October 2017

Mason County, Washington  -   Engineer / Deputy Director


Posting #17-44

Open: October 24 Close: November 17

Department: Public Works Department

Monthly Salary: $7,202-$8,553

Job Summary

Plans, organizes and directs the engineering and road maintenance activities within Mason County Public Works including design, construction, inspection, surveying, right-of-way acquisition, environmental permitting, budgeting and reporting. Also responsible for management of the Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund activities, including vehicle/equipment fleet operations. Acts on behalf of the Public Works Director in his/her absence.


Examples of Duties

Responsible for the day to day administrative operation of the engineering, maintenance and ER&R programs of the Public Works Department including preparation of budget, approval of vouchers or delegation to senior managers, coordinating and addressing public concerns, coordinating with other county departments, attendance of commissioner briefings and meetings, staff meetings, staff training and performance evaluations and addressing personnel issues.

Responsible for road maintenance activities.

Responsible for the engineering and construction program including developing and implementing the Annual and 6-year Transportation Improvement Plans.

Responsible for establishing the rental rates for the Equipment Rental & Revolving Fund and oversight of the purchase of equipment and materials to support the engineering and road maintenance programs as well as other County departments.

Responsible for the transportation program including maintaining the county road log, traffic counts and accident data, traffic studies, road vacations, pavement management and reporting to the County Road Administration Board (CRAB).

Responsible for the countywide bridge inspection program including documentation, reporting budgeting and funding for bridge replacement and repair.

Responsible for responding to road and transportation emergencies, road closures and restrictions, detours and speed limit changes.

Responsible for ensuring that new developments and utilities meet engineering code requirements and standards.

Responsible for Skokomish Valley Flood Control Zone District. Participates in County/Union labor negotiations as Public Works management representative. Shows initiative and leadership in performing job functions, and performs related work as required.


Education and Experience

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or closely related field. Ten years of progressively responsible engineering and management related experience required; minimum of five years senior level engineering, management, and supervisory experience.


Licenses Required

Valid Washington State drivers’ license and registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Wash.


Application and Selection Process

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment.

Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only candidates selected for interviews will receive notice of final selection.


Submit Application

Mason County Human Resources

Mailing Address - 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584

Physical Address - 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584

humanresources@co.mason.wa.us       Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290         Fax-(360) 427-8439

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