Under the direction of the Administrator/Controller, the Managing Director is responsible for all operational aspects of the Calhoun County Road Department, including budgeting, financial performance, planning, organizing, leading, promoting, communicating, evaluating, and problem solving. This position develops long-term and short-term goals, objectives, strategy and utilizes a comprehensive planning model. Serves as spokesperson for the Road Department on matters of established policy and program development, as well as serving as liaison with local, state, and federal agencies. This is a high-level management position requiring complete confidentiality.
• Provides oversight to the planning, organizing, implementation, execution and evaluation
of the Road Department functions and services, including development of goals,
objectives, strategy and utilization of a comprehensive planning model.
• Provides effective leadership to the Calhoun County Road Department and develops/maintains an engaged and productive workforce that delivers a high level of professional service.
• Establishes, implements and monitors administrative policies and procedures for the Road Department. Executes the terms of County policies, procedures, and labor
agreement(s). Assists in the collective bargaining process as needed.
• Develops and implements a program that enhances teamwork and builds employee
involvement in the operations of the Department.
• In coordination with the County Finance Department, oversees the preparation of the
annual budget, monitors ongoing expenditures and recommends budget revisions as
appropriate. Ensures compliance with all required GASB Pronouncements & Treasury
Regulations, as well as required year end reporting, Act 51 compliance, and audits.
• In coordination with the County Human Resources Department, oversees the personnel
management functions of staffing, recruitment/employment, training, performance
evaluation, the handling of disciplinary issues, and other similar matters.
• Provides the Board of Commissioners with timely information and data related to
operating procedures, finances, staffing, statutory requirements and other pertinent issues.
Implements Board decisions including policies, procedures, provision of services and
programmatic and financial objectives.
• Supervises the development of long-range road and bridge construction and maintenance
programs for the primary and local road systems.
• Reviews and approves contract documents for construction projects, equipment suppliers
and township projects. Reviews and approves equipment, materials, parts and supplies
• Administers the preparation of both winter and summer work schedules on County Roads
and State Highways. Coordinates the State Maintenance Contract with MDOT.
• Oversees the fleet and equipment management for the Road Department.
• Evaluates the relative merits of using private subcontractors as opposed to department work force for conducting construction and maintenance projects; recommends and administers contracts for work being performed.
• Maintains effective public relations for the Road Department and acts as spokesperson in dealing with the news media, civic and community groups and professional organizations, in coordination with County Administration. Effectively responds to public complaints and concerns.
• Networks and collaborates with other road related agencies and governmental municipalities, including townships and villages, the Michigan Department of Transportation, utility companies, contractors’ and other relevant individuals and groups. Cooperates with all police and dispatch agencies.
• Maintains professional affiliations and standing. Keeps abreast of new and innovative techniques through reading, research and continuing education.
• Performs other duties as assigned.