Chippewa County is a thriving community of 11,965 citizens in West Central Minnesota. Over 5,000 of those citizens reside in the county seat of Montevideo. Other communities in the County include Clara City, Maynard, Milan, Watson and the eastern part of Granite Falls.
The County is fortunate to have many large and small businesses that provide a wide range of goods and services. The largest business component in the County relates to agriculture. Farming and related industries are the backbone of the County as well as being the biggest economic driver.
The County is home to a new Veterans Clinic and a $9.4 million Veterans home is scheduled to be constructed in the County. Excellent health care is available throughout the County along with strong educational systems in the County.
The Engineer reports to County Board of Commissioners and is responsible for management of the functions and operations of the Highway Department. The County Engineer is expected to effectively manage the budget, provide recommendations to the Board on priorities and positively manage the staff of the department. The County Board is committed to working with governmental and non-governmental partners in the provision of services and this is a priority for the Engineer as well. This position requires the selected candidate be a skilled communicator, have excellent project management skills and be a proven leader.
The department has excellent staff, with skilled persons in the Assistant Engineer and Highway Maintenance Supervisor positions. This fact presents an excellent opportunity to grow and develop relationships that are essential to success in the position. The selected candidate will inherit a high functioning department and therefore the foundation is strong and can be strategically built upon.
Qualified candidates will possess bachelor’s degree in civil/highway engineering plus current professional engineering registration as a civil engineer in the State of Minnesota. The County Engineer is expected to maintain all qualifications as a County Engineer as per MN Statute 163.07.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits
About Chippewa County, MN
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