Superintendent of Highways

Town of North Hempstead seeks a Superintendent of Highways.

The Superintendent of Highways is responsible for maintenance and construction of Town roads. He or she is responsible for ensuring that all operations are carried out efficiently and safely. The Superintendent‘s duties include all aspects of road integrity including pot hole repair, snow removal, clean-up after major storms, maintenance of existing and placement of new traffic and parking signs, road drainage and catch basin maintenance/repair, maintenance, removal and replacement of trees and vegetation adjacent to roads. The Superintendent is also responsible for acquisition and maintenance of all equipment necessary for these duties.

The Superintendent manages a full time staff of over 100 people at five locations, including two maintenance garages, one sign shop, and an administrative office. The Superintendent fulfills a position whose duties are mandated by State and Town law such as determining whether roads can be created or closed, and whether road opening permits will be granted. The Superintendent must keep up to date with requirements under state and federal law for roadways including ADA requirements, environmental requirements and highway, curb and intersection safety design. The Superintendent will be expected to provide high quality and responsive service to Town residents.

Requirements: BA or BS preferred, preference for civil engineering degree. Minimum of five years of supervisory experience. Prior Highway public works experience preferred. Familiarity with governmental expense and capital budgeting, governmental procurement and managing a unionized workforce a plus.

The Town of North Hempstead is an equal opportunity employer.

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Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Commissioner of Human Resources Robert Weitzner using the link above.