Engineer II

Location
Charles County, Maryland
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Closes
Nov 15, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time

CHARLES COUNTY GOVERNMENT 
invites applications for the position of:
Engineer II

SALARY:    $31.14 - $40.59 Hourly   $60,718.00 - $79,149.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE:     12/15/16
CLOSING DATE:     11/12/17 11:59 PM 
SUMMARY: 
This is a re-advertisement.  Previous candidates are still being considered  and need not re-apply.  
 
The Engineer II position primarily focuses on Water and Wastewater Planning, Analysis, Infrastructure Design and Project Management. Under the supervision of a Senior Engineer the Engineer II will operate computer modeling software applications to analyze existing and proposed water and sewer infrastructure. The work also includes project management for local water and sewer design projects, analysis of private development projects, and the development of short and long-term improvements to public water and sewer system. This may include the preparation of reports, graphics, maps and other illustrative materials as necessary for review and presentation to staff, boards, committees and the public. Additional duties may include the performance of professional civil engineering work related to roadways, bridges, storm drainage, stormwater management, and floodplains. 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
This position primarily focuses on Water and Wastewater Planning, Analysis, Design and Project Management, but may also perform professional civil engineering work related to roadways, bridges, storm drainage, stormwater management, and floodplains. 

The work involves the application of civil and mechanical engineering principles and concepts to infrastructure projects.

Primary focus areas include the analysis of existing and proposed water and sewer infrastructure through the application of computer modeling software and applies engineering principles and related judgment to determine infrastructure performance and necessary improvements.

This may include the preparation of reports, graphics, maps and other illustrative materials as necessary for review and presentation to staff, boards, committees and the public.
 
Additional duties include responding to inquiries from the public, developers, engineers, landowners, attorneys and others involved in infrastructure planning regarding procedures, compliance issues and related matters.

This work also involves occasional field visits, meeting with parties involved to discuss and clarify issues and explain requirements; advises and assists parties on how to achieve compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

May also serve on boards and committees and work with groups as assigned, providing technical support and assistance, often representing the County on a state-wide or regional basis.
 
Project Administration duties also include the management of contracts, grants, writing proposals for awards, scope of work and implementation and evaluates proposals prepared by outside consultants.
 
Other Duties
Performs related work as required. 
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
 
Knowledge of –
•    The principles, concepts and techniques of engineering as applied to storm drainage, storm water management, roadway, domestic water, sanitary sewer, and wastewater management engineering, evaluations, computations and design.
•    Mechanical Engineering Principles and concepts for application to infrastructure projects.
•    Knowledge of water and sewer system modeling software.
Ability to --        
•    Perform specialized planning work within an assigned project or functional area.
•    Perform technically sound engineering and related studies and formulate appropriate recommendations.
•    Conduct onsite inspections.
•    Interpret and apply applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, standard specifications and details to varied engineering and related situations.
•    Maintain records and prepare related reports and correspondence.
•    Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including public presentations.
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work including internal and external customers.
Training and/or Education:
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
 
Experience:
Three years of appropriate civil engineering and/or mechanical engineering experience.
 
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.
Professional Engineering License with 3 or more years of experience preferred
 
Special Requirements:
Knowledge of water and sewer system modeling software
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
Physical Demands:
The work is partly sedentary with periods of moderate physical activity, and is performed in office and field surroundings.  Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 100 pounds; climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding; bend, kneel, crouch and crawl; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; feel the size, shape and temperature of items; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.
 
Unusual Demands:
Work is subject to interruptions and inflexible deadlines. May be required to work some evenings and weekends to coincide with project schedules and/or public information meetings.
 
FLSA Status:  Exempt
 
Reports to:       Engineer IV
 
Supervises:        None
 
Revised 9/16
Grade 14
  

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: 
http://www.charlescountymd.gov

P.O. Box 2150
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 645-0585

hrapp@charlescountymd.gov
Position #2016-00191
ENGINEER II
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Engineer II Supplemental Questionnaire
 
*    1.    What level education do you have?
      HS Diploma/GED
  Associate's Degree
  Bachelor's Degree
  Master's Degree
  Doctorate/Doctoral Degree
*    2.    How many years of experience do you have relevant to this position?
      No experience
  1 year to just under 2 years experience
  2 years to 5 years experience
  6+ years experience
*    3.    Please select the choice that best describes your skill level with computers and computer software.
      Not a computer user
  Beginning computer user
  Novice (some computer skills)
  Intermediate skills
  Advanced computer skills
  Expert-level skills
*    4.    Please describe your experience with water and sewer system modeling software.

*    5.    Please briefly describe your experience with water and wastewater planning, analysis, design, and project management.

*    6.    Do you have your Professional Engineer (PE) certification? This is preferred, not required.
     Yes     No 
 
*    7.    What are you looking for in a supervisor?

*    8.    As employees of Charles County Government, we are public servants. What does being a public servant mean to you?

* Required Question