Engineering Services Division Manager
Clark County, Washington
Salary: $95,100 - $134,316
Located in southwest Washington, Clark County stretches from the north bank of the Columbia River to the southern shadows of Mount St. Helens. As a regional hub for transportation and commerce, Clark County is across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and the Portland International Airport, and is a vital player in a bi-state metropolitan area with a growing economy, an exemplary education system and access to high-quality health care, housing, transportation, parks and many other amenities. Clark County is the fifth most populous county in Washington with more than 481,950 residents. Clark County’s seat and largest city is Vancouver, which is the fourth largest city in Washington and boasts a vibrant downtown. With a mild year-round climate, the region is the perfect place to take advantage of outdoor recreational activities.
The Clark County Public Works Department employs more than 300 employees and provides services primarily to 225,000 residents who live in unincorporated areas outside city boundaries. The department is currently divided into six divisions: Administration & Finance, Clean Water, Engineering & Construction, Parks & Lands, Road Maintenance & Safety, and Transportation & Development.
The Engineering Services Division Manager manages and oversees the program and personnel activities for the Design and Engineering Division. This Division Manager is responsible for the development of capital projects for Clark County Public Works. This position manages an annual budget of approximately $37 million per year, consisting of approximately $14 million in staff, resources and internal costs with the remainder being consultant contracts and construction projects. Administrative responsibilities include development and refinement of program goals, setting and managing objectives and measurable outcomes, ensuring alignment with the County Code, State law, application of the county practices across the design and construction of capital projects. The Engineering Services Division Manager manages a field crew of 58, including direct supervision of the County Surveyor, Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Inspection and Environmental Permitting. This position reports to the County Engineer and works collaboratively with sections in other divisions such as Transportation, Road Operations, Real Property Services, Capital Programming and Development Review. The position also works closely the Clean Water, Parks, Communications and Finance Divisions of Public Works.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or any other discipline applicable to the requirements of the position; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible engineering and project or program management experience, including the supervision of professional and technical staff. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire. Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in a closely related field, preferably in a public works or community development agency. Two (2) years of demonstrated management experience managing a group of technical personnel, developing budgets, and developing and achieving program goals and objectives. All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Clark County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 29, 2022 (open until filled).
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