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Civil Engineer, Senior (Water Environment Services)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 05/28/2020

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be April 21st. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) County position represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Competitive compensation package:
Annual Salary Range: $99,166 - $126,674
Hourly Pay Rate: $47.67 - $60.90
• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
o The County currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution. Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
• Additional Retirement Savings Options that allow you to save additional retirement funds where you have the option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• A variety of additional optional benefits
WES Benefits Summary
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• Experienced in wastewater treatment processes and conveyance system design and construction?
• Passionate about water quality and want to do your part to ensure Clackamas County communities and businesses can live, work and play in a healthy environment?
• Independent and self-motivated so that you can identify a need and enjoy digging-in to meet it?
• A compassionate teacher who can relate complex engineering designs to practical operational impacts?
• Energetic and positive with a can-do attitude?
• Enthusiastic about representing WES to the regional and national wastewater community?
• Focused on solving problems and achieving results?
• A team player who can work collaboratively with engineering and operations staff?
• A collaborative decision maker who seeks buy-in from District stakeholders?
If you answered YES, please read on!
Oregonians are rightfully proud of their commitment to maintaining a clean environment. At Water Environment Services (WES) we share that commitment. Our mission is to provide resource recovery and watershed protection services to our community so they can live, work and play in a healthy environment. Employees of WES operate and maintain five wastewater pollution control facilities that serve over 165,000 Clackamas County residents. WES collects and cleans more than 6 billion gallons of wastewater annually before releasing it into local rivers. The surface water management program provides water quality protection for the community by implementing a variety of programs that reduce pollution in our rivers, streams and wetlands caused by urban storm water runoff.
Clackamas County Department of Water Environment Services (WES) is searching for an experienced Senior Civil Engineer to plan, coordinate, and oversee the design and construction of wastewater treatment and collection system projects and studies. If selected for this position, you will serve as a technical resource for addressing reliability, performance, and capacity issues, associated with the treatment plants and collection system operated by WES. Some of the key components of this position include managing planning, design and construction of conveyance, pump station and treatment projects, as well as performing calculations and evaluation of data and technical information.
Required Minimum Qualifications / Transferrable Skills:*
• Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. E.) in the State of Oregon. (Note: Proof of registration will be required prior to the final offer of employment is extended to the selected candidate. Registration in another state where registration was acquired by examination will temporarily fulfill this requirement, provided Oregon registration is obtained within one (1) year of hire.)
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or an engineering field, related to wastewater conveyance systems, pumping and treatment
• Thorough knowledge of and experience applying principles and practices of civil engineering
• Experience interpreting, preparing and evaluating engineering specifications, plans, and reports that pertain to design and construction projects
• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into a collaborative approach to work when working as part of a team as well as ability to work independently
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with customers, contractors, vendors and the public
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Experience coordinating and overseeing the construction and maintenance of capital improvement and related projects
• Strong civil and mechanical engineering design experience
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

1. Develops and manages scope schedule and budget for wastewater-related design and construction projects.
2. Prepares and/or reviews conveyance, pump station and treatment plant design projects.
3. Manages short and long range planning studies on the feasibility of proposed projects.
4. Oversees the selection of engineering consultants preparing studies and designs for Capital Improvement and related projects.
5. Develops requests for proposals or qualifications; solicits, reviews, and recommends selection of contractors and engineers.
6. Oversees the work of construction contractors, including inspection, requests for changes in scope and schedule, submittal review and document management.
7. Oversees and coordinates the preparation of reports, environmental impact studies and assessments, project cost estimates and reimbursement billings for capital projects.
8. Works in close coordination with, and serves as a technical resource for, the District operations and maintenance staff.
Thorough Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil, sanitary and traffic engineering; algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus; geology as applied to road and facility construction; hydrology and hydraulics as applied to the capacity of water distribution and sewage treatment equipment and facilities; overflow and inlet design; engineering computer software applications; drafting practices and techniques; structural materials, their strengths and methods for testing; surveying processes and techniques; principles of project management and contract administration; pavement design; pavement management systems.
Working Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, legislative processes and local government operation; contract and grant preparation, negotiation and administration; basic techniques of supervision.
Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; apply engineering principles and practices to the design, preparation and evaluation of engineering plans and specifications; coordinate and oversee the construction and maintenance of capital improvement and related projects; analyze issues and problems from multiple perspectives; identify alternative solutions and recommend appropriate action; train and oversee assigned personnel; prepare and interpret contracts, grants, legislation, reports and technical correspondence; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, lobbyists, County employees contractors and the public.
Occasional duties in the field require walking, twisting, balancing, and involve exposure to inclement weather, noise, and slippery and/or uneven terrain.

This position may be included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off) or it may work 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

Clackamas County only accepts fully completed online applications. Failure to complete any part of the application fully may result in your application being disqualified.

Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon is required however, registration in another state acquired by examination will temporarily fulfill this requirement provided Oregon registration is and can be obtained within one year of employment.
Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

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