The recruiting process and FAQ explains timeline and what to expect when applying for a job.

Job Search & Application Process

Use the job search page to view openings and apply. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email letting you know you are all set. Please pay close attention to your email inbox as this is how we will communicate with you. If for any reason your application is “incomplete,” meaning additional information is requested, you will be notified by email. To check the status of your application, edit details provided or submit additional information, simply log back into your account.

Application Screening

HR staff will review your online application and determine if you meet the required skills, experience and education. Applicants that best match the job requirements will be contacted to continue the selection process. Applicants who are not considered will be notified by email at time of posting's closing.  

Interview Process

If you meet the required qualifications, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Depending on the position, the process may include a phone screening, first round interview and second round interview.

Offer & Onboarding

If you are selected for a job, HR will prepare and provide an offer of employment by telephone, email, or in-person. If you are provided an electronic offer letter, you will receive an email with instructions to view, accept and sign the offer via email. Once you've accepted a job offer, HR will reach out with additional details about the steps you will need to successfully complete in order to start work. 

Offers given for every position are conditional, meaning you must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and, in some cases, DOT check before your offer of employment is final. Once your start date is determined, you will schedule a time to meet with HR to complete necessary new-hire paperwork, training and onboarding.

Job Search FAQs

I have applied multiple times in the past, what I can I do to make myself standout?
  1. Have a complete application! The screening process can become very difficult if your application and resume do not provide relevant data. The most important thing you can do to make yourself standout is to have a complete application. Make sure that the information you provide is clear and consistent, your dates are correct, and your resume and application are up-to-date.
  2. Pay close attention to the minimum requirements of the position. Your resume and application materials should reinforce how you either meet those requirements or the steps you are taking to meet those requirements.
  3. If you are invited for an interview, make sure that you are prepared to answer questions and provide honest information about yourself and your experience. If you have applied and/or were interviewed previously, be sure to include/discuss your recent accomplishments or experience as they pertain to the job. We look for stability in employment, progression or growth in your desired career, and initiative in getting the required licenses/certifications for the desired role.
What if I am unsure what career path I want to take but I know that I want to be a member of the KCRC? What do you suggest before applying?

We suggest reviewing our “CRUISE THE DIVISIONS” page to learn more about the various positions within KCRC. We also encourage you to become familiar with state government, local agencies, the challenges we face, and the communities that we serve.

Why is the employment application so lengthy?

KCRC complies with FMC regulations and, therefore, is required to collect up to 10 years of previous employment information.

Who can I email my resume to?

KCRC does not accept unsolicited resumes; therefore, you will only be able to upload your resume to an application for a specific job. 


HR, Safety & Communications

Human Resources, Safety & Communications


The Human Resources team provides support to all divisions and employees by managing personnel records, policy development, recruitment, performance management, benefit administration, compensation, workforce planning and employee development.s

As KCRC strives to become an employer of choice, HR will continue to foster a work environment that promotes fairness, equity, diversity, inclusion and a commitment to serve both current and future employees.


Working alongside Human Resources, the Safety Superintendent is responsible for creating and sustaining a safe and secure work environment for all employees. This position develops and provides job-site training, recommends guidelines and procedures to follow OSHA / MIOSHA regulations and standards, and responds and investigates incidents.


The Communications Manager develops and implements KCRC's communication strategy, including branding, digital and social media engagement, community outreach, crisis communication and media relations. Collaboration and teamwork are integral facets of this position along with an ongoing eagerness to share how KCRC Works to Keep Kent County Moving!

The Road Ahead

Although we are not expecting growth in this division, occasionally we look for interns to assist with various HR and Communications-related duties. To be considered for an internship, you must be working towards a degree in Human Resources Management or a related field; be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; have strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as excellent administrative and organizational skills; and have the ability to work as part of a team.

Create a job alert below to be notified of internship opportunities.



The Finance Division provides financial services for KCRC and is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, capital assets, invetory, purchasing, procurement, and financial analysis, as well as IT.

IT maintains our network infrastructure, hardware, software and support. 


We will be looking for experienced and qualified individuals to join our Accounting and IT teams. To qualify for a position in Finance or IT, you must have a degree in a business related field, accounting, finance, Information Technology and experience in governmental organizations. Create a job alert to be notified of future opportunities.


Maintenance Division

The Maintenance Division plays a key role in our mission to serve Kent County with a safe, reliable and efficient transportation network. Operating out of four different complexes, the employees in this division are responsible for maintaining and upgrading over 430 miles of state highways, country primary roads, local paved roads and county local gravel roads, and subdivision streets. This includes plowing snow, crack sealing, pothole patching, grading, drainage work, ditching, culvert and guardrail repair, tree trimming and vegetation control.


The Maintenance Division is a great place to start your career with KCRC. Employees are expected to work hard, learn, develop and grow into other positions within KCRC. Although our job openings for operators, foremen, superintendents, and assistant directors are filled internally, we search externally for qualified, hard-working and enthusiastic candidates to fill our entry level positions, including seasonal and full-time road maintenance workers. 

To be considered for full time employment as a road maintenance worker, a candidate must have:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Six (6) months of job-related experience such as road maintenance work, farming, commercial landscaping, tree cutting, patching/paving or construction
  • Ability to work day or night shifts, long hours and overtime, as needed
  • Clean driving record;ability to pass a post-offer drug screen and background check
  • Valid driver’s license + Class A CDL with the N Endorsement to drive and operate trucks

If you currently do not hold a CDL or have the correct endorsement, that is ok. You will still be considered if you are willing and able to obtain the necessary licensing.

Seasonal positions are a great way to gain work experience and exposure to the Maintenance Division. Depending on the volume of work, seasonal employees may work during the spring/summer construction season or off and on throughout the year. To be considered for seasonal employment, you must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a post-offer drug screen. We look for dependable go-getters who are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done.


Interested? Be sure to create a job alert so you can be notified of future postings in this division. 


Buildings & Equipment

The Buildings & Equipment Division manages all KCRC’s facilities, vehicles, equipment, and materials. This division is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds at KCRC's four complexes, formulating specifications for purchase, rental or lease on all equipment, performing major repairs and preventative maintenance on KCRC's fleet, and fabricating KCRC plow trucks, from chassis to completion. Each KCRC complex has a full-service maintenance shop and mechanical bay to support the Maintenance Division and overall operations.  


The Buildings & Equipment Division is an excellent place to advance your mechanical skillset! We strive to keep our department up-to-date on current techniques by offering training opportunities and room for growth. This close-knit group looks for experienced diesel mechanics 1-2 times a year to join the team as an Equipment Specialist. This position is great for someone who likes to tackle new challenges everyday and work on a variety of equipment. Candidates should be attentive to safety and self-motivated team players.

To be considered for full time employment as an Equipment Specialist (Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic), you must have:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A valid driver's license + Class A CDL with the N Endorsement
  • Minimum of one-year experience servicing, diagnosing, and repairing trucks and heavy equipment
  • Ability to perform basic inspections with limited supervision in some (not all required) of the following: heavy truck, suspension & steering; general engine transmissions, brakes, electrical, hydraulics, drive train, diesel emissions
  • Clean driving record; ability to pass a post-offer drug screen and background check

Occasionally, we accept applications for seasonal employees to assist with general upkeep of KCRC buildings and grounds.  Create a job alert to be notified of both full-time and seasonal opportunities.


Traffic & Safety

Our Traffic and Safety Division proactively manages traffic operations throughout Kent County by monitoring and investigating vehicle crashes, conducting traffic studies, installing/maintaining traffic signs, signals and pavement markings, and investigating property damage claims and right-of-way encroachments.


The Road Ahead

Our staffing levels are projected to remain consistent over the next few years. With a focus on succession planning, we will seek to promote from within to fill future openings in our Road Patrol (weighmaster) and Sign Shop. However, as KCRC increases the number of traffic signals throughout the county, we are planning to recruit externally for a Traffic Technician. This position will provide technical and clerical support for the Traffic & Safety Division, including conducting traffic counts, completing traffic signal timing plans, scheduling pavement markings, and preparing and generating reports.

To be considered for full time employment as a Traffic Technician you must have:

  • A valid driver's license
  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or related degree 
  • Clean driving record; ability to pass a post-offer drug screen and background check

Create a job alert to be notified once a position is available for this Division. 


Engineering Division

KCRC’s Assistant Project Engineers, Project Engineers, Permit Managers, Property Specialist and Engineering Technicians are responsible for the planning, preliminary engineering (survey and design) and construction engineering (staking and inspection) of all road and bridge projects on the KCRC system. Employees in this division get a great mix of being out in the field working alongside construction crews and the public, as well as having the opportunity to design and manage projects from the office.

The Road Ahead 

With growth and retirement on the horizon, the Engineering Division will be searching for Degreed and Licensed Project Engineers over the next 3-5 years.  To qualify for those positions you would need a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a valid PE License.

We are always looking for seasonal employees and interns to assist with surveying efforts, computer-aided design (CAD), and storm water/environmental fieldwork.

Please create a job alert to be notified once those roles become posted.