Job Details

County Engineer

Washington County, Hillsboro, OR

Job - Engineering

Close Date: 01/13/2019

Are you a progressive leader looking for the next step on your career path? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County within the Department of Land Use & Transportation as the County Engineer!

The County Engineer serves as a member of the executive leadership team for the Department of Land Use and Transportation (LUT) and functions as the Chief Engineer for the County. The mission of LUT is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system that supports livable neighborhoods, multiple modes, and a vital economy in partnership with a diverse community.

The Engineering, Traffic and Survey (ETS) division within LUT is seeking a driven leader with significant knowledge in the principles, practices and procedures of personnel management, road construction management, transportation engineering, road and land survey, and community relations.

The incumbent in this role will be responsible for managing and directing county-wide road and traffic engineering, as well as surveying related activities and programs. The duties for this position include, but are not limited to: coordinating engineering and surveying activities with other divisions and departments; providing professional engineering oversight in the planning, designing, construction and operation of the County's transportation system; insuring consistency and compliance with applicable engineering design standards and specifications; assisting in planning, directing and managing the activities of the division; working collaboratively with department leadership to balance transportation and community development objectives, and providing highly complex staff assistance to the Director and Assistant Director of LUT.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a history of progressive, proactive and innovative program development and administration, as well as a track record of successful follow-through and implementation. This includes being an empowering leader and motivator who is open-minded, ethical, honest and accountable. The individual in this role must be enthusiastic about public service and exhibit superior quality traits such as:

Open minded to emerging trends in policy making;
Trustworthy and credible; is a person of integrity;
Commitment to inclusive leadership, diversity, empowerment and team member development;
A strategic and visionary outlook while being fully engaged in County programs and services;
Available and accessible to all levels of an organization while being responsive to all inquiries;
Values a culturally and geographically diverse community with the ability to work with various groups and individuals; and
Builds meaningful relationships; is collaborative and inclusive while embracing the organizational culture of the department.

Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, traffic engineering, land surveying, or a closely related field; AND
Ten (10) years of professional work experience in municipal land use and transportation engineering and development, including both technical and administrative responsibilities, of which six (6) years of work experience must be in a senior management role and two (2) years of which include supervising professional-level staff. OR
Master's Degree in civil engineering, traffic engineering, land surveying, or a closely related field; AND
Eight (8) years of professional work experience in municipal land use and transportation engineering and development, including both technical and administrative responsibilities, of which six (6) years of work experience must be in a senior management role and two (2) years of which include supervising professional-level staff.

Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities, and Specialty Requirements:
Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record.
Registration as a professional civil or traffic engineer with a license to practice in the State of Oregon within six (6) months following appointment.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://careers.wc-lut.com. This posting will close on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Complete details: http://careers.wc-lut.com