Columbia County Public Works is seeking an Assistant County Engineer. This position is responsible for the day to day operations of the Engineering Services Division within the Public Works Department and assumes the responsibilities of the County Engineer during times of absence. The position also supervises the work of the Engineering Services staff, including recommended selection of staff, develops performance standards, monitors progress and evaluates employee performance, and addresses disciplinary issues.
Ensures projects meet all federal, state and local design and construction standards and guidelines. Reviews, prepares, and acquires all regulatory permits and approvals required for any project; meets and confers with permitting officials in the field or office as needed. Applies for grants and other outside funding sources. Coordinates County projects with outside agencies such as towns, cities, state and federal agencies, railroads, utilities, etc. Responsible for contract management of professional outside consulting services for the design and construction of various County projects. Represents the County on assigned committees and Boards. Performs computer aided drafting and design, construction inspection, and surveying. Assists in the development of short and long term transportation development plans including project time lines. Prepares contracts for submittal and bidding. Provides technical assistance for monitoring for specification compliance, evaluation of proposed changes, and project close out. Assists in the development and updates to the annual 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program. Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current methods and techniques of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and related facilities; Maintain comprehensive knowledge of land and engineering survey systems, methods and techniques including the ability to read and write legal descriptions. Establish and maintain effective working relations with the public and deal with public relations challenges courteously and tactfully. Communicate with people to convey or exchange professional information.
A current Washington State driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the County’s risk manager. A demonstrated ability to produce reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar using all parts of speech.
Must possess, or be able to secure within 6 months, registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in Washington State.
Completion of two (4) years of college or a technical school program in Civil Engineering or a related field and at least four (3) years progressively responsible experience in civil engineering including surveying work. Applicants with experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D (or equivalent) are preferred.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
To obtain an application packet visit www.columbiaco.com or the Columbia County Public Works Department, P.O. Box 5, 415 Guernsey Ave., Dayton, WA 99328 or call (509) 382-2534. Apply by