County Civil Engineer

  • Location: 3200 Brown Street, Little Rock, AR 72204
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Salary: $107842.80 - $136509.88 / Year
  • Job Level:
  • Region: Central
  • Category: Engineering

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This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job. The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time. Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, working a full shift, and dealing with and working under stress. Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant only to the extent medically and reasonably feasible.


JOB SUMMARY: To manage the civil engineering functions for Pulaski County, including infrastructure planning, design, inspection, and special studies and projects.


Plans and directs the completion of infrastructure projects for Pulaski County, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion.
Provides technical advice regarding project design, construction, modifications, or structural repairs.
Plans, implements, and supervises civil engineering studies; analyzes results of studies and recommends specific projects or activities.
Prepares, reviews, and approves improvement plans, specifications, and documents to ensure consistent quality design and compliance with projects, tasks, and goals.
Prepares, reviews, and presents reports, various management, and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the County Judge.
Analyzes various technical information, including survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, or other topographical or geological data; prepares reports and presentations for the County Judge and Quorum Court.
Directs or participates in surveying to lay out installations or establish reference points, grades, or elevations to guide construction.
Inspects project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety standards.
Develops long-range plans and policies for meeting future infrastructure needs and Public Works services for the County; reviews plan for specific street and drainage projects for compliance with overall plans.
Negotiates and administers contracts with consulting engineers and organizations engaged in major Public Works construction projects; reviews and approves change orders, pay estimates, modifications, and extension of contracts.
Develops and manages project budgets to ensure compliance with budget guidelines and project objectives.
Conducts research for new programs or technological improvement in the Public Works area; reviews proposed new programs and equipment to determine the need for further review or implementation.
Reviews proposed changes in codes to ensure compliance with legal requirements and Quorum Court policies; provides information and answers questions related to codes and code enforcement for members of the public and any affected organizations as needed.
Reviews requests for services and complaints related to Public Works projects or programs; respond to requests and complaints by correspondence or in person.
Provides technical information to the Public Works Director, County Judge, and Quorum Court regarding Public Works projects; responds to requests by providing information or investigating problem situations.
Serves as liaison with County departments, federal, state, and city agencies, and intergovernmental agencies in planning and implementing Public Works projects involving other agencies or involving funding from outside sources.
Reviews grant applications or funding of Public Works projects to ensure that all information is complete and in compliance with the policy.
Facilitates the implementation of policies and procedures for the operation of Public Works Department functions.


Performs other related duties as assigned.

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: Will provide supervision to a staff of employees in the Public Works Department as needed for completion of projects, surveys, and other related activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a smoking-restricted office environment. Occasional travel within Pulaski County to various worksites and meetings.



Comprehensive knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of engineering mathematics.
Considerable knowledge of traffic, systems, and industrial engineering principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge of policies, laws, regulations, and legal codes applicable to public works projects.
Good knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Ability to negotiate changes in contracts with consulting engineers and organizations engaged in Public Works projects.
Ability to direct the work activities of professional and management-level employees.
Ability to prepare detailed narrative and statistical reports and presentations.
Ability to develop and implement administrative plans, policies, and procedures for Public Works projects and activities.
Ability to read and interpret complex engineering reports, construction plans and specifications, and blueprints and schematics.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, city, state, and federal agencies, intergovernmental agencies, outside organizations, and the public.
Skill in the operation of a computer utilizing word processing and other software.
Skill in the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle.


Ability to communicate effectively in person and by telephone, individually, and in groups.
Digital dexterity is necessary for keyboard operation.
Visual acuity is needed to read and interpret building plans and to use the computer monitor.


Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related area; extensive experience in planning or management of Public Works programs; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.


Must be registered as a Professional Engineer upon employment.
Must become registered in the State of Arkansas as a Professional Engineer within one (1) year of employment and must maintain registration for the duration of employment within this position.
Must possess or be able to immediately obtain a valid Arkansas Driver's License.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, traffic offense check, and sexual offender check.
This position is safety-sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

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