County Engineer

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Jefferson County
Beaumont, TX, United States

Phone: 409-839-2391
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County Engineer


Beaumont, TX 



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Job Description:

Job Title:                                 County Engineer                     
Department:                            Engineering
Reports To:                             Commissioners Court
Salary:                                      Starting salary up to $130,000 annually plus excellent benefits package including County paid health, dental, & life insurance
premiums, & TCDRS retirement program
Application Deadline:               Open Until Filled
Summary:  Manages, supervises and coordinates engineering activities of Jefferson County, including engineering planning, design, surveying and inspection for public works programs, all county engineering projects, and traffic engineering.


Essential Job Functions: Manages, supervises and coordinates goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary to provide engineering services; develops new or modified systems, policies and procedures. Directs and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned departments. Develops and administers department budget; monitors and approves expenditures. Participates in preparation of annual capital improvements budget and monitors budget for assigned projects. Coordinates general administrative functions, issues and problems, including budget, in building systems; supervises administrative functions and directs resolution of problems with the floodplain programs. Reviews and approves subdivision plats for conformance with county standards; up-grades subdivision rules as required. Determines scope of engineering projects, reviews plans of private contractors, makes technical engineering decisions, establishes technical criteria and standards. Coordinates engineering activities with other county departments and outside agencies. Provides support to Commissioners Court; conducts studies and surveys on problems and prepares reports for review by Commissioners Court. Provides overall supervision of professional, technical and clerical personnel. Develops procedures; establishes priorities; sets performance objectives; interviews, hires, and insures proper training of employees; counsels and disciplines; evaluates employee performance; recommends salary adjustments, promotions, and terminations. Responds to complaints and requests for information from the general public. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
Other Job Functions: Performs other job related duties as directed.
NOTE: The above describes the general nature and level of work being performed by employees holding this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required nor are all duties listed necessarily performed by any one employee so classified.
Equipment Used: Personal computer; drafting, design and other job related engineering software, GIS programs, GPS, Field survey equipment; other engineering tools and apparatus as needed. Vehicle and other general office equipment as needed.


Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field; specialized training in personal computer and engineering software applications; 8 to 10 years of increasingly responsible job related engineering and administrative experience, including at least two years of supervisory and management experience.
Specialized Requirements: Texas Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer; Professional Land Surveyor desirable; Texas Drivers License.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent computer skills including advanced knowledge of engineering software applications; strong interpersonal skills including ability to deal effectively with all levels of employees, elected and appointed officials, and with the general public; management and supervisory skills; leadership skills; analytical skills.
WORK SITUATIONS/DEMANDS/EFFORT: Work requires organizing; prioritizing; accuracy and attention to detail; flexibility in order to direct and coordinate a variety of duties and projects and to adapt standard methods and procedures to differing conditions; meeting frequent deadlines; out-of-town travel to attend meetings, seminars, etc.; driving a vehicle to do on-site inspections; occasional irregular hours.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed primarily in a climate controlled private office environment; while performing non-routine outside duties, i.e. on-site job inspections, surveying, employee may be subject to adverse weather and environmental conditions..
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary; job duties require occasional light work moving objects weighing up to 20 lbs., such as files and storage boxes. Duties also require driving a vehicle, reaching, walking, climbing and balancing to do on-site job inspections and field surveys; occasional prolonged sitting when working at computer.
Apply at: Human Resources Department
Jefferson County Courthouse, 1225 Pearl St. Suite 201, Beaumont, TX  77701
Phone: (409) 839-2391
Fax: (409) 839-2399
Application may be found @
Please use Microsoft Word or PDF when submitting applications.
Jefferson County is an equal opportunity employer. The County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status (disabled), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or political affiliation in employment or the provision of services. To request a reasonable accommodation or other assistance, contact a Human Resources representative at (409) 839-2391, or for the hearing impaired, through RELAY Texas at 1-800-735-2989 or mail your request to 1225 Pearl St., Suite 201 Beaumont, Texas  77701.