This position reports to the Director of Engineering. The Director assigns some work and provides general guidelines. The employee is expected to work independently in determining the projected scope and organizing work so that goals are reached and deadlines are met. Work is occasionally spot-checked for propriety of results. Technical completeness will be reviewed by the supervisor.

Directs all aspects of maintaining the Stormwater Utility billing database. This includes but is not limited to ensuring accurate reflection of property ownership, the amount of impervious surface on each improved property in the Stormwater Utility Service, ensuring all updates are performed adequately, coordinating with consulting firms and Information Technology to ensure proper programming.

Directs the inspection, design, construction, and operation of a variety of storm water infrastructure projects and ensure they are properly constructed and function as designed. Successful performance assures that road, drainage, and other projects are properly constructed and function as designed. In addition, the incumbent shall ensure that uniform enforcement of all applicable regulations is applied in order to ensure compliance.

Directs negotiation of property acquisition and easements where necessary. The incumbent is familiar with property rights and transactions and has above average communication skills that will enable the negotiation of property acquisition and easements. The incumbent is familiar with standard methods of road construction, stormwater infrastructure construction and utilities installation.

Direct development and maintenance of GIS inventory for Stormwater infrastructure. This includes working with the Information Technology Division and the GIS Coordinator to ensure databases are complete and current.

Guidelines include the use and application of fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulic engineering and adherence to construction contracts, plans, and specifications.

Contacts are typically with co-workers, outside engineers, surveyors, contractors, elected officials, department directors, utility personnel, and the general public. Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate personnel.

About Columbia County

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and possession of or ability to obtain a Professional Engineer (PE) license within 12 months is preferred. A combination of education and experience may substitute for the years of education and experience.

Five to ten years of related experience, with five years supervisory experience preferred. Possession of a valid driver's license and car insurance.