The Community Welcome to Roseau County! Located in Northwestern Minnesota along the Canadian border, Roseau County is home to 15,242 residents who enjoy the small-town way of life. Encompassing nearly 1,800 square miles, the County is the 6th largest in the state. The City of Roseau serves as its county seat. Roseau County is known for tremendous hockey programs, supreme outdoor recreational opportunities, and one of the best county fairs in the state. The area offers year-round recreational fun with its abundance of lakes and trails that provide some of the best fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing in the state. Roseau County also boasts outstanding school systems that excel in both academic and extracurricular activities, earning them statewide recognition.
The County is a young and growing region that continues to flourish due to its strong manufacturing and agricultural economy. Polaris Industries of Roseau, Marvin Windows and Heatmor of Warroad, and Central Broiler of Greenbush continue to thrive promoting unprecedented growth in the region. The County’s strong agricultural economy can be attributed to its grass seed production. Roseau County provides 80% of the Timothy and 15% of the Kentucky Blue Grass that is marketed in the United States.
General Duties The County Engineer directs the activities of the County Highway Department including personnel, budgets, state aid, and federal requirements. The Engineer performs administrative and professional engineering work to include long range planning, implementing, and evaluating all programs and projects related to the expansion, improvement, and maintenance activities on the County highway system.
Minimum Qualifications This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Civil or Construction Engineering and current professional engineering registration as a Civil or Highway Engineer in the state of Minnesota, or equivalent and six to eight years of recent progressive highway engineering experience with the two most recent years in a senior administrative/supervisory position.