Civil Engineer (Development Engineering)

$44.79 - $56.66 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jul 14, 2021
Full time Engineering Planning Water Wastewater

Job Description

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021.

Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.



Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. 

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) County position represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Competitive compensation package:

Annual Salary Range: $93,182 - $117,870

Hourly Pay Rate: $44.79 - $56.66

*Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range, based on job-related factors, such as relevant experience. This may include military service, paid work, and unpaid work (internships, volunteering, etc.). 

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions. 

Generous paid time off package, including:

  • 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
  • 8 hours of sick accrued per month
  • 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution
  • OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
  • Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Other Benefits:

  • A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage
  • A Choice of Dental Plans 
  • Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
  • Longevity pay 
  • A variety of additional optional benefits

AFSCME:  Department of Transportation (DTD) Full Time Benefits

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  • Are you a registered Civil Engineer?
  • Are you ready to share your technical knowledge, expertise and leadership with the Development Engineering team?
  • Are you interested in making a difference in constructing a community via land development and road construction?
  • Are you a team player who can work collaboratively with development staff?
  • Do you have exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills?

If you answered YES to the questions above, please read on! 

Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development is seeking a motivated, team-oriented, self-directed individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills to join our Development Engineering team as a Civil Engineer. If selected for this position, your main focus will be on the review of construction documents and plans for compliance with civil engineering industry standards and guidelines, County standards, and land use conditions of approval. In this role, you will provide assistance to the public on policies, procedures, requirements, Codes and Statutes relating to development in Clackamas County. You will have an opportunity to work closely with developers and their consultants in the review of development projects. 

We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in Development Engineering. To that end, we are searching for an individual, who is motivated to be a positive and collaborative contributor to a highly functional team with a strong focus on core values and innovative solutions, demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations. 

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. E.) in the State of Oregon. (Note: Proof of registration will be required prior to the final offer of employment is extended to the selected candidate. Registration in another state where registration was acquired by examination will temporarily fulfill this requirement, provided Oregon registration is obtained within one (1) year of hire.) 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices, standards and regulations of civil engineering, stormwater conveyance, treatment systems and erosion control
  • Experience working in the design or plan review of civil engineering projects, stormwater conveyance and treatment systems and erosion control
  • Experience communicating technical information both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, including citizens, fellow employees, management and/or representatives from other local agencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, including ability to work well within diverse team environments with staff, clients, and stakeholders
    • Collaborative, team-oriented approach to work as well as ability to work well independently
    • Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally
    • Ability to quickly adapt to a fast-paced, continuously changing environment and shift and manage multiple, rapidly changing priorities accordingly
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
  • Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience working on land development related projects
  • Knowledge or experience working on sustainable stormwater management solutions, also known as low impact development
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience leading the work of other technical staff

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Embodies “SPIRIT” by demonstrating a commitment to the Clackamas County core values of Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Individual Accountability, and Trust in their work (Clackamas County Core Values).

Builds Relationships by sustaining cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers, partners and stakeholders; honoring commitments; and, delivering exceptional customer service.

Commits to Teamwork and Collaboration through team unity by working effectively towards a shared goal, encourages sharing of information, productive problem solving and putting team success first.

Demonstrates Excellent Customer Service by anticipating, assessing, and responding effectively to the needs of those we serve.

Professional Communication demonstrated by self-awareness, respect for others, empathy, situation appropriateness and professionalism when communicating verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Embraces Continual Learning by displaying an ongoing commitment to and taking ownership for learning and self-improvements; and, by demonstrating willingness to grow within the job as technology and organizational changes demand it.

Values Technology & Use of Electronic Systems appropriately and effectively for the processing and distribution of information, supports the implementation and use of technology in the workplace.

Seeks to Problem Solve by using critical thinking and analytical skills, identifies alternative strategies bringing a solution-focused approach to address challenging or difficult problems.

Engages in Self-Management as demonstrated by the individual’s ability to manage and continually improve their own performance through thoughtfulness, self-awareness, self-motivation, personal accountability, and the ability to develop strategies to effectively manage tasks.

Displays Creativity and Innovation by generating new ideas and being open to others’ ideas; and, takes initiative in improving services, processes, programs and products.

Puts Ethics into Action by holding himself, herself, or themselves to a high standard of professional, honest, and objective behavior in all dealings with or about internal County staff, internal and external stakeholders, community partners, service providers and the public. Maintains professional relationships and appropriate social, emotional and physical boundaries at all times with all persons we are entrusted to serve.

Promotes Cross Cultural Effectiveness by engaging in a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and values.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform review of construction documents and plans electronically via ProjectDox system for compliance with civil engineering industry standards and guidelines, County standards, and land use conditions of approval.
  • Confer and work directly with the public, contractors, developers, engineers, architects and agencies related development related issues.
  • Review stormwater conveyance system designs and erosion control for compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Review projects in the field to ensure compliance with standards and regulations.  
  • Review cost estimates, calculate sureties, warranties and fees.  Review projects for release of sureties and warranties.
  • Prepare pre-application meeting notes and land use comments that address engineering related requirements.
  • Assist in improvements and updates to County Roadway Standards, County Code and internal County processes and procedures.  
  • Utilize the County’s permit tracking system, Accela, to track permits and workflows.
  • Review the work of and serve as a technical resource to lower level engineering staff.


Occasional duties in the field require walking, twisting, balancing, and involve exposure to inclement weather, noise, and slippery and/or uneven terrain.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of either (5/8): Monday through Friday (8 hours per day), (4/10): Monday through Thursday (10 hours per day) with every Friday off, or (9/80): Monday through Thursday (9 hours per day) and every other Friday (8 hours), with every other Friday off. Specific work schedule will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

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The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD. 

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Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.  Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


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Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date.  You may request an accommodation during the online application process.