The Kittitas County Public Works Department is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Deputy Director/County Engineer. This is a full-time, benefited, non-union, exempt position. The Deputy Director/County Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Design/Construction/Traffic Divisions within the Public Works Department, project development and implementation, development review, traffic engineering, annual pavement preservation program, administration of the County’s Bridge Inspection Program and other functions as assigned.
This position is considered open until filled; applicants should apply by 4/03/2020 for optimal consideration. Relocation assistance may be available for the ideal candidate.
The Deputy Director/County Engineer performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, and engineering duties within the Design/Construction/Traffic Division of Public Works. This position will assist in the planning and implementation of division goals and objectives. Maintenance of the division budget and implementation of cost-effective measures to increase productivity is an essential part of this role.
The Deputy Director/County Engineer supervises and provides professional direction to all engineering and technical staff within the Design/Construction/Traffic division. This may include recruitment, training, mentorship, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions when necessary.
In addition to administrative duties, the Deputy Director/County Engineer provides engineering services to the Public Works Department by fulfilling the statutory duties of County Engineer as provided in RCW 36.80. These duties include designing and coordinating the development of construction engineering plans and specifications for roads, bridges, traffic signage, design improvements, and other transportation improvement projects. This position will participate in the development of detailed construction drawings and maps, and review complex design plans.
In all capacities of the job, the Deputy Director/County Engineer must maintain effective relationships with the staff and the public, and ensure compliance with laws, ordinances, and codes.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
To succeed in this position, candidates should have exceptional communication, computer, and supervisory skills. The ideal candidate is resourceful, analytical, adaptable and organized. Qualified candidates must also meet the following minimum requirements: