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Posted on: January 28, 2020

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The Berrien County Road Department is currently accepting applications for Summer Temp positions with the Road Department. Both of these positions are Summer Temporary full-time positions with no benefits.

Road Construction Summer Temp ($11.00/hr. - $13.00/hr.)

Note: This is a temporary, seasonal position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits. 

Required: High school diploma or GED or any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests. 

Special Requirements: Must have and maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s license which is required for employment. Maintain a satisfactory driving record. All Road Maintenance Workers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. 

Duties: Safety performs all work zone traffic control duties including, but not limited to setting up barricades, traffic cones, and signs; and flagging traffic for stationary and moving work zones. Loads and unloads equipment, materials and supplies. Cleans and clears culverts, drainage ditches and other drainage structures and maintains vegetation using hand and power tools as necessary. Cuts, rakes and disposes of brush and debris using a variety of hand and power tools including, but not limited to weed eaters, chain saws and chippers; may pick up refuse and cleanup work and illegal dump sites. Installs raised pavement markers, thermoplastic markings, and other types of traffic channelization devices. Performs asphalt pavement repair, patching and cleaning using a hand and power tools as necessary; may manually prepare sub grade for paving; may assist in installing concrete drain tile and culvert pipe. Assists sealcoat operations team. Performs manual labor tasks on projects including installation of concrete catch basins, retaining walls and other structures as directed. Performs routine preventative maintenance and cleaning of assigned equipment and tools; and completes service requests as needed. Submits neat and complete written and electronic records including time sheets, maintenance history report forms and other records as directed. Drives a pickup truck or light duty diesel truck. May operate a computer, mobile data collector, digital camera, etc. as necessary to accomplish assigned work duties. Performs related duties as required. 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. 

Engineering Summer Temp ($13.00/hr.)

Note: This is a temporary, seasonal position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits. 

Required: High school diploma or GED. Must be able to show proof of enrollment in an accredited post-secondary institution at the time of the Internship. Enrolled, majoring in or have completed coursework in an engineering, construction management or closely related four-year academic program. If the Internship occurs during the summer, the student may provide proof of summer or fall enrollment. Majoring in or having completed coursework in a civil engineering or construction management program; Familiar with computer programs (Microsoft Office, Adobe and AutoCAD); Familiar with construction drawings and specifications is preferred. 

Special Requirements: A valid Michigan Driver’s license is required for employment. 

Duties: Assist Engineering staff with the design, survey and construction of roads, bridges, surface water and other public works projects to assure quality plan production and accurate quantities of materials. Assist in preparing data and reports for use and consideration by design, survey or construction staff. Assist in providing information and performing research duties. May write correspondence and create charts and tables using Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Power Point or other engineering software. Assists in the review of engineering calculations, project document filing, computer data entry, and organizing field and office data. May assist engineering staff with materials testing and geotechnical field studies. May be requested to aid in placement and setup/retrieval of traffic study equipment and information including traffic counts done electronically or manually. May be requested to aid in sign installation and/or implementation of traffic control devices located in road right-of-way. Able to drive a pickup truck or light duty diesel truck. Assists with related duties as assigned. 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. 

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.

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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