Job Summary Plans, organizes and directs the engineering and road maintenance activities within Mason County Public Works including design, construction, inspection, surveying, right-of-way acquisition, environmental permitting, budgeting and reporting. Also responsible for management of the Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund activities, including vehicle/equipment fleet operations. Acts on behalf of the Public Works Director in his/her absence.
Examples of Duties Responsible for the day to day administrative operation of the engineering, maintenance and ER&R programs of the Public Works Department including preparation of budget, approval of vouchers or delegation to senior managers, coordinating and addressing public concerns, coordinating with other county departments, attendance at commissioner briefings and meetings, staff meetings, staff training and performance evaluations and addressing personnel issues. Responsible for road maintenance activities. Responsible for the engineering and construction program including developing and implementing the Annual and 6-year Transportation Improvement Plans. Responsible for establishing the rental rates for the Equipment Rental & Revolving Fund and oversight of the purchase of equipment and materials to support the engineering and road maintenance programs as well as other County departments. Responsible for the transportation program including maintaining the county road log, traffic counts and accident data, traffic studies, road vacations, pavement management and reporting to the County Road Administration Board (CRAB). Responsible for the countywide bridge inspection program including documentation, reporting budgeting and funding for bridge replacement and repair. Responsible for responding to road and transportation emergencies, road closures and restrictions, detours and speed limit changes. Responsible for ensuring that new developments and utilities meet engineering code requirements and standards. Responsible for Skokomish Valley Flood Control Zone District. Participates in County/Union labor negotiations as Public Works management representative. Shows initiative and leadership in performing job functions, and performs related work as required.
Education and Experience
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or closely related field. Ten years of progressively responsible engineering and management related experience required; minimum of five years senior level engineering, management, and supervisory experience.
Licenses Required Valid Washington State drivers’ license and registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of WA.
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.
Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.
Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.
About Mason County
Monthly Salary Range $7,202-$8,533. The Mason County Public Works Department, under the direction of the Mason County Commissioners, has the responsibility of engineering, construction, maintenance and administration of the Mason County Road System as defined in RCW 36.75 - 36.88. This includes all County Roads, which is just over 600-miles. The Public Works Department is one of the County's largest departments (approximately 75 employees in the Road Division). The daily tasks are numerous and can vary greatly in nature. The one common point associated with all of the Public Works Department activities is the County Road System. RCW 36.82.070 specifically restricts the use of any Road Funds to road related projects only. Benefits:Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at... regular intervals based on length of service with the County.Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.