Mason County Public Works Department

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Shelton , WA
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Engineer II or III – Hydraulics Engineer

Mason County Public Works Department
Shelton, WA Full-time
Posted on October 28, 2018

ENGINEER II or III – Hydraulics Engineer
Posting #18-56
Opening Date: October 24, 2018 Closing Date: December 10, 2018
Department: Public Works Monthly Salary: $5,034-$5,978

Full position descriptions are available at Human Resources, contact information is below.

Job Summary
This professional position is responsible for overseeing the delivery of hydraulic/hydrology aspects of Public
Works road and bridge projects; coordinating environmental restoration efforts within the Skokomish watershed
and countywide fish barrier removal; implementing stormwater program recommendations; and reviewing new
development proposals for compliance with minimum stormwater management design standards. Incumbent
education and experience will include an emphasis on some combination of hydraulics, hydrology, geology and
natural processes.
Examples of Duties Full list of duties for Level II and III available on position description. Contact HR for a copy.
Prepares plans, specifications and estimates for a variety of projects. Provides design information and exhibits
necessary for environmental documentation, permitting and ROW acquisition. Interprets plans and spe
Ability to:
• Work and communicate effectively and courteously with other employees, the public, outside agencies,
Consultants and Contractors.
• Read, interpret and communicate engineering plans and specifications.
• Adapt approved engineering methods to the design and construction of county projects.
• Exercise sound independent professional judgment in making decisions on difficult engineering problems.
• Plan, supervise and coordinate engineering work.
• Analyze and identify problem areas and develop solutions.
• Set work priorities, manage and guide the work of project staff (Engineers, Technicians, Interns, and
Consultants) and Contractors, and to mentor less experienced coworkers.
• Identify quality of construction materials.
• Negotiate with contractors, consultants, outside agencies and the public.
• Maintain confidentiality within the department or work group, as necessary.
Minimum 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.)
• BSCE or related
• 2 years design experience as an Engineer I or equivalent with emphasis on hydraulics, hydrology,
geology and natural processes
• Registered as a Professional Engineer in Washington State
• BSCE or related
• 4 years design experience with emphasis on hydraulics, hydrology, geology and natural processes Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
• Engineer II - Certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT) is preferred
• Engineer III – Registered as Professional Engineer in Washington State
• A valid Washington State Driver’s License
• First Aid/CPR/AED certification
• Maintenance of current skills and additional training as needed

Application & 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 those
candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This
selection process may be subject to change.
Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources Mailing Address - 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address - 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290 Fax-(360) 427-8439

Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment
This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision
contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a
supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on or
before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, . Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed applications/material with postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.

Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United
States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.
“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does
not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not
create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or
local law.
Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human

Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.
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