• Rio Blanco County, Colorado
  • 555 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full Time Public Works
  • Salary: $78,000 USD
  • Salary Top: $130,000
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Mar 28, 2021

Job Description


Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Salary: $78,000 - $130,000


Located in northwestern Colorado on what many refer to as the Northwest Plateau, Rio Blanco County is home to approximately 6,600 residents. Public lands account for 75% of the county and private deeded lands make up the remainder. Rio Blanco County offers an idyllic rural lifestyle with the high-tech connectivity of a big city, being the first county in Colorado to roll out one gigabit broadband. Home to the towns of Meeker (the county seat) to the east and Rangely to the west, the county’s small town values, safe neighborhoods, and peaceful wide open spaces make Rio Blanco County a great place for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path Colorado lifestyle.


Operating with 34.5 FTEs on a 2021 budget of $8.7 million, the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 931 miles of roads and 68 bridges as designated by the Board of County Commissioners. Primary services of the department include: snow and ice removal; emergency road and infrastructure repair; routine road, shoulder, and ditch maintenance; repair and replacement of culverts, cattleguards and guardrail; maintenance and repair of bridges; traffic control, signs and highway painting; asphalt repair such as seal coating, patching, crack filling; gravel resurfacing and dust suppressant applications. The department is also responsible for the Solid Waste Landfill, which operates with 3.1 FTEs on a 2021 budget of $565,721.


Under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners, the Road & Bridge Director leads and manages the activities, projects and operations of the Road & Bridge and Landfill departments, including engineering, road and bridge operations, construction, administration, solid waste landfills and other facilities as needed. This position will plan and administer 5 to 20-year capital improvement programs, and supervise all operations and activities of all divisions and sections of the department; develop, implement and monitor compliance with policies and procedures; prepare, review and approve designs, reports, financial documents and records.


A high school diploma and ten (10) years of supervisory/management experience in heavy construction, maintenance, and repair, including the construction and maintenance of paved and non-paved roadways, roadway drainage structures, earthwork, mining and production of aggregates, hauling and placing of roadway construction materials, snow and ice control methods and products, and safe work zone practices required. A bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, business management or a related field of study from an accredited college or university is preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license is required. A valid Class A CDL is preferred.


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Rio Blanco County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 28, 2021 (open until filled).

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555 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641 United States View Map