Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Responsible for providing engineering support for the County's various unincorporated area regulatory and permitting functions.
Assists in the review and processing of permit requests associated with the County’s various unincorporated area regulations (e.g., subdivision, floodplain, outdoor businesses, communication facilities, etc.).
Assists in the monitoring of conditions within the unincorporated area, the compliance of approved permits and regulations, and the implementation of the County’s unincorporated area strategy.
Interacts with cities that border unincorporated areas and assists in the development of agreements that determine how development within the extra-territorial area of these cities is to be regulated.
Assists in the development of proposed policies, procedures, strategies, and/or programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or other job-related field of study. Three (3) years of work related experience as a Registered Professional Engineer. Background in floodplain management, street design, urban planning, and drainage desirable.
Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License and good driving record. Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history. Must maintain a good driving record and remain in compliance with Article II, Subdivision II of Chapter 90 of the Dallas County Code. Standard office environment. Ability to travel to various worksite locations.
Texas County government is generally an extension of state government, focusing on the judicial system, health and welfare service delivery, law enforcement, and road construction. In contrast to other parts of the country, Texas counties seldom have responsibility for schools, water and sewer systems, electric utilities, and commercial airports. County governments in Texas have no ordinance-makin...g powers other than those explicitly and narrowly granted by state law. Dallas County shares organizational features with the state's other 253 counties: its governing body (the Commissioner's Court) consists of one member elected at large (the county judge) and four members (County Commissioners) elected from districts. In Dallas County, the County Judge is an executive and administrator in addition to his duties as presiding officer of the Commissioners Court. The County Judge is also the Judge of the County Truancy Courts, supervising three Magistrates who preside over these Dallas County Courts.The Commissioners Court sets the County tax rate, adopts the budget, appoints boards and commissions, approves grants and personnel actions, and oversees the administration of county government. Each commissioner also supervises a Road and Bridge District. The Commissioners Court also approves the budget and sets the tax rate for the hospital district, which is charged with the responsibility for providing acute medical care for citizens who otherwise would not receive adequate medical services.The Commissioners Court recently adopted the County’s first strategic plan. This plan, which covers the period of 2007-2017, has been developed so that the County can establish priorities and objectives and properly allocate resources during that time-frame. The Commissioners Court chose to undertake this project as the County has increasingly been asked to undertake activities like operating a city zoo and building a football stadium that are outside the traditional role of a Texas county at the same time that the County’s population is significantly changing and the State Legislature is considering limiting the method by which local governments are funded.