Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Manages one or more Public Works engineering programs or sections. Responsible for ensuring that program goals, objectives, policies, and processes are being formulated, implemented, and carried out. Performs advanced and/or complex technical engineering work. Provides technical direction and problem resolution related to program services and activities. Ensures staff and program compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Performs other related work as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the Engineering Division Manager.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED Responsible for the direct supervision of the professional and technical staff in the Land Development Engineering section. Participates in the selection of new personnel and consultants; facilitates employee training and development programs; assigns work; evaluates performance; responds to grievances; takes disciplinary action; and recommends personnel actions including hiring, discipline and termination.
Supervises and performs Development Engineering and Permits functions. Assigns, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates work of engineers and technicians performing this work. Participates in employee selection, training, performance evaluation and discipline.
Oversees and reviews land use and development proposals and plans for conformance to County development, access, drainage and other pertinent standards. Provides highly developed correspondence and comments in response to these proposals.
Oversees the review of engineered plans for construction and utility activity in County right-of-ways, the issuance of permits, and inspection. Directs and coordinates utility placements within public right-of-way.
Monitors progress and assists in the execution of private and public infrastructure projects, facilitating and ensuring plan development, plan reviews, permitting, and inspection are secured in a timely and efficient manner and ensuring any issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Coordinates and enforces County access management policies and standards within public-right-of-ways.
Administers County Transportation System Development Charge Program.
Coordinates and communicates effectively with the public, contractors, other county personnel, and other agencies to minimize project-related complaints and problems.
Performs misc. engineering and other special projects including project development; analyses; research; field investigations; draft ordinances, agreements, and policies; supports other engineering and transportation planning efforts; assists in the development of capital projects; responds to public complaints; designs solutions to engineering problems; and professionally stamps engineering plans and studies as needed.
Supervises Truck Permits Program which is responsible for issuing commercial vehicle variance permits, road closure permits, and event permits, and coordinating with county weighmaster.
Attends and conducts public meetings and hearings on development, traffic, and permit-related matters. Represents the Department to the Board of Commissioners and other groups in technical matters, and respond to special requests for information and action. Coordinates and communicates frequently and effectively with the public, political bodies, contractors, consultants, other agencies, and County staff. Adequately explains County requirements and procedures to others at an effective and appropriate level.
Effectively uses office computer and phone systems; uses general software including word processing, email, and spreadsheets; operates digital cameras and display equipment; runs and creates applications in complex software such as CAD, photo/paint programs, GIS and mapping applications; and databases.
Conducts field visits, uses high-level field measuring devices, provide inspection, collects data, and meets with clients on location. Work occurs throughout the year, including in inclement weather, on rough terrain, and in and around moving traffic. Drives a variety of County passenger vehicles in the daily performance of duties. Works a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the position.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor's degree with major course work in civil engineering; AND
Four years of related engineering experience, which includes (1) one year of supervisory experience or (3) three years of designated *lead work experience AND
Two (2) years in the specific specialty field of land development engineering and/or traffic engineering.
*Lead work includes all of the following duties: training, reviewing work, organizing, planning, and scheduling work assignments, providing input on employee performance evaluations, providing guidance in daily activities, providing technical expertise, acting as a resource on difficult points of procedure, and providing assistance to and making recommendations in the hiring process.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT Applicant must be registered as a Professional Engineer and must obtain a current registration in the State of Oregon within 90 days of date of hire.
Internal Number: 306-2018-1
About Marion County, Oregon
Marion County is an Equal Opportunity Employer in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Located south of the Portland metropolitan area, Marion County stretches from the Willamette River to the Cascade Mountains encompassing nearly 1,200 square miles. Most of its population of 315,900 can reach the Pacific beaches in under two hours.
Marion County has 20 cities, including the State Capital, Salem. It is the largest producer of agriculture among Oregon's 36 counties. Marion County's economy is also based on government, with 38 of the largest state agencies based here, and on education as the site of Willamette University, Chemeketa Community College, and Corban University.
The county mission is to provide leadership on critical public policy issues, ensure fiscal accountability, and promote citizen empowerment to enhance the health, safety and livability of our communities.