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Commissioner of Highways and Facilities

Putnam County, New York is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Commissioner of Highways and Facilities.The Commissioner of Highways and Facilities is appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County Legislature.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is administrative and supervisory work of a complex nature which involves responsibility for planning, developing and constructing and repairing a modern, safe and efficient County highway system. Additionally, the Commissioner shall have charge and supervision of the design, construction, alterations, maintenance and repairs of County buildings, parking areas, drives, walks, docks, parks and other structures and facilities in the nature of public works under the jurisdiction of the County. General direction is exercised over a number of supervisory employees. Performs related work as required.


  • Supervises the engineering, construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of County roads, bridges, highways and sidewalks;
  • Makes periodic inspections of County and Town highways, buildings and facilities;
  • Establishes chemical and physical controls for the quality of construction materials;
  • Approves plans, specifications and estimates for construction, maintenance and repair of Town and County bridges;
  • Directs the control of trees, brush and weeds within bounds of County roads;
  • Directs and maintains a road safety control program, including signage;
  • Plans and directs snow and ice control and removal program;
  • Inventories and purchases machinery, equipment and materials;
  • Maintains records and makes reports;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess New York State licensure as a Professional Engineer.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Per Putnam County Charter §9.01, the holder of this position must reside within fifty linear miles from the Putnam County Department of Highways and Facilities, when appointed and continuously throughout his or her appointment.

Salary Range: $133,000.00 - $147,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday




in Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Comm Highways
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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