Welcome to the Koochiching County Highway Department

Our goal is to provide a high level of cost effective service and maintenance to the Koochiching County roadways and bridges.  Ensuring that all residents, visitors and businesses have access to a safe and functional transportation system.

2019 Koochiching County Load Restrictions 

Koochiching County has ended Spring Load Restrictions on all paved County and UT Roads effective Tuesday 5/14/19 at 6:00am.  However, Spring Load Restrictions remain on all gravel roads until 5/28/19 at a minimum.  There is a map linked about that shows our original SLR's.  For reference, virtually all gravel roads are currently posted at a 5 ton axle rating.  The Koochiching County Highway Department appreciates everyone’s cooperation during this time period.  Please feel free to contact Trent Nicholson (218-283-1187) with any questions.

Hired Truck and Beaver Bid Results

Engineering Technician

Pay Range: $18.81-23.49, depending on qualifications 

Benefit Package: Health and Life Insurance, Public Employee Retirement Plan, Vacation and Sick Leave Earnings 

Workplace and normal hours of work: Highway Engineer Office- 7:30 AM-4:00PM Monday through Friday 

Job Summary Under the direction of the Assistant County Engineer, the Engineering Technician is responsible for performing technical civil engineering operations and functions involved in the design of highway projects by the County Engineer. Duties include collecting preliminary survey work; operating CAD software used in design, performing construction and inspection staking and directing survey field crews; inspecting work, materials and monitoring compliance with project specifications; documenting all field progress and verifying acceptance of project change orders. 

Essential skills Two-year post-secondary training; technical certificate from an accredited 2 year program; minimum of 1 year previous directly related civil engineering experience in surveying, inspection and drafting of plans for highway projects. 

Application Closing Date – Applicants must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 10, 2019. Send or deliver to the Koochiching County Administration, Attn: Human Resources 715 4th Street, International Falls, MN 56649. 

Application forms and additional information regarding job requirements and other job related information are available online at or the Human Resource Office, 3rd Floor Courthouse, 715 4th Street, International Falls, MN 56649. 

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