including the oversite of daily maintenance and construction activities for County infrastructure, maintenance and repairs including the daily assignment of personnel and equipment; coordinates the activity of the fleet equipment, and oversite of personnel and policies related to the County Boards strategic goals; and performs related work as assigned.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).
To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.

Exam/Screening Process Information

The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:

  • Training and Experience Rating = 100% 

The examination for General Supervisor of Highway Maintenance will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating.  The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely.  Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.
Eligible List:  The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as a General Supervisor of Highway Maintenance. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for 180 days or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.

The names of all applicants who pass the examination with a score of 50% or higher will be forwarded to the department for further consider.
Veteran's Preference:  This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process.  Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process.  Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
Criminal Background Checks:  All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation:  Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin.
Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of its workforce. The county strives being equitable, inclusive, transparent, respectful, and impactful in how we serve and engage with residents, as well as Ramsey County employees. Advancing racial equity ensures all people who need access to opportunities and services we provide, will receive them. Racial equity is achieved when race can no longer be used to predict life outcomes, and outcomes for all are improved.
To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting AND answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.
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Examples of Work Performed

  1. Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  2. Oversee all maintenance projects, programs and activities; work schedules; prioritization; work assignments, develop and implement daily and weekly work plans.
  3. Coordinate and collaborate between Ramsey County Public Works divisions and Ramsey County departments, Minnesota Department of Transportation, municipalities, Townships, governmental agencies, law enforcement officials, and taxpayers.
  4. Enforce all safety rules and regulations appropriate to meet local, State, and Federal environmental, DNR, Watershed, and OSHA regulations. 
  5. Instruct employees in safety, methods of work, and operation or maintenance of equipment.
  6. Assist the maintenance engineer in decisions on the maintenance and modifications or repair of motorized equipment, including recommendations to new purchases or retirement of county owned motorized equipment.
  7. Review and propose maintenance division work program and budgets. 
  8. Provide direction to the Assistant General Maintenance Supervisor and Central Fleet Manager with recommendations to repair, purchase, or auction fixed assets, tools supplies and other public equipment for the Public Works department work program.
  9. Oversee operations and response for snow plowing and ice control and all aspects of roadway maintenance of the County roadway system during winter conditions. 
  10. Supervise personnel in road maintenance and/or traffic signs and striping division, provide work direction and review work for accuracy, develop and facilitate staff training, provide guidance and interpretation of policies and regulations and ensure staff compliance.
  11. Personal management to include performance reviews, interviewing and recommendation of applicants for employment, counsel employees in disputes and conflicts, initiates and recommends disciplinary action if necessary, and training of new and existing employees in maintenance and construction methods, and use of tools and machinery.
  12. Assist in administrating the County’s alcohol and controlled substances testing program for commercial driver’s license requirements in the road maintenance and sign maintenance division.
  13. Determine the needs of the department by advertising for professional services material or master contracts to assist the County in administering its work program.
  14. Oversee the infrastructure asset management system for road and sign maintenance division, ensure the system is being utilized and crews and or staff are recording workflow, material, and equipment as part of maintaining the County’s infrastructure and required documentation.
  15. Review, revise and prepare current or new policies place for the road maintenance and sign maintenance for staff, equipment uses, training recommendations and procedures for the maintenance division.
  16. Coordinate with the Fleet management staff to ensure that the County’s fleet meets the needs of the road maintenance and sign maintenance divisions of Public Works.  This includes making recommendations to acquire additional equipment to continue to provide exemplary services to the public.
  17. Assist maintenance engineer with County Road and other county owned infrastructure inspection in all districts.
  18. Make final decisions pertaining to maintenance jobs and road emergency conditions including selection and distribution of motorized equipment in the absence of the maintenance engineer.
  19. Provide emergency response and coordination of work crews to emergency weather and flooding conditions, storm damage, hazardous waste spills, or damage to county owned infrastructure. 
  20. Be assigned on duty to respond within 45 minutes to roadway safety hazards or emergencies from dispatch or County staff on weekends, weekdays after hours and holidays; determine the necessity for emergency call out, contact employees as needed for emergency work, snow call outs, monitor snow plowing need and conduct road checks at all hours. 


(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required.)



General Supervisor – Maintenance and Construction: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. 


Minimum Qualifications

Education:  A two-year Civil Technician Degree or a degree in Construction Management or equivalent.


Experience:  Six years of experience in the construction, repair and maintenance of roads and pavements. A minimum of three years of the six years must include work experience as a supervisor.


Substitution:  Eight Years of work experience can be substituted for the education requirement of this position.  Eight years of experience must be in the construction, repair and maintenance of roads and pavements.  A minimum of three years of the eight years must include work experience as a supervisor.


Certification/Licensure:   Completion of the Public Works Leadership certificate at Hamline University during the first two years of employment. A valid Class D driver’s license.  Knowledge or having a Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement is encouraged.

Ramsey County

Contact: Lindsey Hunter
Phone 651-266-2700
Public Works Administration Building
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, Ramsey County, Minnesota 55112
Transit: No Transit