Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Perform professional engineering work involving the review and design of proposed developments, street design, drainage design, utility plans, and building permits for compliance with the County's development standards and policies, as well as state and federal standards and specifications.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Applying principles and practices of civil engineering in reviewing land use and development applications.
  • Reviewing site development plans and building permit applications for conformance with adopted regulations and standards.
  • Reviewing quantities and cost estimates for subdivision improvement agreements and development agreements.
  • Researching, analyzing, and interpreting development regulations in relation to infrastructure requirements.
  • Providing public counter support to developers, builders, contractors, and the general public pertaining to County engineering and related requirements; as well as processing a variety of development permits.
  • Preparing and reviewing engineering designs, specifications, costs, and quantity estimates of development projects.
  • Identifying required easements or permits for roadway and drainage and other public works projects.
  • Under supervision, designing the necessary modifications and/or new construction of public streets, traffic controls, and related projects.
  • Preparing special engineering studies and reports; performing special assignments on development infrastructure problems as necessary.
  • Preparing specific studies for the Community and Economic Development Department.
  • Responding to the public or other inquiries relative to engineering policies and procedures on specific projects and other information.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing the adequacy and accuracy of computations, preliminary layout and design work from field, and survey data.
  • Researching deeds, gathering data, and producing right-of-way documents for development review applications.
  • Reviewing building permits and related right-of-way dedication and requirements associated with the permit.
  • Providing staff engineering support for Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustment meetings.
  • Assisting in preparing staff reports for the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Board of County Commissioners hearings and meetings.
  • Performing other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Ability to calculate, prepare, and review metes and bounds descriptions. 
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely on summarizing development policies and interpreting development regulations; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Utilize terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in technical civil engineering report preparation.
  • Possess knowledge of basic principles and practices of roadway and drainage system designs.
  • Conduct basic engineering studies and develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Negotiate agreements.
  • Coordinate the work of professional and technical personnel.
  • Identify, coordinate, and resolve a wide variety of interests in the development of land.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to use various permitting and document review software such as Accela, AutoCAD, and Hydrology review software.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: One (1) year of related professional Civil Engineering experience.
  • Education and Training: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • License or Certificate: Possession of an Engineering Intern (EI) certification required.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

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