Mason County Public Works Department

100 West Public Works Drive
Shelton , WA
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County Engineer/Deputy Director With Mason County Public Works

Mason County Public Works Department
Shelton, WA Full-time
Posted on August 8, 2018

County Engineer/Deputy Director




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

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.
Application and Selection Process
Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include
additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The
completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for
this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application
rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened
based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection
factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only candidates selected
for interviews will receive notice of final selection. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This
selection process may be subject to change.


Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment