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County Engineer

Carroll County

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                                                                                                                                     Job Number: 7450-0123-121

Position: County Engineer
Department: Community Development
Reports To: Director

The purpose of this job is to keep abreast of any changes in operating philosophies and policies of Carroll County by seeking new improved methodologies and / or procedures to enhance the effectiveness of County standards, methods, and procedures, and to perform engineering functions in support of a variety of County projects and operations to promote a safe, well maintained, and efficient County infrastructure. Duties include, but will not be limited to: attending meetings, completing construction plan reviews, coordinating, planning, arranging, and completing a range of applicable projects, preparing and issuing permits, completing reports, investigating, reporting and handling complaints and problems, coordinating inspections and enforcement activities as needed or required, and administering ordinances that are applicable to engineering functions.

This position shall be at-will. By signing the job description, the employee agrees and understands that this position is not covered by Civil Service. This position will be eligible for standard benefits such as health / life insurance, annual / sick leave, participation in the County’s retirement program, etc. afforded to County employees who meet the minimum full-time employee requirements as outlined in the County’s Employee Benefit Guide.

The following duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned. In order to qualify, applicants should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  • Keep abreast of changes in operating philosophies and policies of the County by staying up-to-date on new improved methodologies and / or procedures within the engineering field. Attend local, state, regional, and national meetings to represent Carroll County. Provide in-house consulting and training for County departments.
  • Complete preliminary construction and final plan review, coordinate with land developers, engineering firms, and property owners for various development projects to plan, arrange, and complete a variety of construction and rehabilitation projects for the County.
  • Prepare and issue permits for land disturbance activities and complete required reports to ensure compliance with landfill, storm sewer, flood hazard, and other state requirements, etc.
  • Investigate and report on various complaints and problems, which includes but is not limited to analyzing storm drainage concerns, making recommendations for improvements, coordinating a variety of inspections and enforcement activities as needed or required, etc.
  • Administer the Subdivision Ordinance, Erosion and Sedimentation Ordinance, and other State and Local Ordinances that are applicable to engineering functions.
  • Respond to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone, in person, or by mail, from citizens, employees, department heads, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred education and experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or related) with three (3) to five (5) years of progressive experience –OR- any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. Possess skills in Arc View, Arc/Info, Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, and Access).

Special Requirements: Certification as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training. Certification in GSWCC License (Level II). Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver’s License. Ability to drive and operate the department’s assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.  

(ADA) MINIMUM PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCITONS:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines. In order to do the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to lift, move, or carry objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds; utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs. Maintain knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remain alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery. Must be able to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to forty (40) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to twenty-five (25) pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work. Must be able to lift and/or carry weight of twenty-five (25) to forty (40) pounds. 

SALARY:  Commensurate with Experience


Applicants must pass a physical, drug‑screen, and criminal background check prior to employment.

Applications are available to print or complete electronically on the Carroll County website:

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Send resume and completed application to:

Carroll County Board of Commissioners
Human Resources Department
PO Box 338
arrollton, Georgia 30112

(Fax 678.390.6245) (Phone 770.830.5817)

Carroll County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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