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Posted on: April 12, 2019 • Category: Job Opportunities

County Engineer

Webster County

Apply By: April 21, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: Negotiable
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Ted Vaughn
Phone 1: 5155731148
Fax: 515-573-1149
ted.vaughn@webstercountyia.org
Webster County
Webster County
703 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA, IA 50501
United States
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Qualifications:
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Job related Bachelor's degree in engineering such as Civil or Construction Engineering. State of Iowa licensed professional engineer (PE). Five or more years professional engineering experience with an extensive background in people management, budgeting, and public relations. Possession of a valid Iowa driver's license. Must maintain a current PE license with Continuing Education Credits. DEMONSTRATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of a wide range of medium and heavy equipment operation. Knowledge of both state and federal OSHA standards, beneficial.

Responsibilities:
Manages the County Secondary Roads Department; plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of professional, supervisory, administrative support, and semi skilled and skilled employees involved in the administration, planning, maintenance, design, and construction of county roads and right of ways.

Other Information:
WORK REQUIREMENTS Work is performed both in an office setting and outside. Outdoor work environment may involve exposure to extreme temperatures, adverse weather conditions, moving machinery, noise, dust, vibrations and fumes. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit, stand, and walk. Must be able to walk on uneven or unstable ground such as construction sites. Must be able to perform moderate lifting (50 lb.), if necessary. SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: First Aid/CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Extinguisher Use and Operation. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES PUBLIC RELATIONS Establishes a positive public relations image of the County through: - the effective handling of incoming telephone calls; - personal contact with other employees, citizens, and elected officials; and providing assistance of the highest quality to County citizens. PROFESSIONAL 1) Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates administrative, maintenance, design and construction, and special projects for the Secondary Roads Department. 2) Develops and implements approved 5 year construction program and annual county and Iowa DOT budgets; ensures effective, efficient utilization of various budget funds such as state and federal monies available for specific applications; prepares and submits reports to the Board and DOT documenting project status, progress, and goal achievement. DEPARTMENTAL 1) Coordinates County Engineer functions with other county departments; develops department goals and objectives, policies and procedures, methods and standards, and improvements to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. 2) Conducts staff meetings with immediate subordinates, guides and coordinates the development of project plans, provides direction in the implementation and communication of personnel decisions. 3) Meets with the Board of Supervisors, discusses issues such as road projects, and recommends alternative solutions to problems; provides feedback to the Board and the public on matters such as relevant state and federal legislation that impact county road projects. 4) Recommends an annual departmental budget to the Board; administers the approved budget and monitors actual expense vs. budget. MANAGERIAL 1) Delegates responsibility and directs subordinate staff in areas such as: • Conducting periodic inspections of roads, bridges, access ways and drainage structures/areas to ensure proper maintenance, timely repair, and replacement as needed. • Constructing, maintaining and repairing roads, bridges, and right-of-ways; scheduling projects such as resurfacing, patching, reconstruction, modification, replacement, and repair. • Removal of snow from county roads; scheduling plowing, sanding, and removal equipment; authorizing call-in of seasonal workers to assist with emergency equipment operations. • Developing specifications for and recommending the purchase of equipment and materials; ensuring that purchases such as parts, equipment repairs, and materials are in the county's best interest. • Erecting, replacing and repairing road signs. • Maintaining, repairing, and overhauling equipment, trucks and related machinery. • Maintaining and repairing drainage district facilities located within county right of way. 2) Implements human resources policies and practices to attract, retain, and motivate staff. 3) Represents County in negotiations with departmental bargaining unit; understands and implements collective bargaining agreement. 4) When required, acts as project inspector.