CHARLES COUNTY GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of:
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
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.
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.
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
Knowledge of water and sewer system modeling software
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.
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
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
P.O. Box 2150
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
Engineer II Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. What level education do you have?
* 2. How many years of experience do you have relevant to this position?
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)
Advanced computer 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.
* 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