Job Description


This position is responsible for performing broad-based construction and contracting administration duties, assisting in the design, and inspection of transportation and stormwater infrastructure.  The EIT’s primary responsibility is coordinating, preparing, and processing public works contracts, contract plans, contract specifications, cost estimates, project schedules, pertinent correspondence, and construction project documents such as inspector daily reports, material testing data, and required funding agency reports.  The position serves as a contracting resource for other county departments as needed.


  • Verifies procurement and contracting requirements, ensures all required specifications and related documents are incorporated into the contract documents, and monitors contract compliance with county policies, and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Reviews and processes all construction related documentation on multiple projects to assure compliance with the contract plans and specifications, all applicable statues and codes, and WSDOT and FHWA requirements.
  • Works with contractors to develop schedules and clarify shop drawings, monitors contractor’s submittals for material approvals, and reviews and processes sublet requests, affirmative action and training programs, wage compliance documents, and other contract documents.
  • Checks, processes, and assists peers in the computation of project field notes, progress pay estimates, and final project records.
  • Ensures that various office and construction records and reports are completed in a correct and timely fashion.
  • Coordinates the bid processes for Transportation Department projects and projects initiated by other County Departments.  The work includes developing quotes, selecting bidders, advertising and distributing bid forms, attending bid openings, tabulating bids, and recommending and approving project awards.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for qualifications (RFQs).
  • Performs the duties of or assists the construction inspector(s) for county construction contracts as needed.  This work includes interpreting plans, specifications, and contractor submittals to ensure compliance with approved project requirements ; and coordination under the authority of management  with regulations governing construction.
  • Develop engineered stormwater plans, specifications, and estimates for inclusion in Douglas County maintenance, facilities, or capital projects.
  • Assist, as directed, with engineering design and construction inspection duties associated with the Capital Projects and Maintenance programs.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of County Road Standards and Transportation Improvement Plan.
  • Observes project construction activities by documenting and discussing with managers and project stakeholders the progress of construction efforts, deviations from the contract specifications and plans, deficiencies of materials and work, pertinent conversations, and testing results.
  • Coordinates with the Accounting and Legal Departments to ensure proper completion of insurance certificates and bonding to adequately protect the County and its infrastructure and provides information to, and follows up with, contractors, insurance companies, and bonding agencies, as needed.
  • Advises project managers and other county departments of appropriate contracting strategies.
  • Develops and administers inter-agency agreements.
  • Diagnoses construction problems and rectifies with speed and accuracy.


  • Assists in developing and reviewing engineering drawings, technical reports, and Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) packages for construction contracts.
  • Plots maps and charts showing profiles and cross-sections, indicating relation of topographical contours and elevations to buildings, retaining walls, tunnels, overhead power lines, and other structures.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for adherence to standard specifications and constructability.
  • Develops and calculates engineering estimates for construction contracts and County Forces work.  This work includes estimating labor, equipment, and materials quantities and costs and assisting in the development of effective project scoping estimates and procedures, as appropriate.
  • Attends contracting, procurement, design, construction, and inspection training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of local, state and federal policies as they relate specifically to county capital construction and construction grant programs.
  • Knowledge of WSDOT Standard Specifications, Special Provisions, LAG Manual, Design Manual, MUTCD and AASHTO’s Green Book.
  • Ability to review contractor submittals for compliance with WSDOT and FHWA guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and County purchasing and contract codes, procurement principles and practices, preparation and analysis of specifications, bids, and contracts, and performed business functions such as marketing, accounting, and budgeting.
  • Working knowledge of construction inspection, environmental regulations and permitting, roadway design principles, and transportation and stormwater regulations.
  • Familiarity and use of manual and published guidance associated with the design, construction, and inspection of transportation and stormwater infrastructure.
  • Ability to write concise reports and memos to convey information in an understandable form for laypersons.
  • Ability to deliver effective group presentations on a variety of levels, ranging from small groups to large public meetings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with developers, engineering consultants, utilities, contractors, and the general public while projecting a positive, professional image for self and the County.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection, construction equipment, and construction techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to independently investigate technical problems and, through the use of sound judgment, make determinations on the proper course of action.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited information and standard methodology exists.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and associated software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and AutoCAD including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to effectively deal with people who may be emotionally charged by issues and information being presented.
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of government purchasing procedures.
  • Effectively deal with people who may be emotionally charged by issues and information being presented and provide problem solving techniques.
  • Maintain composure under stressful situations and provide problem-solving techniques.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions and keep accurate records.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and good public relations with other employees, agencies, property owners, and the general public.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Physically perform the essential functions of this position

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Work is performed in an office and field setting with extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, walking, stooping, twisting and lifting (up to 40 pounds waist high).
  • Maintain the necessary manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks including the operation of a keyboard and other necessary engineering and office related equipment.
  • Driving, climbing stairs, and walking outdoors on uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions.
  • See and hear at acceptable standards.
  • May work an alternative schedule at the sole discretion of the County.
  • Potential for working evenings, occasional weekends, holidays, overtime, and out of town travel.


  • The County may, at its discretion, consider combinations of education, experience, certifications and training in lieu of specifically required qualifications contained herein.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or other related scientific/engineering field.
  • A registered and licensed Professional Engineer (PE) under the laws of the state (Title 196 WAC and Chapter 18.43 RCW, et al) is preferred, or an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate.
  • A minimum of one (1) but preferably three (3) years’ experience in a related position, preferably within a City/County Public Works Department.
  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License in required.
  • A background security check may be required if a job offer is made.

CLOSING STATEMENT: This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


WA Teamsters Welfare Trust Medical Plan Z – Composite Plan.  Employer contribution based on current collective bargaining agreement. WA Teamsters Welfare Trust Dental Plan B – Composite Plan.  Employer contribution based on current collective bargaining agreement. Washington State Department of Retirement System – PERS / PSERS Eligible position (Employer / Employee contribution). 1% Deferred Compensation. VEBA – Health Savings Plan $125 per month county contribution. Life and Accidental Death Insurance – Mutual of Omaha. Flexible Spending Plan: Pre-tax insurance premiums / Health Care Account / Dependent Care. Available AFLAC Plans. Employee Assistance Plan. 10 Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday. 8 hours Sick Leave Accrual per month. 8 Hours to start, then up to 15 hours of annual leave per month. Longevity after 5 years $35.50/month, progresses up to 20 years $177.50/month. Certification Pay ($150/MO) if applicable in job description: Bridge Inspector Certification; AICP Certification; Public Land Surveyor; Master’s Degree; Certified Building Official; or Licensed Professional Engineer.  Bilingual pay, lead pay, and depending on positions Microsoft certification.

2024 COLA Increase: 3%

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