Highway Superintendent

Job Status
Open - open and accepting applications
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  • This is a working superintendent position and includes performing physical labor
  • Be on call 24 hours a day - Respond to emergency situations including snow and ice control, assist in the repair of water and sewer line failures, tree removal and other emergency work; schedule response crews, allocate necessary supplies and equipment, direct activities and supervise work
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise street, mechanical, and related public works maintenance and repair projects
  • Physical labor in snow and ice control, street & bridge repair and construction, street maintenance, drainage work, building maintenance, equipment repair and maintenance, and other related projects
  • Operate a variety of heavy and light motorized construction equipment and vehicles such as backhoe, front-end loader, basin cleaner, grader, and other related equipment
  • Attend board and public meetings as necessary
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints from citizens, businesses, etc.
  • Prepare and submit department budget
  • Expend and track funds to stay within budget
  • Seek state and federal grants, track projects, and submit required reports


  • High school graduate or equivalent GED, preferably supplemented by college-level courses in civil engineering or construction
  • At least five years’ experience in public works maintenance work including 2 years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training experience which provides the appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Possession of a valid Massachusetts Class A or B CDL with Air Brake Endorsement and 2B or higher and 4G Hoisting Engineer’s licenses
  • Must submit to drug & alcohol testing per DOT and FMCSA guidelines
  • A pre-employment physical is required, and a current DOT medical card must be maintained during employment.
  • An acceptable criminal history check (CORI) and clean driving record are required. 
  • Proficient in the use of a computer including Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail
  • Courteous with the public, Town departments, etc.

Please see job description for complete duties and minimum qualifications


  • $73,513 per year
  • This is an exempt full time salaried position as set forth by 29CFR541.100.  It is expected that the Superintendent will at minimum work 8 hours per day for a total of 40 hours per week.
  • Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and personal time off and health insurance


  • Send a letter of interest, resume, and application to: admin [at] huntingtonma.us or Town of Huntington Selectboard, PO Box 430, Huntington, MA 01050


  • Position open until filled


Town of Huntington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 5/11/2023