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Boyle County Engineer/Public Works Director

Job title: County Engineer/Public Works Director
Department: County Courthouse
Reports to: County Judge/Executive
FLSA status: Exempt


Under general direction from the County Judge/Executive, responsible for administrative oversight of the Public Works Department. Serves as Director of Public Works. Performs related work as required.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the ongoing operation of the road department.
  • Oversees all road construction and maintenance, including storm sewer drainage system, flumes, culverts, bridges, catch basins, snow removal and street paving.
  • Organizes and supervises construction and maintenance of county buildings and parks. Develops/approves departmental work priorities and daily work assignments.  Ensures that all department operations are performed consistent with federal/state statutes and regulations, including the submittal of required and necessary reports.
  • Evaluates employees and ensures all departmental employees are properly trained and/or certified for performance of assigned duties.
  • Ensures the department maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and equipment to allow for proper performance of job duties.
  • Inspects work of department to ensure it meets desired standards.
  • Required to maintain a county road system inventory as it relates to GASB reporting.
  • Interacts with County Judge/Executive in preparation of departmental budget, and ensures department operates within adopted budget constraints.
  • Represents county in discussions with citizens regarding departmental activities. Performs related work as necessary.


Graduate of an accredited college or university with a degree in engineering, or completion of a four year engineering program curriculum approved by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Certification as either a civil or highway engineer consistent with KRS Chapter 322.  Five years experience in a position involving directly related work responsibilities, with at least two years experience in a supervisory position.


Certification as a civil or highway engineer. Knowledge of, or ability to learn the federal, state and local statutory/regulatory requirements associated with the operation and maintenance of county roadways and solid waste facilities. Comprehensive knowledge of road maintenance practices and principles. Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions pertaining to the construction and maintenance of roads. Ability to plan, organize and implement comprehensive work programs necessary for maintenance of county roads.  Supervisory abilities necessary to establish effective working relationships with other county officials, department heads, employees and the general public. Analytical ability necessary to oversee development and ensure the accuracy of required reports. Ability to express ideas and work assignments orally and in writing. 


Depending on activities being performed, work may be in office setting, specific departmental work locations (e.g. county garage, recycling center) or at work sites. Nature of work requires employee to be exposed to the elements when at work sites – heat/cold/precipitation. Light to moderate lifting, and a great deal of walking required.

Note :

The above duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this job. This description of duties in not intended to be all –inclusive or limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility

The Boyle County Fiscal Court provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other trait or characteristic protect by federal, state, and local laws.


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