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Professional Engineer III
 
Work Location:Department of Public Works
 
Starting Salary:27.2683 Hourly / $56,718 Annual
 
Pay Grade:2290
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
An optional special recruiting rate is allowable up to Step 9 ($71,849) annually for new hires only.
 
NOTE:
Engineer allowance up to $10,000 annually (DOE)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs responsible professional engineering and administrative work as a licensed professional engineer assisting in directing a major organizational section or division of the Public Works Department. Work involves advanced level planning, design, construction and/or maintenance of Public Works' facilities. Employees perform advanced reviews, supervision and technical work within their assigned section or division, and exercise authority over a variety of engineering functions. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in directing a major section or division of Public Works. Supervises professional engineers; assigns projects; provides technical guidance. Designs a variety of Public Works projects including, but not limited to: streets and drainage, subdivisions, bridges, wastewater, etc.; prepares construction plans, specifications and bid documents. Supervises a small staff of engineers, engineer technicians, other professionals, and/or other personnel. Conducts inspections of field engineering projects; negotiates agreements with utility and railroad companies. Manages and supervises the maintenance and operation of one or more Public Works facilities. Performs strategic planning and policy analysis; prepares engineering reports.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of a recognized branch of professional engineering. Knowledge of modern methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of public works projects. Knowledge of the modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding professional engineering. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to design and construction of public works projects. Skill in the application of computers, design/drafting software, CADD (Computer Aided Design Drafting) and surveying practices, and in the conduct of a wide variety of complex engineering research projects. Ability to accurately perform highly complex engineering computations and to design and supervise the construction of a wide variety of highly complex public and private facilities, and to make comprehensive recommendations concerning problems encountered. Ability to secure adherence with construction plans, specifications and codes tactfully and effectively. Ability to plan, schedule and review the work of a moderately large group of professional and subprofessional assistants in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, engineers, architects, contractors and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in one of the recognized branches of engineering, and six years experience in professional engineering, including one year supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience as recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Possession of a license to practice professional engineering as issued by the Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
JOB CODE:101440
 
EXAMINATION
Score derived from application grading.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please detail all relevant experience on application such as projects designed and/or managed, inspections conducted, data analyzed and reported, technology used, supervisory functions, etc. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.