This position will remain open until filled however, the screening process will move quickly. Please submit your application materials as soon as possible to be considered by the screening panel.
The King County Flood Control District is looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual, to conduct engineering review, technical oversight and quality control for the implementation of the King County Flood Control capital improvement projects and operating work programs. The Chief Engineer analyzes and reviews technical engineering, project and program work from service providers who implement river and floodplain management projects and programs on behalf of the King County Flood Control District.
The successful candidate is a leader with a proven track record of using environmentally sensitive techniques used in river and floodplain management projects in the Pacific Northwest. This is an exciting opportunity to join the King County Flood Control District staff and play a role in improving levee protection, flood water conveyance and capacity and foster effective partnerships with communities within King County.
This position requires a self-starter with a keen political acumen and experience working with service providers, local jurisdictions, tribes, and other parties to identify and prioritize projects and programs for implementation and ensure the Flood Control District understands the broad spectrum of issues facing the County, as well as the people they serve. The Chief Engineer is a salaried, at-will, overtime exempt classification that reports directly to the Executive Director but is responsive to all members of the Board of Supervisors.
TO APPLY: To ensure that your application is received and properly processed, the subject line of your email must be Application - Chief Engineer.
Interested candidates should apply immediately by sending a comprehensive resume, and a compelling cover letter of interest to: KCCOUNCILHR@kingcounty.gov
To be considered, applications must include:
• A letter of interest detailing your qualifications and experience for this position including:
1. Whether you are: a) a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Washington or b) a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) from another state with the ability to obtain a P.E. license in the State of Washington within six (6) months of employment.
2. Demonstrated success in a professional role where you were required to communicate complex technical issues to elected officials, the public, or non-technical audiences.
3. Your experience writing and/or administering consultant and/or construction contracts. Include your role in the contract administration.
• A comprehensive resume with a chronological history of your related experience.
Cover letters and resumes should be submitted as soon as possible for consideration by the screening panel. It is in an applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.
Please contact: Tracy Calderon at 206-477-0979, KCCOUNCILHR@kingcounty.gov A complete at: Chief Engineer job description Confidential inquiries are welcomed.
About King County Flood Control District
Position Remains Open Until Filled – Date of First Review: January 5, 2021
In April 2007, the Metropolitan King County Council created a new countywide special purpose district, the King County Flood Control District, to provide funding and policy oversight for flood risk reduction capital projects and programs in King County.
The Flood Control District’s Board of Supervisors is its primary governing body and is composed of the members of the Metropolitan King County Council. The District is responsible for planning and funding maintenance and repairs of the flood control system.
The District is aimed at protecting lives and property and ensuring that a significant portion of King County’s economic infrastructure is safe from the damage that can be caused by fall and winter storms.