Road & Bridge Superintendent-Ouray, CO

  • Full Time
  • Ouray, CO

Salary: $91,397 – $102,927

Ouray County lies in southwest Colorado and encompasses a diverse landscape, including the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River in the high country of the San Juan Mountains, the broad mesas of the Uncompahgre Plateau region, and the valley of the Uncompahgre River. The county covers 542 square miles, has a population of approximately 4,800 residents, and has two incorporated municipalities: the City of Ouray, the county seat, and the Town of Ridgway.

Operating with 15 FTEs on a 2020 budget of $2,664,109, Ouray County’s Road & Bridge Department employs 10 Equipment Operators, 2 mechanics, 1 Administrative Assistant, 1 Road Foreman and 1 Road Superintendent. The Department is responsible for constructing, maintaining, and snow plowing roads in Ouray County, and all facets of road maintenance, repair, and improvements, including high mountain pass snow removal. The Department’s crews maintain over 300 miles of diverse roadways ranging in elevation from 6,000 to 13,114 feet, from 4WD roads to highly traveled dirt and gravel roads.

Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Road & Bridge Superintendent oversees the operations of the Road & Bridge Department and Repair Shop. The Road & Bridge Superintendent plans, administers, and schedules road improvement and maintenance projects, directs all maintenance activities, including vehicle maintenance and snow/ice removal, and is responsible for D.O.T. compliance and M.S.H.A compliance and training for all employees.

An associate degree or bachelor’s degree in business or a construction related field is required, along with 10 years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience and administrative work experience in road maintenance, construction, public works, heavy equipment operations and maintenance. Any combination of education and experience that allows the candidate to successfully perform the job duties will be considered. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. A CDL, Class A, with air and tanker endorsement 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.

For questions, call 206-368-0050. Ouray County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 22, 2020 (open until November 22, 2020)

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