- Driver's License
- Professional Engineer
- Data collection
Kershaw County Government Center, Engineering Department, Camden, SC
8:30AM – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday
$100,000 TO $125,000 DOQ
October 22, 2021
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Under limited supervision, directs the operations and administration of the Engineering Division, including the planning, design and management of County development and construction projects and manages the County’s Stormwater MS4 program. Performs related professional, technical, administrative and supervisory work as required. This class will also supervise operations of the Public Works Department, Solid Waste Department and Utilities. Reports to the County Administrator, or his designee.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Ensures departmental compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, County policies and procedures, and standards of quality and safety.
Supervises subordinate supervisory and support staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; approving employee discipline and discharge.
Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.
Provides for adequate staff training and development opportunities.
Develops and administers the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
Develops and implements all department policies and procedures; develops and recommends ordinances related to County public works functions.
Analyzes department schedules and workloads; makes adjustments as necessary to ensure optimum productivity and efficiency.
Performs professional engineering design, development and management work as the County Engineer.
Acts as the County Stormwater MS4 Manager.
Participates in the review of subdivision and construction plans involving the department; reviews site plans.
Recommends the selection of private contractors, engineering consultants and architects for services; administers contracts with consulting engineers and architects.
Oversees the preparation of bid documents and specifications for construction projects.
Works with home owner associations and citizen groups to resolve problems related to infrastructure and public works operations.
Coordinates and inspects field operations for compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, permits, and standards of quality and safety; coordinates inspections by regulatory agencies and assumes responsibility for compliance modifications as required.
Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes and as required by the County and regulatory agencies.
Coordinates department activities and functions with those of other County divisions, departments and outside agencies as appropriate.
Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility.
Performs general administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending and conducting meetings, etc.
Attends meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., as appropriate to maintain knowledge of current legislation, trends and technology in assigned areas of responsibility.
Serves as a technical advisor and represents the County on regional transportation issues.
Performs other duties as required.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
Requires developing new approaches or methodologies to solve problems not previously encountered by analyzing, synthesizing or evaluating data or information using unconventional or untried methods.
Requires negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires establishing long-range plans and programs, identifying funding resources, allocating funds for and implementing long-range capital improvements, major construction projects, and new technology systems which support goals and objectives of the organization.
Requires performing work involving the application of principles of logical thinking to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organizational impact.
Requires using advanced calculus using such factors as limits, real number systems, mean values; algebraic functions including very complex functions; inferential statistics and econometrics.
Requires reading professional literature and technical manuals; speaking to groups of employees, other public and private groups; writing manuals and complex reports.
Requires using advanced professional-level work methods and practices in the analysis, coordination or interpretation of work of a professional, engineering, fiscal, legal, managerial or scientific nature and the ability for formulate important recommendations or make technical decisions that have an organization-wide impact. Requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to sustained, unusual pressure.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
Requires Bachelor’s degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in civil engineering or a closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Professional Engineer certification required.
CEPSI certification preferred.
Stormwater Certified plan reviewer preferred.
Experience in County or Municipal Government preferred.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations.
The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, moving machinery, electrical shock, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals.
The job requires normal visual acuity, depth perception, and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, color perception.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Decision-making is primary to the job, affecting the organization, related organizations and major segments of the general population; works in an evolving environment with emerging knowledge and technologies, competing priorities, and changing politics. Responsible for long-range goals, planning and methodologies.
Kershaw County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.