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Posted on: January 28, 2020

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The Berrien County Road Department is currently accepting applications for Medium Equipment Operator (MEO) or Project Engineer positions with the Road Department. Both of these positions are full-time positions with benefits. Compensation details can be discussed during interviews.

Application Process: Berrien County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications must be in the Personnel Department by close of business on the day of the deadline. Applications are accepted by mail, fax or email. All applications are reviewed by the hiring department. The hiring department will decide which candidates to interview and will contact the applicant directly if selected for an interview. For questions regarding the application process call 269-982-8616.

Note: Applications are not kept on file. Each open position must be applied for separately with a new application and tracking sheet. Copies are acceptable.

Applications must be made on an official Application for Employment (PDF). All original applications must be returned to the Personnel Department, Berrien County Administration Center, 701 Main Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085-1316, or application emailed.

For more information regarding the hiring process, please visit this link.

Road Department Medium Equipment Operator (starting at $20.96/hr)

Required: High school diploma or GED. Maintain a valid class A Michigan Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a (N) Tank Endorsement and appropriate medical card throughout employment. Ability to perform job functions on a variety of terrains and surfaces in all types of weather and lighting conditions; capable of working alone or with minimum supervision; perform repetitive bending, twisting, turning, stooping, standing or sitting with high and varying frequency and duration; remove and distribute materials from truck by hand using a large shovel up to eight hour shifts; climb in and out of trucks and equipment numerous times daily; climb ladders and stairs, sit and stand for extended periods of time; carry up to 80 pounds; change scraper blades and tires. Must be available to occasionally work shifts exceeding 8 hours.

Job Location: Various properties, roadways and road right-of-ways within the County of Berrien.

Duties: Operate Road Department motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and the various attachments affixed, such as front mounted plows, underbody mounted plows, body mounted spreader, tanks, distributors, and trailers of various sizes and shapes attached or affixed to the truck. Safely and proficiently operate various hand and motorized specialty tools—chain saws, shovels, picks, air hammer, wheelbarrows, grass and tree-trimming tools, concrete saws, and post hole diggers. Install, maintain and repair road signs, delineators post and buttons, guardrails, right-of-way fencing, barricades; perform various forms of manual labor, either alone or with fellow workers—patching and sealing operations, manhole and culvert installations, and all general road and right-of-way maintenance. Inspect and perform minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment, servicing vehicles, changing tires and scraper blades, etc.; provide traffic control operations such as flag control, installing and removing constructions signs. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.

Road Department Project Engineer ($56,087 - $60,875)

Required: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and additional related work or coursework in the road transportation area.

Special Requirements: Regular, reliable and predictable attendance; holds an EIT through the State of Michigan or a state recognized by Michigan and an ability to obtain a state license in four years of date of hire. Valid driver’s license.

Duties: Serves as designated project engineer on selected local, state and federally funded projects. Responsible for road engineering projects done under township project program. Responsible for performance and documentation of construction engineering in accordance with the Michigan Department of Transportation Construction Manual, including inspection, material sampling and testing of aggregate, bituminous and concrete materials and density testing. Performs field survey, preliminary design, cost, estimates, final design, construction drawings, specifications, and right-of-way acquisition in accordance with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Guidelines and the Michigan Department of Transportation Guidelines for road, bridge, culvert, and storm sewer projects. Creates engineering designs using computer aided drafting (Auto Cad) equipment of topographic surveys, cross-sections, construction plans and as-built plans. Performs other duties as assigned by the Engineering Supervisor. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

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