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Public Works - Engineer I

Glynn County

Listing Summary

This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees. 

Please complete a Glynn County Employment Application and Applicant Questionnaire to apply for the position. 

Summary: The purpose of this classification is to coordinate planning and implementation of county civil engineering projects to ensure the county’s ability to meet future drainage needs, to include coordinating technical review of development plans and enforcement of applicable codes/ordinances.

Essential Job Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; schedules and coordinates training activities.
  • Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
  • Ensures division compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Acts as spokesperson for the Board of Commissioners and County Administration to the media as necessary; advises Public Communications Manager on the response to news events and on the impact of County policies and positions on a variety of issues.
  • Consults with County Engineer, Utility Engineer and other officials to review division operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; assists management team with assigned projects and tasks; coordinates with consulting engineers as appropriate.
  • Provides information and technical assistance concerning division projects, drainage issues, and other issues; responds to questions, concerns, or complaints; investigates problems/complaints and initiates problem resolution.
  • Provides engineering and technical assistance to other county departments and divisions.
  • Coordinates and conducts long term planning to ensure the ability of the county’s of drainage systems to handle future growth.
  • Meets with local officials to coordinate the issuance of the counties’ federal water permitting.
  • Reviews and approves engineering submittals; reviews development plans for compliance with all county guidelines; reviews in-house designs.
  • Reviews and approves engineering submittals for sediment soil erosion control.
  • Assists engineers in providing sound drainage for the public; assists in coordinating activities to conduct needed system repairs without interruption to existing systems.
  • Prepares cost estimates and project time lines for special projects; assists in designing special county projects.
  • Assists with creation and management of infrastructure assessment project; develops and establishes processes and procedures to map the county’s infrastructure system.
  • Conducts field inspections; works in field with GPS collection teams; utilizes GPS unit to collect field data.
  • Solicits quotes for projects and prepares project budgets.
  • Assists with preparation of division budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, committee reports, review reports, technical studies, hydrological analyses, quotes, bids, budget documents, performance evaluations, or other documents.
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, development plans, checklists, progress production reports, inspection reports, contracts, specifications, engineering drawings, shop drawings, tax maps, subdivision maps, codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, engineering textbooks, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, computer-aided design (CAD), mapping, presentation, email, Internet, or other computer programs.
  • Monitors inventory of division equipment and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new/replacement materials.
  • Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, county officials, state/federal agencies, surveyors, contractors, developers, engineers, architects, property owners, the public, utility companies, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.
  • Attends meetings, serves on committees, and makes presentations as needed; attends Planning Commission meetings and Planning & Zoning Development Review meetings.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and standards; maintains an awareness of new technologies, methods, materials, practices, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, or filing documentation.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving civil engineering and supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 

Required Licenses:  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Salary  $52,867




 (912) 554-7170 




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