This position will remain open until filled however, the screening process will move quickly. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews please submit your application materials no later than March 31, 2020 before 11:59 pm.
The King County Flood Control District is looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual, to conduct engineering review, technical oversight and quality control for the implementation of the King County Flood Control capital improvement projects and operating work programs. The Chief Engineer analyzes and reviews technical engineering, project and program work from service providers who implement river and floodplain management projects and programs on behalf of the King County Flood Control District.
The successful candidate is a leader with a proven track record of using environmentally sensitive techniques used in river and floodplain management projects in the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting opportunity to join the King County Flood Control District staff and play a role in improving levee protection, flood water conveyance and capacity and foster effective partnerships with communities within King County.
This position requires a self-starter with a keen political acumen and experience working with service providers, local jurisdictions, tribes, and other parties to identify and prioritize projects and programs for implementation and ensure the Flood Control District understands the broad spectrum of issues facing the County, as well as the people they serve. The Chief Engineer is a salaried, at-will, overtime exempt classification that reports directly to the Executive Director but is responsive to all members of the Board of Supervisors.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Our successful candidate is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of Washington or if licensed in another state, is eligible for professional engineering licensure by comity, skilled at preparing analytical and design reports and making presentations to a wide variety of audiences, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, initiative, and judgment.
Competitive candidates will be a registered professional engineer with a minimum of seven (7) years of increasing responsibility in the application of river channel hydraulics and modeling, slope stability analysis, bank stabilization and levee design, project and construction management, permitting, and cultural resources requirements; or any combination of education and/or experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of the job duties as described in the job description may also be considered. We know that historically marginalized people often do not have the opportunity for advanced education so we value “lived experience” when the candidate can demonstrate the following abilities:
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply and view a complete job announcement and apply, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs
A King County application is required to be considered for this opportunity. Interested applicants must complete the supplemental questions and submit a resume and letter of interest with your application.