Placer County

Assistant Road Superintendent (#13527)

$37.66-$47.03 Hourly / $6,527.73-$8,151.87 Monthly / $78,332.80-$97,822.40 Yearly


To assist the Road Superintendent/Public Works Manager in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Road Division within the Public Works Department; and to provide highly responsible staff support to the Road Superintendent/Public Works management.


The Assistant Superintendent level recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a division and/or assume substantive and significant administrative responsibility in several defined areas or specialties.


Receives administrative direction from the Road Superintendent/Public Works Manager.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical and clerical personnel.


  • Assist the Road Superintendent/ Public Works Manager in managing and directing the Road Division. 
  • In the absence of the Road Superintendent/ Public Works Manager, to assume the responsibility of the Superintendent/ Manager as needed. 
  • Assist in developing Division goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures. 
  • Assist in planning, organizing and directing Road Division activities. 
  • Develop and implement the Road Division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. 
  • Administer and supervise snow removal program. 
  • Prepare various reports on operations and activities; research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence. 
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and control expenditures. 
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. 
  • Represent the Division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other county employees and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in road maintenance and construction, including two years of relevant supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, construction management or a related field.      

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of road construction, maintenance and repair, including snow removal.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of policy development.
  • Principles and practices of analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, direct and supervise Road Division operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve Department related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.  Intermittently stand, walk, climb and bend while performing work in the field; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Work unusual and prolonged work schedules during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions.
  • Interpret and apply County and Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Assist in performing the most complex work of the Division.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the Division budget.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of Division policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

CLASS: 13527; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 11/1/2002;