NOW HIRING: Seasonal road workers

By | 2016-10-13T09:39:27+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Employment, News|

The Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD) is accepting applications for seasonal road workers.

Under the direction of the Supervisor, duties may include, but are not limited to, road maintenance including snow plowing, salting, patching and scraping; maintain truck and other equipment as needed; complete applicable paperwork; general labor duties as assigned.

Starting wage: $16.00

Minimum requirements: High School diploma or equivalent required. Must possess a valid MICHIGAN Driver’s License. CDL Class B with Air Brakes and current DOT Physical Card are required. Two years driving experience with heavy equipment and snowplowing preferred.

Status: Seasonal position (December 2016 – April 2017)

Location: Calhoun County

Position Opening: 10/6/16 Position Closing: Until Filled

Only qualified applicants meeting minimum requirements will be considered as having applied for this position. Please apply online by completing the Calhoun County Employment Application, along with uploading a current resume and letter of interest. A job description will be available upon request. EEO Employer.

NOW HIRING: Civil engineer

By | 2016-07-11T09:09:44+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Employment, News|

The Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD) is accepting applications for a county civil engineer.

Under the general direction of the Director of Engineering, directs, administers, and supports all engineering activities including road and bridge construction planning and management, project design, specification development, bridge inspections, and traffic engineering functions. Manages and collaborates
on projects with other CCRD departments.

Starting wage: $59,110

Minimum requirements: The job requires knowledge and critical thinking skills normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or related field. Certifications in asphalt, aggregate, and construction inspection/testing are a plus. Possession of a Professional Engineer’s (P.E.) license is preferred; but required within four years of employment. Internships and/or work experience with road, infrastructure, public works, or construction management agencies is highly desired. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, CAD, and related software. Possession of a valid MI Driver’s License.

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Calhoun County. *Travel throughout Calhoun County is required, with travel to Jackson County and other locations as assigned.

Position Opening: 7/8/16 Position Closing: Until Filled

Only qualified applicants meeting minimum requirements will be considered as having applied for this position. Please apply online by completing the Calhoun County Employment Application, along with uploading a current resume and letter of interest. A job description will be available upon request. EEO Employer.

NOW HIRING: Seasonal engineering interns

By | 2016-04-08T08:58:11+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Employment, News|

The Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD) is accepting applications for seasonal engineering interns.

Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, will perform all types of engineering related tasks including, but not limited to, topographic surveying, construction staking, paving inspection, computer database input, quantity measurement and calculations, collecting traffic volumes, collecting and logging road department infrastructure information, and updating annual resurfacing inventory maps.

Starting Wage: $14.00 – $18.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent required. Civil engineering coursework, computer proficiency, and land survey methods experience preferred.

Status: Seasonal position (April – October)
Monday – Thursday 6:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Marshall

Position Opening: 3/2/16 Position Closing: Until Filled

Only qualified applicants meeting minimum requirements will be considered as having applied for this position. Please apply on line by completing the Calhoun County Employment Application, along with uploading a current resume and letter of interest. A job description will be available upon request. EEO Employer

NOW HIRING: Seasonal Road Workers

By | 2015-07-01T12:23:26+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Employment, News|

The Calhoun County Road Department is accepting applications for seasonal road workers.

Under the direction of the Supervisor, duties may include, but are not limited to, patching, general labor, truck and other equipment operation and maintenance and completion of applicable paperwork.

Starting Wage: $12.00 – $16.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent required. Must possess a valid MICHIGAN Driver’s License. A CDL Class B with Air Brakes (Class A preferred), DOT Physical Card and two years driving experience with heavy equipment preferred.

Status:Seasonal position (Immediately – mid-November), 40 hours per week

Location Calhoun County

Position Opening:7/1/15

Position Closing: Until Filled

Only qualified applicants meeting minimum requirements will be considered as having applied for this position. Please apply online by completing the Calhoun County Employment Application, along with uploading a current resume and letter of interest. A job description will be available upon request. EEO Employer.

CCRD hiring temporary truck drivers for winter

By | 2014-11-03T10:32:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Employment, News|

The Calhoun County Road Department is hiring temporary truck drivers for the 2014-2015 winter season (December 2014 through March 2015).

To apply, candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid MICHIGAN Driver’s License, CDL Class B with Air Brakes (Class A preferred), and a DOT Physical Card. Two years driving experience with heavy equipment and snowplowing preferred.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Road maintenance including snow plowing, salting, patching, and scraping; maintain truck and other equipment as needed; complete applicable paperwork; general labor duties as assigned.

Must be available to work any shift. Wage rate is $14 per hour.

To complete an application, please click here. Applications are also available at the Road Department office and can be downloaded here. Completed applications may be submitted by email, fax, or mail. Positions will remain open until filled.

New managing director announced for CCRD, JCDOT

By | 2014-10-16T08:09:18+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Employment, News|

Jackson and Calhoun Counties have chosen Christopher Bolt as the new managing director to lead both counties’ transportation departments, in continuation of their collaborative agreement to share resources between counties.

Mr. Bolt is a professional civil engineer and has a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University, and brings over 22 years of experience in the public works profession. He most recently served as Engineer and Managing Director for the St. Joseph County Road Commission, where he also led for a period of time the Cass County Road Commission through a contractual arrangement between the two agencies.

Christopher’s prior experience includes private sector engineering and consulting, as well as directing public works departments for the City of Dowagiac, MI, and Ashland, WI. He will start on October 13th as an official employee of Jackson County, and will report jointly to Michael Overton, Jackson County’s Administrator/Controller, and Kelli Scott, Calhoun County’s Administrator/Controller.

Overton stated, “Christopher has the education and experience we need to continue our successful multicounty Road Department model.”

This selection of a new road agencies leader follows the departure of Jerry Peterson, who resigned from his post as managing director for both counties last month. Mr. Peterson was the first Managing Director for both counties since the inception of their intergovernmental contract that began last year.

The counties’ administration started immediately to search for a new managing director, and are now enthused that Mr. Bolt will step in to lead the completion of summer and fall road maintenance projects, and then transition quickly to ensure winter maintenance plans are in place.

According to Ms. Scott, “Change has become very much expected reality of our collaboration, and we welcome Mr. Bolt at the helm of our road departments to continue to steer the ship in the right direction. He has indicated a strong commitment and desire to further the efficiencies that have been put in motion by our management, our dedicated employees and with the support of our Boards of Commissioners.”

Overton stated, “As successful as our model is, there’s room for even greater economy of scale, and I expect collaboration across counties will grow and potentially become the new norm.”

Managing Director sought for CCRD, JCDOT

By | 2014-09-25T10:01:54+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Employment, News|

NOTE: All applications must be submitted to Jackson County.

This position is a collaborative opportunity to provide leadership to the Jackson and Calhoun County Departments of Transportation. Under the direction of the Jackson County Administrator/Controller and Calhoun County Administrator, manages all activities of the Jackson and Calhoun County Departments of Transportation, including financial, road design, construction and maintenance of roads, and the equipment and real estate buildings maintained by the departments. Recommends policies and procedures to county administration and ensures implementation of approved policies and procedures. Represents both Departments of Transportation to other governmental entities and various public groups.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, Transportation/Urban planning or related field or relevant combination of education and experience will be considered. Master’s degree preferred. Candidates must have at least eight (8) years of management/supervisory experience in road construction and maintenance, civil engineering or a related field, preferably in a unionized setting. Previous Public Works or Road Commission operational experience is preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and an outstanding track record of service delivery. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Salary Range: $86,007 – $100,437 dependent on qualifications and experience.

Candidates may apply on-line at www.co.jackson.mi.us/county_info/job_openings.asp, or through e-mail at
jobs@co.jackson.mi.us, or mail application and resume to Jackson County, Human Resources Dept., 120 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201, or fax to 517-788-4404.

Questions regarding this posting may be directed to Joni Johnson, Deputy Director of Human Resources with Jackson County at jjohnson@co.jackson.mi.us.

Position Open Until Filled. EOE

CCRD hiring temporary road workers

By | 2014-05-07T10:39:43+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Employment, News|

The Calhoun County Road Department is hiring temporary road workers for summer road work beginning in mid-May or early June 2014.
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To apply, candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, valid MICHIGAN Driver’s License, DOT Physical Card, and CDL Class B with Air Brakes (Class A preferred). Two years driving experience with heavy equipment preferred.

Duties include, but are not limited to patching, general labor, truck and other equipment maintenance, and completion of applicable paperwork.

40 hour work week, Monday-Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wage rate is $12 per hour.

To complete an application, please click here. Applications are also available at the Road Department office and can be downloaded here. Completed applications may be submitted by email, fax, or mail. Positions will remain open until filled.