In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the
most complex tasks in an area of engineering indicated by the parenthetical title.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
WORKING LEAD: Incumbents in this class report to a supervisory class and are assigned full time
lead responsibilities for a unit having a minimum of two other engineers as well as technical and
clerical staff while performing unit work activities. Assigned lead responsibilities may include
supervisory type activities outlined below in the first paragraph under Examples of Duties. For
supervisory type duties performed by a working lead the final "sign off" authority is vested in the
supervisory level employee to whom the lead employee reports.
MOST COMPLEX TASKS WITHIN A UNIT: Incumbents in this class perform work that clearly
exceeds the norm and includes a concentration of highly advanced functions within assigned
disciplines. Class use is on a limited or exceptional basis.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
Leads design engineers of lower grade and consultants as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
WORKING LEAD: As assigned by the supervisor: distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit
work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance
evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staff and other outside officials
regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and
correspondence; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board
or commission; performs related duties as required.
For engineering projects involving electrical power generating and distribution systems, switch gear
installations including both high and low tension circuits, airport, street and parking lot illuminating
systems, closed circuit television, public address, emergency lighting, communication and alarm
systems, lightning protection systems and field of building wiring in hospitals, institution buildings
and technical schools: oversees, analyzes and interprets reports and test results; prepares
specifications and cost estimates; reviews specifications and determines adequacy; oversees and
cooperates with consultants in developing projects; evaluates merits of engineering submissions;
may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission;
performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles of electric power generation and distribution systems, signals,
sound communications, illumination and electrical wiring systems, utility company standard practices
and state and federal codes; knowledge of engineering drafting; interpersonal skills; oral and written
communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and interpret reports and test results; ability to
prepare or review specifications and cost estimates; ability to evaluate merits and determine
adequacy of engineering submissions; ability to utilize computer software; some ability to lead.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience performing engineering design in the field indicated by the
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen
(15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from construction
environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.