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El Paso County Highway Foreman - Blades in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Highway Foreman - Blades

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Highway Foreman - Blades


$56,800.00 - $85,300.00 Annually


Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type



Department of Public Works - Transportation

Job Number



3/7/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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Essential Job Functions

Typical Hiring Range: $66,218.00 - $69,529.00 Annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications

Under the direct supervision of the Highway Superintendent, performs a variety of analytical, planning and coordinating duties in support of the internal and external activities of the Highway Division. Assigns, supervises and reviews the work of maintenance workers engaged in a variety of activities related to the maintenance and/or repair of streets, roads, ditches, guardrails, drainage systems, trees, sidewalks, curb and gutter and other related operations as assigned. Inspects work in progress and at completion to determine adherence to standards. Supervises and coordinates activities related to the maintenance of tools and equipment. Investigates complaints from public and takes appropriate corrective action.

  • Coordinates the operational activities for the Division through Team Leaders, to include road maintenance, asphalt paving, drainage, dust abatement, weed control, new construction of roads and bridges, earthwork, graveling of roads, aggregate mining, stockpiling of materials, crack sealing, street cleaning, signing and striping, facilities maintenance, snow and storm services and emergency responses. Operates soil stabilization equipment as needed.

  • Provides project schedules, reports and data analysis to assist in the management of the Division and ensures efficient deployment of resources.

  • Assists in monitoring, evaluating and responding to procedures and service delivery methods.

  • Implements procedures and standards for the maintenance and completion of assigned operations. Reviews progress and recommends changes in priorities and schedules.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of strategic planning, goals, goal measurement, objectives and priorities of assigned programs.

  • Recommends and implements improved policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates services and activities with other County departments, divisions, municipalities, jurisdictions, outside agencies, organizations and the general public relative to the construction, maintenance and repair of highways, drainage facilities, bridges and right of ways.

  • Under direction of Highway Superintendent, assists in the inspection of roads, drainage structures and bridges to facilitate pavement management, drainage facilities and signing/striping inventory systems for determination of long and short term maintenance and construction project priorities.

  • Provides input for preparation and coordination of contracts, specifications, bid proposals and purchase of construction equipment, materials, supplies and inventory activities.

  • Assists with the hiring and training of employees; evaluates and disciplines assigned staff; provides direct supervision.

  • Assigns after hours on-call duties; directs snow removal and emergency crews.

  • Scheduled for on-call after hours to respond to emergencies, including snow removal, flood repair, tornado clean-up, or other natural disaster or safety need for the motoring public.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent education required. Associate's degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or construction management preferred.

  • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in road and bridge maintenance and drainage management, to include a minimum of two (2) years grader experience required.

  • Minimum two (2) years supervisory experience required.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and have experience with word processing, spreadsheets, electronic messaging, database management and project scheduling.

  • Knowledge of current literature, methods, materials, equipment, procedures and practices utilized in the construction, maintenance and repair of highway and bridge systems.

  • Knowledge of occupational safety hazards and standards; ability to follow a safety program.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in identifying required work assignments and appropriate methods to be utilized by applying standards to a variety of work situations.

  • Ability to define and analyze problems, collect data and recommend alternative solutions.

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, County staff and the general public.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, drug screen and physical examination.


  • Must possess and maintain a Colorado Class A Commercial Driver's License. Tanker Endorsement must be obtained prior to employment.

Work Conditions

Work is performed in an office and outdoors. Work requires lifting, bending, climbing and at times, may work in hazardous situations, including operating construction vehicles in adverse weather. Works with potentially dangerous equipment and tools. Must be able to safely lift and carry fifty (50) lbs. Subject to emergency off hours call out. Subject to drug and alcohol testing.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.

Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).