Civil Engineer (Development Engineering)

$93,182 - $117,870 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Nov 16, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Civil Engineer (Development Engineering)

Job ID: 106393

Location: DTD-Planning

Full/Part Time: Full Time




Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:


• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This recruitment will remain open until filled. First application review will be on Monday, August 15th, followed by application review on a regular basis, at least weekly.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.



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

Competitive compensation package:

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

Hourly Pay Rate: $44.79 - $56.66

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

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

Other Benefits:

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

Employer paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The County currently pays the employee's share of the 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

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 (see links below for additional information)


Are you a registered Civil Engineer?

Are you interested in making a difference within the community via land development and road construction?

Do you have exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills?

Are you a team player who can work collaboratively with development staff and customers?

Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?

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

Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development is seeking a motivated, self-directed and team- oriented 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 and 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.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Experience working on land development related projects

• Experience working on sustainable stormwater management solutions, also known as low impact development

• Experience using Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) or other state's standards, specifications, regulations and requirements for construction

• Experience interpreting and evaluating engineering specifications, plans, and reports that pertain to design and construction projects

• 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 to 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 preapplication 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 staff


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

Please Note: This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


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 420,000 residents.


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.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

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



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.

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