Civil Engineering Technician IV

Recruitment #18-CO0631-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to manage a group of engineering technicians in the planning, development, location, design, construction, and maintenance of highways, bridges, and other structures and facilities associated with the County road network and infrastructure. The work involves direct supervision over technical personnel engaged in highway and civil engineering activities. This classification is distinguished from the Civil Engineering Technician I, II and III by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned to include defining the scope of work to be performed and reviewing the work in process and upon completion. Employee in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment in the coordination of difficult technical projects. The essential functions are: supervises two or more full-time employees; plans, directs, and coordinates all phases of highway and civil engineering projects; assists staff with activities associated with civil engineering projects; responds to inquiries or complaints from the public or public officials; and prepares memos and maintains records and files to document all phases of civil engineering projects. Work is performed with general oral or written instructions and guidelines provided by the Assistant County Engineer or the County Engineer. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and four years of professional engineering experience in highway or bridge construction. Professional Engineers license issued by the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors preferred.  Related work experience may  substitute for a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at a rate of two years of related work experience for each academic year of Civil Engineering college courses (i.e. twelve years of work related experience would be the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering plus four years of work related experience).

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver's license and an insurable driving record as needed to drive a Montgomery County vehicle in the performance of their duties. Must be willing to work overtime, occasionally on weekends, weekdays and holidays. Physical ability to walk long distances as needed to perform job duties. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work consists of field inspections that can expose the employee to inclement weather and safety hazards such heavy equipment, noise, dust and dirt, uneven or rough terrain and requires walking. Indoor work consists of sitting and using a computer.  

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any other 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 upon education and experience as shown on the application. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form 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 more than five qualified applications are received, a test will be developed and used to rank applicants. Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order. 

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

This position is open only to Montgomery County Engineering employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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