Managing Director

The Van Buren County Road Commission is seeking candidates for the position of Managing Director.  The ideal candidate will be someone who wants to make a difference in our community and be part of our mission to maintain a safe & efficient road network.

 The Managing Director serves as the chief administrator of the Van Buren County Road Commission.  This position manages and directs the organization towards its primary objectives based on board policy and annual revenue.  The full job description outlining essential duties and responsibilities of this position can be found on our website,

 The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or a closely related discipline, or will have equivalent experience.  This candidate should also possess 6-8 years of experience in highway construction or engineering management in public works, road commission, or a similar organization.  The successful candidate will be required to maintain residency within a 20 mile radius of Van Buren County. 

 A successful candidate will enjoy time working in the office, taking part in meetings, trainings and conferences, and also being out on job sites, regardless of weather or conditions.  He or she will also need a good sense of humor and the ability to be productive in all roles of a team, be it a team member or team leader.  Knowledge of the laws and regulations as well as policies and procedures relating to Road Commissions and road construction is desired.

 The Van Buren County Road Commission’s road network is comprised of 350 primary miles and 980 local miles with an annual budget of approximately $18 million.  The Managing Director directly manages four department heads and indirectly manages a staff of 51 members.  Road Commission facilities are located in Lawrence (Administrative office and Storage Maintenance Facility), and in Bloomingdale and Bangor (Road Maintenance Facilities).  To learn more about the Van Buren County Road Commission visit our website at

 The Van Buren County Road Commission offers a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to:

  • Priority Health, Delta Dental and VSP Insurance plans
  • Vacation and Sick leave, plus 11 paid holidays
  • Defined benefit pension plan for retirement
  • Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Wellness Program

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and completed application (which can be found on our website to Board Chairman Boze, Van Buren County Road Commission, P.O. Box 529, Lawrence, MI 49064.  This information must be received in the post office box by October 24, 2019. 

The Van Buren County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To download a copy of the Managing Director Job Advertisement, please click HERE.

To download an Application for the Managing Director position, please click HERE.

To download a copy of the Job Description for the Managing Director position, please click HERE.