Public Works Supervisor
Company: Snohomish County, WA
Posted on: May 14, 2022
About: Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is in northwest
Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The
county has rich scenery, numerous activities, and a thriving
economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and
raise a family. When joining Public Works, you will work in an
environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous
improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to
offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their
dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer
competitive wages, job flexibility and stability and a friendly
atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real
difference. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a
Collaborative and responsive work environment.
Strong working relationships.
Unique groups at your fingertips including internal attorneys to
work with and easily communicate with.
Office has views of the mountains and can be within walking
distance from your home.
Hybrid model, 2 - 3 days a week in the office.
Seasons are wonderful all year round.
Ocean, San Juan Islands, Deserts, and Mountains are nearby.
A variety of local recreational activities.
City and Rural life.
Job Summary: This important leadership position oversees a team of
nine (9) right-of-way professionals plus consultants to deliver 10
to 15 Public Works projects each year. Projects include roadways,
trails, bridges, culverts, stream restoration, flood plains, Solid
Waste Capital projects and Road Maintenance projects. There is
variety in your job, and you will never be bored. Vital to the
success of this role are strong collaboration skills and the
ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with WSDOT
officials, staff, labor unions, citizens, and other organizations.
Candidates will bring a proven track record of delivering results,
building accountability, and creating a positive working
environment of teamwork and innovation. The ideal candidate will be
recognized for building consensus and providing management
Experience with managing federal dollars, uniform relocation act,
negotiations, acquisitions, and relocations
Experience managing programs, solving issues, and helping right of
Experience and knowledge of federal regulations, department of
transportation, appraisal programs, right of way, and surveys
Managing full-scale job from start to finish including right of
way, acquisition, and construction projects
Working on a variety of projects including bridges, roadways,
tunnels, culverts, maintenance, etc
Responsibilities: Supervise a section or work group of professional
employees performing com -plex engineering, scientific, right of
way, surveying or planning assignments requiring the application of
a broad range of engineering or planning principles and methods.
Plans and directs all office and field activities related to a
specific section or work group function.
Acts as a technical resource for staff resolving problems; oversees
the preparation of plans, designs, reports, and documents necessary
to carry out functions and operations of the work group while
remaining consistent with county and department standards,
principles, methods, and priorities; signs off on appropriate
documents as required.
Assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate
employees as required; advises, assists, and trains subordinates as
nec -essary; participates in the selection of new employees, and
makes recommendations regarding the hiring, discipline, and
termination of subordinate employees.
Develops and implements policies, procedures and budgets related to
specific section or work group functions and ensures that area of
operations complies with applicable federal and state laws,
regulations, and guidelines, and with county ordinances, policies,
Coordinates operations and promotes partnership with other county
departments and programs, outside agencies, citizen groups and the
public as necessary; provides technical assistance to other public
agencies or sections as required.
Supervises or participates in the conduct and review of studies,
needs assessments and other activities used to plan or evaluate
services provided by the section or work group; drafts recommended
modifications to applicable ordinances, regulations, policies,
procedures, and standards.
Prepares reports and recommendations to the County Council,
community groups and outside agencies as necessary; may con -duct
or participate in public hearings to explain program plans and
solicit public input.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding specific problems
or issues in area of assignment.
Prepares grant applications and other documents to obtain
alternative or supplemental funding sources for programs;
negotiates and administers participation contracts with groups,
agencies and in -dividuals; maintains liaison with representatives
of funding agen -cies as necessary.
Recommends modifications to county codes and associated
regulations, procedures and engineering standards.
Prepares short term and long-range work program and service plans
which identify and prioritize proposed projects and programs.
Assists the division manager in developing and implementing
systems, programs, and long-range plans to provide for effective
Advises a director or manager on the need for public information
and involvement efforts; directs design and implementation of such
A Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a professional field
related to the group function
Five (5) years of professional level experience with at least two
(2) years of supervisory/lead experience within the area of
specialization; OR any equivalent combination of education and
experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability
to perform the work.
Professional Engineer License or appropriate professional
certification or recognition in non-engineering fields.
International Right of Way Association (SR/WA) certification is
principles, practices, and techniques in area of assignment
federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations related to
area of assignment
the principles and practices of planning, organization, and
the principles, practices and procedures associated with budget
preparation and administration
the methods and techniques used in conducting engineering or
scientific studies and needs assessments
the principles and practices of grant writing, contract negotiation
and administration, if applicable
the literature, trends, and developments in area of specialty
develop inter-local agreements and funding strategies to provide
effective service levels to the community
manage consultant contracts for the planning, design and/or
construction of major public works projects
plan, coordinate and administer a functional area of DPW
supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate employees
develop work plans, schedules, and budgets
allocate and make effective use of available resources
assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of alternative
courses of action
gather, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate a variety of data
including statistical data
read, interpret, and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules
and regulations governing area of assignment
analyze and evaluate operations and take effective action to
correct deficiencies and resolve problems
establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected
officials, department heads, associates, subordinates,
representatives of other agencies and with the public
lead programs with public groups
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, and other written
materials and documents
This position is being handled directly by David Gomez Partners,
Inc. To apply, please send your resume to Kelly Collins at
firstname.lastname@example.org, Carrie Ann Dickson at
email@example.com, and Charlie Sandoval at
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