Road Operations Supervisor

Thurston County | Olympia, WA

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Posted Date 11/09/2022

Salary: $73,044 - $97,392

Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in western Washington’s South Puget Sound region. Perched between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities, including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The county is also home to the state capital city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmers markets, activities for kids, history, and art events.

The Thurston County Public Works Department, located in Olympia, is a national award-winning agency in delivering quality projects to the community. The department actively helps staff to develop and grow professionally, brings together resources across divisions to achieve organizational goals, is always ready to respond to community needs, and the department is an American Public Works Association accredited agency, consistently meeting industry best practices benchmarks. Thurston County Public Works is dedicated to recruiting and developing a talented workforce from various cultures, lifestyles, backgrounds, and perspectives who are committed to the department’s vision and core values. The department operates on a 2022 budget of $124 million with 206 FTEs.

Under the general supervision of the Roads Operations Manager, the Road Operations Supervisor is responsible for the direction, planning and tracking of varied road maintenance, construction, emergency responses, and other related road operation activities. The Road Operations Supervisor will supervise work assignments and set priorities of one or more road operations crews, coordinate activities with other agencies and assist in the preparation and administration of the division’s budget. This position requires record keeping and report preparation for all projects.

The ideal candidate’s education and experience: Associate degree in Public Administration, Business, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Additional experience may be substituted for education based on a year for year basis. Six years of progressively responsible experience with at least two years of previous supervisory experience and budget management in roads engineering, construction, and/or maintenance. Previous experience in public administration, business writing, budget administration, public speaking, personnel, and labor management is desired.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Thurston County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications accepted through November 20, 2022. This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

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