Engineer IV

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 IV

SALARY:     $36.38 - $47.41 Hourly    $70,945.00 - $92,442.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE:     06/13/17
CLOSING DATE:     11/12/17 11:59 PM 
SUMMARY: 
Detail-oriented professional needed to perform supervisory civil engineering and related work. Responsible for the development and oversight of the technical engineering team for Water and Sewer Infrastructure Planning. Develop, review, and evaluate studies, reports, requests for proposals; make recommendations on projects. Develops, manages, and maintains the computer-based water and wastewater models for the County. Review developer submissions of proposed water and sewer infrastructure submissions for adequacy of facilities. Management and oversight of water/wastewater capital projects for studies and engineering design, but may also include design projects for roadways, storm drain, stormwater systems, and floodplain areas. The position will primarily focus on the development and/or analysis of proposed water and sewer system enhancements for adequacy and optimal efficiency of system performance. Formulate findings and recommendations and meet with involved parties to discuss and clarify issues and explain requirements; advise and assist parties on how to achieve compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Responsible for managing the technical portions of the County Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan. 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
Responsible for supervising specialized engineering work in an assigned functional area with a focus on water and sewer engineering.
 
Responsible for the development of the Division's Engineering Work Program, including project initiation, development, procurement actions, schedules, and staff coordination.
 
Supervises engineering staff: assigns and reviews work, and takes actions to adjust work, staffing and operations to meet requirements.  Selects, trains and evaluates staff, and takes appropriate actions to improve performance when necessary.  Initiates actions regarding hiring, transfer, promotion, payroll, leave, performance and other personnel actions.
 
Develop, review, and evaluate studies, reports, requests for proposals; make recommendations on projects.
 
Develops, manages, and maintains the computer-based water and wastewater models for the County.
 
Review developer submissions of proposed water and sewer infrastructure submissions for adequacy of facilities. Management and oversight of water/wastewater capital projects for studies and engineering design, but may also include design projects for roadways, storm drain, stormwater systems, and floodplain areas.
 
Develop and/or analyze proposed water and sewer system enhancements for adequacy and optimal efficiency of system performance. Formulate findings and recommendations and meet with involved parties to discuss and clarify issues and explain requirements; advise and assist parties on how to achieve compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
 
Responsible for managing the technical portions of the County Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan.


Develops, reviews and evaluates studies, reports and recommendations and takes or recommends appropriate actions.
 
Meets 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.
 
Ensures the maintenance of project files and records and preparation of related reports including graphic materials, maps and other illustrative materials as necessary.
 
Reviews and evaluates projects for conformance with engineering regulations, development and subdivision requirements, standard specifications, standard details, and other areas as assigned. Responsible for the preparation of related reports and recommendations for review and presentation to various boards and committees.
 
Coordinates studies and projects with other division functions and departments as necessary; makes referrals and follows through on actions with agencies as necessary.
 
Responds to inquiries from the public, developers, engineers, landowners, attorneys and others involved in infrastructure regarding procedures, compliance issues and related matters.
 
Performs field visits and site inspections as necessary.
 
Serves on boards, committees and work groups as assigned, providing technical support and assistance, often representing the County on a regional or state-wide basis.
 
Assists in formulating and implementing long range, comprehensive engineering projects or policies, and updating applicable ordinances, specification and details.
 
Other Duties
Performs related work as required.
 
Fills in for or represents Chief as needed. 
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 
Knowledge of:
  
•    Must have in-depth knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of civil and/or mechanical engineering; computer software, including, water, sewer and stormwater models; engineering manuals
 
•    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
 
•    Manuals, such as AASHTO, MUTCD. SHA Book of Standards. SHA Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials etc...
 
•    Effective techniques of supervision.
 
Ability to:
 
•    Develop, run, enhance and maintain computer-based water, sewer, and stormwater models as they apply to the development or improvement to the related public infrastructure.
 
•    Supervise employees, including training and evaluating staff
 
•    Perform technically sound engineering and related studies and formulate appropriate recommendations;
 
•    Interpret and apply applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, standard specifications, and details to varied engineering situations
 
•    Maintain records and prepare related reports and correspondence
 
•    Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including public presentations  
               
•    Establish and maintain effective relationships with others encountered in the work, including internal & external customers.
 
 
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
 
Training and/or Education

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
 
Experience
Ten years of progressively responsible engineering experience.
 
Licenses or Certificates
Valid driver's license.
Maryland Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) required.
 
Special Requirements
None 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
Physical Demands

The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity, and is performed in office surroundings.  Typical positions may require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.
 
Unusual Demands
Work is subject to frequent interruptions and inflexible deadlines.
 
FLSA Status
Exempt
 
Reports to
Division Chief
 
Supervises
Engineer I/II/III
Revised: 05/17
Grade 16 
  

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 #2017-00294
ENGINEER IV
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Engineer IV 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.    Do you have your Professional Engineer (PE) certification? This is required.
     Yes     No 
 
*    4.    Please describe your experience with water and sewer system modeling software.

*    5.    What are you looking for in a supervisor?

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

* Required Question