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Job Opening: Maintenance Supervisor

March 8, 2017 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Supervisor. This position is to provide roadway and bridge maintenance knowledge, coordinate and supervise county highway maintenance personnel, operations and the maintenance of the highway equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising maintenance operations; work with other public agencies; final approval of utility and access permits work; operating equipment; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Two (2) years of higher education and 6 years of experience, of a progressively responsible nature, in the field of highway maintenance and/or construction work, or 10 years of experience, of a progressively responsible nature, in the field of highway maintenance and/or construction work. Prior supervisory experience.  Must have a commercial driver license (Class A).

Base Salary ranges from $23.75 to $30.00 per hour based on experience and education, with benefits including insurance, cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan.

Application and Position Description may be obtained in person at:

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department
422 5th Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-3878

Or on the web site at: http://www.lqpco.com and select employment at the top of the page.

County application forms are required. Resumes will not be accepted as substitutes but may be submitted in addition to the application form.

Application deadline: Open until filled – First Review Date is March 31, 2017.

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Highway 40 speed limit to increase to 60 mph

WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit on Highway 40 from the South Dakota border to the north Jct of Hwy 119 will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph.  Installation of new speed limit signs are scheduled, weather permitting, for the week of March 13, 2017.  Speed limits in Marietta and Madison will not change.  The increased speed limit change applies only to the area listed above.  All other posted speed limits will remain the same.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions – Highway Dept

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: February 14, 2017
CONTACT: Sam Muntean

Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County seasonal load restrictions will start Friday, February 17, 2017, at 12:01 a.m.  All county paved roadways are 10 ton per axle unless posted otherwise, and county and township gravel roads will be restricted to 5 ton per axle.

2017 County Spring Load Restriction Map and information on the State load restrictions may be viewed on the county web page under Spring Road Restriction/Road Posting at

http://www.lqpco.com/highway/index.php

The ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength.  Therefore, the ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are variable.

Email: sam.muntean@lqpco.com
Phone: 320-598-3878
Fax:     320-598-3020

 

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Job Opening: Civil Engineering Technician

February 1, 2017 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Civil Engineering Technician at the Madison office.  Primary duties will be, under general supervision, to provide professional field and office civil engineering work.  Duties include, but are not limited to: performing construction observation/inspection duties; preparing plans and sketches; surveying; assisting in the preparation of project specifications and bid documents; construction materials testing; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, or 3 years of qualified work experience related in this field.  Must have a valid driver license.

Good knowledge in highway design, computer aided drafting and record keeping skills are desirable.

Base Salary ranges from $16.97 to $26.23 per hour based on experience and certifications, with benefits including insurance, cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan.

Application and Position Description may be obtained in person at:

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department
422 5th Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-3878

Or on the web site at: http://www.lqpco.com and select employment at the top of the page.

County application forms are required.  Resumes will not be accepted as substitutes but may be submitted in addition to the application form.

Application deadline:  Open until filled – First Review Date is February 24, 2017.

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LqP unveils new website

Lac qui Parle County is pleased to unveil our new website. We hope that the new site will be easier for folks to use and fund what they need. We ahve updated out information, added quick links on each page to answer our most popular questions and added a search function…