Assistant County Engineer II

Linn County

Cedar Rapids, IA Municipal & Government / Engineering $84,400 to $130,820 yearly
Directs maintenance of secondary roads, selects projects for road system improvements, designs projects, conducts public information meetings, inspects bridges, purchases materials, obtains other agencies’ approval for work, and meets the budget. Serves as County Engineer in his absence.

  • Selects and designs road and bridge projects by developing a five (5) year construction program, supervising preparation of road plans, developing a pavement management system, acquiring additional right-of-way, reviewing legal descriptions and plats, completing applications for various funding sources, attending and participating in departmental meetings, preparing County/City 28E agreements, coordinating maintenance activities with contract projects, preparing project cost estimates and contract requirements, and completing required permits.
  • Manages construction projects by field supervising secondary road improvement projects to assure compliance with plans, ensuring that projects are completed within the established budget and schedule, preparing required project paperwork, and coordinating project schedules.
  • Reviews planning and zoning cases within Linn County by being an acting member of the technical review committee (TRC), determining conditions for various development cases, preparing road and tree agreements, answering questions from developers, revising County Standard Specifications, reviewing legal descriptions and plats.
  • Serves as a public liaison by maintaining a working relationship with co-workers, subordinates, contractors, other County departments and personnel, governmental and private agencies, the Board of Supervisors, committee members, and various outside agencies.
  • Implements Geographic Information System (GIS) by creating and managing databases, analyzing and sharing data and associated attributes, creating maps, training/assisting other employees, and attending applicable conferences and workshops.
  • Assists traffic control activities by managing a sign database, advising and preparing policies and resolutions, and responding to public inquiries about related matters.
  • Contributes to bridge design and construction by reviewing project plans, acting as project manager, supervising project inspection, determining sufficiency ratings and preparing required project paperwork.
  • Stays current on trends and developments that are pertinent to the department by attending continuing education conferences and workshops, acting as member of advisory committee(s), attending applicable long-range planning meetings, and researching new technology.
  • Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates them on a regular basis. Uses LC3 principles to identify, develop and refine departmental products so they are aligned with the Linn County Strategic Plan and enhance customer satisfaction. 

Collaborates with customers to enhance customer satisfaction. Facilitates capturing the “Voice of the Customer” and uses it to measurably improve departmental performance. Empowers direct reports to close gaps between customer expectations and experience wherever possible.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. Regular work attendance required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required.
  • Over four (4) years of experience is required.
  • Additional relevant education or directly related experience may count towards minimum qualifications on a year for year basis at the discretion of the hiring manager.
  • Professional Engineer license required with a continuing education requirement.
  • Reports to the County Engineer; supervises Engineering Technicians, Engineering Aides, Assistant County Engineer I, Financial Analyst, Road Maintenance Supervisor, Shops Manager, Vegetation Management Specialist, Operations Superintendent, and Maintenance Foreman Supervisor.
  • Must be able to read technical materials, agency application requirements, project specifications, county policies and citizen letters.
  • Must be able to prepare reports on roads and bridges, communicate with various agencies, provide responses to citizens and write specifications.
  • Must be able to perform analysis ad rating of existing bridges, design of new bridges, right of way layout and horizontal and vertical road alignment.
  • Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables.
  • Must have the ability to develop the construction program, manage projects, make presentations to groups, develop budget elements and shop for replacements.
  • Ability to meet with contractors and inspectors on construction projects, answer citizen questions at the counter and by phone and answer employee questions concerning projects and plans.
  • Ability to use a computer with design software, automobile, hand tools for inspections, writing implements, and calculator.
  • Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment.
  • Subject to credit and criminal history review.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.

Job ID: 66283

Posted 9 days ago

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