Named after the Pacific Ocean, Pacific County is situated in the southwestern corner of Washington state, and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the mouth of the great Columbia River on the south. Home to approximately 22,470 residents, the County’s four incorporated cities, Raymond, South Bend, Long Beach, and Ilwaco, and five unincorporated communities, each have a unique place in the County’s rich history, dating back to the mid-1800’s. The county seat, South Bend, is known as the gateway to unincorporated Willapa Bay, and is a community of docks, fishing boats, and oyster-processing plants.
Pacific County Public Works Department divisions/funds include: General Facilities, County Parks, Telecommunications, County Fair, County Road Fund, Flood Control, Eklund Park and Sewer Utility, Equipment Rental & Revolving, and Computer Reserve. The Public Works Department functions with a total of 44.2 FTE’s and has a FY2020 budget of $13.5 million.
Under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrative Officer, the Public Works Director/County Engineer plans, organizes, directs, administers, and oversees all functions of the Public Works Department. The Director develops and implements policies, procedures, and practices to provide services to a variety of divisions, such as engineering, road, bridge and drainage system construction and maintenance, traffic control, general facilities, ER&R, and Fair and Parks.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in an engineering position, with at least 3 years as a manager or supervisor of a discrete work division, including direct responsibility for performance of a team, is required. Candidates must have a current registration with the State of Washington as a Professional Civil Engineer, or the ability to obtain such within 6 months of employment. Any demonstrated equivalent combination of education and/or experience that allows a candidate to perform the required duties of the position may be considered.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Pacific County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 20, 2020 (open until filled).
About Pacific County, Washington
For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments."