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Assistant County Engineer

Recruitment #17-CO0616-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform professional engineering and administrative work assisting in the direction of the Montgomery County Engineering Department.  The employee is responsible to the County Engineer for the maintenance and construction of all County roads and bridges.  Supervision is exercised over technical, clerical and subordinate supervisors. The essential functions are: manages the development of major County road and bridge construction projects; supervises the management and technical personnel in the routine and emergency inspection, maintenance and repair of all existing County roads and bridges; supervises the issuance of permits for the construction or remodeling of residential, commercial or industrial structures outside the jurisdiction of the City of Montgomery; oversees the preparation of the Engineering Department’s annual operating budget and monitors expenditures; supervises the operation of the sign shop; handles calls and complaints from the public or public officials; and supervises two or more full-time employees.   The employee exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and implementing the work of the department.  The work is performed under the general policies established by the County Engineer.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in the construction of major roads, bridges, and drainage structures. Qualified candidates will also possess a professional engineer’s license issued by the Alabama Engineers and Land Surveyors Board of Registration. Qualifying experience can substitute for the bachelor’s degree; however, candidates must have their PE license.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license and an insurable driving record as needed to drive an automobile or truck to travel to remote work sites. Ability to walk long distances over rough terrain as needed to inspect work projects.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Engineering Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on their online application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the online application and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate referral, the questionnaire will be scored and used to rank the qualified applicants on the eligible register. Tied scores will not be broken. If the number of qualified applicants is equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, qualified candidates will be certified as equally qualified. 

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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