Lewis County Public Works

2025 NE Kresky Avenue
Chehalis , WA
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Assistant County Engineer

Lewis County Public Works
Chehalis, WA Full time
Posted on October 30, 2017

Job Title: Assistant County Engineer

Starting Salary: $6,753-$7,094/monthly (DOQ)

(Top pay $9,082/monthly)

Lewis County - Public Works

FLSA: Exempt Job Code: PW200

Effective Date: October 2007

Revision Date: September 2017 NATURE OF WORK Under limited supervision, directs the Engineering Design and Permitting, Construction Engineering, and Survey Divisions of the Public Works Department (PWD); assures compliance of program activities with state and Federal regulations, and County policies and procedures; may act in the place of the County Engineer during his or her absence or as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Manages and directs the daily activities of the Engineering Design and Permitting, Construction Engineering, and Survey Divisions of Public Works Department (PWD) through appropriate delegation, managerial support, and work supervision. • Manages the County Annual Construction Program according to County Road Administration Board standards and requirements and the County Engineer’s priorities. • Acts in the place of the County Engineer during his or her absence or as assigned; reviews and approves plans, technical documents, permits, and procedures within scope of authority. • Coordinates integration of PWD Engineering services with other programs, departments and agencies; analyzes trends, and evaluates program requirements and resource utilization. • Plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; directs the development of performance standards; counsels, trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance. • Meets regularly with staff to offer technical advice and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals, develops recommendations, and directs the implementation of solutions. • Monitors operations and procedures; develops and approves recommendations for improving the Division’s operations and processes; assures that project deadlines and performance standards are met. • Conducts research and planning functions; analyzes workload trends and makes recommendations for staffing adjustments and personnel assignments. • Manages, allocates, and coordinates numerous internal and external resources; • Provides leadership, direction and guidance in technical strategies and compliance issues; analyzes issues, develops recommendations, and recommends solutions.  • Assures Department’s activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, project permits, regulations and standards. • Develops and monitors budgets; assures that appropriate services are provided; coordinates information and assures effective communications between programs and other agencies. • Manages contractor claims, additional work and contractor disputes during project construction. • Coordinate and direct county and contractor forces during emergency/natural disaster response.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in an office environment; light physical demands; frequent use of a personal computer.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position directs three critical PWD technical and engineering Divisions; incumbent also serves as Engineering Manager and as a multidisciplinary technical expert.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, or related field; AND five (5) year’s professional civil engineering experience. Must be registered as a Professional Engineer with Washington State Board of Registration; OR by the technical board of another state, with the ability to obtain Washington Registration within one year of employment. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of: • County policies and procedures. • Fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics. • Principles of design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. • Methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair. • Principles and practices of government project management and methods of evaluating construction contract compliance. • Federal and state codes and regulations related to civil engineering and public works projects, including County Road Administration Board, and Department of Transportation standards. • Facility and equipment maintenance procedures and practices. • Contract development and management principles. • Principles of record keeping and records management. Skills in: • Analyzing technical issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing solutions based on findings. • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance • Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and County policies and procedures. • Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and construction documentation. • Reviewing and approving designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects. • Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables. • Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations. • Working effectively with others to develop solutions for public works issues. • Effectively presenting technical information to public and professional audiences. • Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting technical data. • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County employees, public officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies. • Effective verbal and written communication

For job requirements, job description

and application go to http://lewiscountywa.gov/jobs

or pick up an application packet 

(8AM-5PM) at the 

Public Services Building

2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis. 

Posting Closes @ 4 PM, 11/15/2017