This position is located in the Snoqualmie/South Fork Skykomish Basin Team of the River and Floodplain Management Section within the Water and Land Resources Division and will work as part of a team of engineers, scientists and planners supporting the design and implementation of flood risk reduction projects and programs for the King County Flood Control District. The work program for this position will focus on the Snoqualmie, Tolt, Raging, and South Fork Skykomish Rivers.
This position will support the planning, analyses, and design of river and floodplain management projects and programs. These efforts will include conducting field investigations and assessments of river conditions and flood facilities; gathering engineering data and related information necessary to prepare scopes of work; developing conceptual and final designs, providing support to construction management and inspection; identifying flood damages, maintenance, or repair needs to river facilities as part of post-flood documentation; and contributing to flood warning, emergency and disaster response activities. Although these positions will be assigned to the Snoqualmie/South Fork Skykomish Basin Team, there will also be opportunities to work across the County supporting the overall King County River and Floodplain Management program.
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will also have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, environmental engineering, water resources, or closely related field (or equivalent combination of education and project work that provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties described in this job announcement) andat least three years of increasingly responsible engineering experience that is applicable to the primary job duties of this position.
Experience working successfully within interdisciplinary technical teams in a high performance, collaborative environment.
Ability to take verbal and written direction to perform tasks independently on assigned projects, while keeping senior and supervisory staff apprised of technical issues and schedule commitments.
Knowledge of and experience planning, designing, and implementing capital projects.
Ability to exercise proper tact and judgment in the field and in the office, to work effectively outdoors under adverse conditions, and to successfully resolve conflicts in the conduct of work activities with coworkers and stakeholders.
Ability to write and communicate clearly and effectively on technical issues with citizens and landowners, varied levels of staff from local jurisdictions, consultants, Tribes, businesses, and professional groups.
About King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
King County, Washington is the largest county in Washington State and is the 12th largest county in the nation. Within our boundaries are six major river systems that flow from the crest of the Cascade mountain range to Puget Sound.