Streets and Utilities Superintendent

Salary: $82,171 - $115,039 DOQ
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Telluride, CO
Publish Date: Posted September 15, 2023

The Town of Telluride is hiring a Streets and Utilities Superintendent.  

Department: Public Works Department

FLSA: Exempt

Reports to: Public Works Director                                                                       

Grade: 75     

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Streets and Utilities Superintendent performs supervisory, management, and highly skilled analytic and administrative work in planning, developing, and directing the operations and maintenance of the Town’s streets, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems.


Streets and Utilities Operations

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Streets Division involving the Town’s streets, signs, storm sewer, traffic control
  • Plan, direct, and supervise the daily operations of the Town’s utility system, including water mains, water pump stations, sewer lift stations, distribution, and collection systems
  • Manage preventative maintenance program for streets, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems
  • Coordinate with local agencies to ensure all fire hydrants and water values are operational and visible
  • Coordinate hydrant valve exercising and hydrant flushing with Telluride Fire District
  • Establish priorities, assign and allocate resources; respond to emergencies and unanticipated needs
  • Inspect road conditions and evaluate recommendations for corrective measures; perform utility locates
  • Prepare, implement, and manage third party contracted services for street maintenance projects
  • Perform snow removal and street maintenance duties as needed
  • Review and inspect right-of-way permit applications
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, and trainings to stay knowledgeable of new trends, legislation, and innovations in the industry
  • Other tasks and special projects as assigned


  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate the performance of the Streets Division and Mechanic Staff
  • Coordinate development programs, safety meetings, and training to ensure compliance with CIRSA standards, including but not limited to, confined spaces, lockout tag-out procedures; ensure staff are certified in appropriate training and monitors for training recertification requirements
  • Monitor quality and progress of work; ensure compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Allocate resources such as staff, materials, and equipment to other divisions within the department as needed
  • Determine training needs for division; assist staff with career growth; monitor training compliance


  • Participate in the Public Work Department’s development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; assist with the development of short and mid-range plans; identifies opportunities for improvement of service delivery
  • Assist in the analysis of the Town’s infrastructure and keeps the Public Works Director apprised on any potential issue and/or opportunities and make appropriate recommendations
  • Perform Public Works permitting processes; provide direction to contractors according to Town guidelines and construction standards
  • Prepare budget recommendations and assist the Public Works Director in budgetary cost control


  • Ensure a safe work environment; pursue methods to reduce risk, including performing accident investigations, maintenance of safety logs/training and prevention of future incidents
  • Ensure staff are up to date on required safety training

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Experience/Licenses/Certifications):
High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field preferred; Valid Commercial Driver’s License with Class “B” with tanker and air brake endorsement required; six (6) to eight (8) years relevant experience in public works field or construction management, with three (3) to four (4) years of experience supervising others; Distribution and Collection System I and II required to be obtained within one (1) year of service; flagger certification required to be obtained within one (1) year of service; confined spaces certification required with training required throughout employment; CPR and First Aid training is required throughout employment.

Knowledge of: Regulatory agency rules and regulations involved in public works operations; principles and practices of operations in the administration of streets, signs, and signals; practices and procedures of water distribution and wastewater collection systems, maintenance methods, and administration; Town personnel policies, division, department and Town’s goals; office procedures including computers and software applications such as word processing.

Skill in: Supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of others while leading and motivating a team; effective written and verbal communication; managing projects and teams to achieve desired outcomes; developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all levels of staff, management, agencies, elected officials, and the general public; working independently while exercising good judgment and initiative; multi-tasking under pressure with interruptions; professionally handling confidential/sensitive information.


Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. This position requires travel to various municipal buildings and offsite locations using a Town vehicle; the employee may need to be available for after-hours contract for emergencies as needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works out indoors and outdoors, subject to confined spaces and heights. While performing work indoors, the employee regularly sits, stands, walks, reaches with hands and arms, and talks and hears over the phone, radio, and in person. Work outdoors is performed in various weather conditions, including high UV rays and adverse weather conditions such as blizzards. The employee regularly stands for prolonged periods, stoops, kneels, bends, climbs, crawls, or crouches. The employee may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

This position is subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration drug testing regulations.

The Town of Telluride offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, retirement with Town match, paid time off, sick leave, comp time, ten (10) paid holidays, and a merchant ski pass! Visit the Town’s Employee Benefits webpage for more information.


  • Full-Time Year Round
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Grade: 75
  • Salary Range: Minimum $82,171 – maximum $ 115,039
  • Hiring Range: min $82, 171 – mid $98,065 DOQ


Email your cover letter, resume, and completed Employment Application(PDF) to Sydney Roop, HR Coordinator.

Email Sydney Roop



MISSION: Town of Telluride Staff works to support the values and goals of the Town Council and to support Telluride’s central value of “Community.”


CUSTOMER SERVICE: Develops and maintains respectful working relationships with the community; respectful of diversity among staff, community members and visitors; demonstrates knowledge of the community and organization, provides accurate information and timely service; solicits feedback and is open to new ideas and change; demonstrates initiative, anticipates, and identifies problems and provides solutions.

TEAMWORK: Willingly maintains positive, collaborative working relationships with other Town staff and departments; exchanges ideas and information to solve problems, provide support, proactively plan, and resolve conflict. Approaches work with the team in mind and is willing to assist others.

COMMUNICATION: Is approachable, courteous and listens to understand; maintains tactful composure, professionalism and demonstrates understanding to other points of view when interacting with other staff, community members and visitors; proactively shares information to facilitate collaboration.

WORK ETHIC: Represents the Town in a positive manner; complies with Personnel Policy, Ethics Code and represents Town’s policies without personal bias; takes responsibly for decision and actions; performs work with attention to detail and pride in the outcome; utilizes time and resources appropriately and works effectively under pressure; adapts to changing priorities and methodologies.


Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retirement
  • Ski Pass
  • Wellness

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