Bonneville County
  • 13-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Road & Bridge
  • Idaho Falls, ID, USA
  • Full Time

July 13, 2021

TO: To All interested persons

Bonneville County is now accepting applications for the following position:

Position: Assistant Public Works Director
Starting Salary: Salary range is $80,000.00 - $83,000.00 D.O.E.
Work Hours: 40 hours a week
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Assists in the tasks related to planning, organizing, directing and controlling the operations of the Public Works Department, including engineering, solid waste management, road construction and maintenance, shop and signing departments. Performs a variety of advanced technical and administrative duties associated with the acquisition and abandonment of right of way easements and property.


Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Director.


Provides direct supervision of Sign Shop personnel and office staff and general supervision to department division heads such as Solid Waste Manager, Shop Manager and Road Operations Manager in the absence of the Public Works Director.


Assists the Public Works Director in planning, organizing, directing and controlling the operations of the Public Works Department, including engineering, GIS, solid waste management, road construction and maintenance, shop and signing departments.
Reviews and analyzes information provided by engineering staff on road usage, traffic patterns, population and other relevant factors and works with the Public Works Director and the Board of County Commissioners to set priorities for major road construction, improvement and maintenance projects. Coordinates project development with various state, federal, city, utilities and private property owners.

Negotiates with property owners and their representatives for the purchase of right of way, material sources, maintenance sites, etc.; compiles engineering data necessary for construction plans.

Makes title examinations to determine property identification and adequacy of existing right of way dedication; prepares legal descriptions for parcel acquisitions or sales; assures all documentation for property transactions are accurate and complete; and provides assistance to the legal counsel in the preparation of actions involving condemnation proceedings when necessary.

Performs technical writing; maintains records, maps and documentation related to property legal descriptions, transactions, deeds, agreements, etc. as needed to assure a proper paper trail of department activities and right of way actions.

Consults and directs division managers and personnel regarding compliance with right of way agreements and proper roadway construction; works with utility companies or general public regarding property encroachments; performs field checks for conformance to laws governing encroachments.

Prepares advertising and statistics related to real property sales and non operational property disposal.
Contacts utility companies or the general public with regard to property encroachments and prepares permits to use right of way; makes field checks for conformance to laws governing encroachments.

Performs general engineering functions related to design, construction and maintenance of county roads.

Performs related duties as required.


1. Educations and Experience:

A. Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, public administration or a related field,

B. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience performing above and related duties;
C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of engineering methods, principles and practices; engineering standards and codes; technical and practical design of public works systems; complex mathematics functions, interpersonal communication skills; a variety of technical engineering equipment and software; computer and GIS applications; political, legal and governmental processes affecting various engineering programs and projects management; state and county laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the acquisition, condemnation, sale and lease of property. Working knowledge of principles and techniques of supervision; general accounting principles and practices; budget development and control programs; cost analysis and scheduling practices.

Ability to perform technical writing; prepare legal descriptions; compute acreage; prepare construction estimates and materials projections; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Idaho Drivers license.
Required to be a Professional Land Surveyor.

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving little muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Frequent exposure to weather conditions, dust, fumes, etc. Communicating, hearing and seeing including color vision required for completion of essential functions. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required in the performance of essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Frequent local travel required.



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