District Road Foreman- Job Description

FLSA STATUS:         Non-Exempt                                                                

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Project Director, the District Road Foreman performs supervisory and skilled technical work overseeing, coordinating and supervising the construction, repair and maintenance programs of roads, bridges, drainage structures and other areas. Work includes budgetary planning and monitoring, and training and supervising subordinates.


The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Oversee the maintenance of County roads, bridges, and drainage structures in an assigned district
  • Inspects each work site daily to check that work is being done according to plan specifications and to resolve any problems. Ensures that safety procedures are being followed.
  • Receive and investigate complaints, requests or inquiries from the general public pertaining to department services or programs.
  • Performs final inspections on all project sites.
  • Makes frequent inspections of the County to determine the need for road and drainage maintenance. Reports findings and makes recommendations for repairs.
  • Coordinate work at project sites with other County, City and/or State agencies.
  • Determines the materials, labor and equipment needed for each project. May determine the costs of materials and equipment.
  • Checks roads and drainage for future or immediate work. Prepares reports for future scheduling of work such as paving and resurfacing.
  • Prepare budget recommendations, forecasting reports, daily work reports, correspondence, equipment purchases, disposal recommendations and other data
  • Perform periodically, as directed, engineering tasks such as operating surveyor’s transit to lay out grades and projects, and evaluating and planning for drainage requirements, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required
  • Assist in implementing the County Policy Manual and Union Contract.
  • Assist in confidential and managerial decisions, meetings and planning as may be required.


  • Knowledge of operation of moderate-to-heavy motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge of the construction and/or maintenance of road, bridge and drainage systems.
  • Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in road and bridge construction projects.
  • Ability to train employees.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and plan work from construction plans.
  • Ability to inspect and determine future work planning on road related construction projects.
  • Ability to estimate time and material needs.
  • Supervisory ability.
  • Ability to prepare clear, comprehensive technical, administrative and analytical reports
  • Ability to express effectively ideas orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with public officials, peers, other Divisions and departments as well as the general public
  • Ability to handle stressful situations



  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in major road and bridge construction or maintenance.
  • Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
  • Experience as a supervisor, crew leader is preferred.
  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL)


The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Holmes County. 

  • Sits or stands long periods of time.
  • Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.
  • Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer.
  • Grasps, turns, and manipulates objects of varying size and weight; requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Moves, lifts, carries, and places objects weighing up to 25 pounds without assistance.
  • Considerable outdoor work is required.
  • Works in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally works in high, precarious places and occasionally is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Travel between residential and/or commercial locations to effectively address the business needs of the department.