Job Description

Job Summary
Manages a broad engineering division within the Departments of Community Development or Public Works. Division assignments range from: Transportation Program, with subsections focusing on the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program, Transportation Concurrency and Traffic Engineering/Operations; Capital Improvements Program, with subsections in Design, Survey, Real Property Services, Construction Management, Project Management, and Environmental CIP; and Engineering Services, with subsections in Inspection, Preliminary Review, Final Site Plan Approval and Final Plat Approval.


Education and Experience:


A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business administration or a related field.


Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in a closely related field, preferably in a public works or community development agency.


A minimum of two years supervisory or management experience.


Registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil) is required.


Knowledge of: Civil engineering and related physical science principles and practices; effective construction methods and techniques; Federal, State and County standards applicable to public works and private sector project design and construction; human resources and management techniques including planning, scheduling, monitoring, problem solving, and supervision; financial management principles, practices, and methods including budget development, justification, and control.


Ability to: Plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of professional engineers; exercise sound judgment and independence to develop solutions for complex technical, administrative, and managerial problems; direct and coordinate inspection, negotiation and control of private contractor work; address personnel and division responsibilities through current technology; plan, design, review and construct projects through approved engineering methods and standards; direct and coordinate final plat and final site plan approvals; communicate effectively orally and in writing; effectively balance competing interests and approaches; work responsively and collaboratively with community groups, business groups, and activists with a wide variety of interests; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, engineers, developers and other County staff.





Resume and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.


Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.


Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.


It is general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.



Examples of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


Determines division and program missions, short-term and long-term objectives and strategies in consultation with the community, management, and other related agencies.


Establishes organizational goals and objectives.  Establishes organizational structure, assigns staff, budget, and other resources to achieve those goals.


Develops and implements policies, procedures, practices, job assignments, and staff authority and responsibility. Reviews department-wide processes and develops and implements improvements.


Hires, trains, and evaluates division staff or oversees activities in these areas.  Develops effective employee relations, labor relations, and performance improvement programs.


Plans and manages the division’s financial resources including preparing, presenting, and monitoring program budgets.


Coordinates involvement in community and citizen activities and programs.


Develops and maintains effective relationships with affiliated federal, state, and local agencies and business and community organizations.


Directs all aspects of programs within assigned engineering division.


Performs special departmental administrative and management tasks as assigned by the Department Director, County Administrator, and/or Board of County Commissioners.





Salary Grade


Salary Range
$9,296.00 – $13,015.00- per month


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