Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

JOB TITLE:  Road District  Manager

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works / Roads

REPORTS TO:  Public Works Director

PAY GRADE: Full-Time (37.5 hours / week); Exempt, Benefits Apply,

REPRESTED:  Non-Represented

Salary: $4,897.75 – $5,503.12 per month DOE plus benefits, which include, Medical, HRA Veba, voluntary dental and vision, PERS retirement plan options, subject to plan terms. Eligibility for company-paid voluntary benefits such as life insurance, long and short-term disability, subject to applicable waiting periods. 11 County paid holidays.


This position will supervise and implement planning of the County Road Districts operations and maintenance program.  This includes road construction, maintenance budgeting and scheduling, supervising, and coordinating with the three District Foremen.  The person filling this position will develop an extensive knowledge of the county road system.  This position will lead and help the County Engineering Staff develop and maintain the road maintenance program.  This includes reporting road maintenance development, construction, and implementation to the County Road Administration Board (CRAB.) Attention to detail is crucial.  This position will exercise considerable latitude in judgment and discretion in the performance of duties in all road related work programs and emergencies.  Works cooperatively and effectively with the public, Local, State, Federal Agencies, Contractors, Elected Officials, and other county employees and departments. This position will implement the Level of Service Standards outlined in the departments Strategic Plan.



  • Directs, monitors the work, and work performance, of the Road District Foreman, Road District Staff, and any temporary road
  • Hiring of employees; ensures that department hiring, and promotion practices are consistent with Union Contracts.
  • Counsel and discipline and discharge Road District Foreman and Road District Staff, and any temporary help.
  • Evaluates the work of the Road Department employees and any temporary help. Complete yearly evaluations for each Road District Foreman employees and Road District Staff.
  • Must maintain employee confidentiality
  • Demonstrate interpersonal relationship and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement in applying work guidelines to work situations.
  • Communicates and works with the public to deal with complaints on road maintenance, including snow plowing.


  1. Supervise and direct workers on road reconstruction and maintenance projects through coordination with district foremen.
  2. Schedule resources and staff including purchasing supplies.
  3. Assist with preparation of annual maintenance and construction budgets.
  4. Dispatch after hours including emergency operations.
  5. Organize workers, equipment, and material to perform assigned tasks and maximize efficiency.
  6. Keep time, material, equipment, and work accomplishments records.
  7. Utilize desktop or laptop computer to fulfill routine tasks, timecards, and record keeping.
  8. Responsible for maintaining Individual Development Plans. This position will be required to train staff in all areas.
  9. Patrol and inspect county roads and ensuring that observations are incorporated into the assignment of work by priority.
  10. Investigate service requests, follow up with customers, and close out work request tickets.
  11. Meet with staff, explaining department policies, procedures, and service levels.
  12. Confer and coordinate with superiors and peers regarding road construction and maintenance projects and provide technical advice, training, report progress, and receive assignments.
  13. Make recommendations to superiors concerning road repairs and improvements, and road maintenance operations.
  14. Knowledge of operating all road construction equipment.
  15. Perform technical work in road construction and maintenance tasks.
  16. Perform other duties as required or assigned.



  1. Ability to maintain confidential employee information, regarding medical, work performance, disciplinary, and termination.
  2. Ability to work effectively under time constraints and multiple demands.
  3. Ability to work with management, using confidential information, to drive positive results and outcomes for Public Works and the county road system.
  4. Ability to provide presentations to small and large audiences including PowerPoint.
  5. Ability to work flexible schedules.
  6. Must have knowledge of the Incident Command System for emergencies.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written
  8. Ability to manage time and tasks efficiently and effectively to complete projects within deadlines.
  9. Confidentiality and attention to detail is crucial to this position.



  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Ten (10) years’ experience in road construction maintenance and operations.
  1. Five (5) years’ experience in the supervision of road maintenance crews.
  2. Ability to use computers and technology.
  3. Five (5) years’ experience (preferred) in Microsoft Office software.
  4. Five (5) years’ experience (preferred) in estimating maintenance and construction budgets.



  1. Must successfully pass a background and driving record check




Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Routinely stands, bends, walks, sits, kneels and / or squats in awkward positions on hard surfaces for extended time periods; walks, climbs, and or crawls up or down inclines, stairs, ladders, etc. Sometimes this position requires carrying, pulling, pushing and/or lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds.  Exposure to noise, fumes, chemicals and/or extreme weather conditions can be expected.  This position requires good human relations skills and punctual attendance. Because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular hours within the department or as designated by the Public Works Director, no telecommuting.  Regular and punctual attendance is required and because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular working hours within the department (no telecommuting).


Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other County employees, and County leadership. A team player that helps the organization meets its objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicates with customers and other County employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers. Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each of us. Demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors.