January 2018

Mobile County, Alabama, Seeks a Public Works Director /
Chief Engineer of the Division of Public Roads

Salary Range

$108,876 – $174,060
Hire Rate: $108,876 - $135,972 (depending on qualifications)


The Public Works Director/Chief Engineer of the Division of Public Roads (Public Works Director) performs administrative and professional engineering work in planning and directing activities of the Public Works Department for Mobile County, Alabama.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in civil engineering, preferably a master's degree, and a minimum of five years’ responsible engineering experience in the management of a governmental public works or transportation/highway department at the level of an Assistant County Engineer or Assistant Public Works Director; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Special Requirement

Registration as a Professional Engineer by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in the State of Alabama. Applicants licensed as a Professional Engineer by another state will be required to obtain Alabama Professional Engineer licensure soon after appointment.

Mobile County Public Works Department

Employees: 310
Building permits issued annually: 6,500
Roads maintained: 1,402 miles (1,122 miles paved/280 miles graded)
Bridges: 161 NBI (National Bridge Inventory)
Annual Budget: Approximately $31 million

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