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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 530G
Category: Science & Engineering


Performs professional civil engineering work in charge of unit of other professional engineers, or as specialist.

Typical Work

Conceives, lays out, designs, and supervises engineering projects, such as roads, dams, bridges, buildings, structures, stream improvements, and boat launching ramps; assigns and supervises professional and sub-professional engineers in completion of such projects;

Performs mapping coding and delineation work as it relates to taxing jurisdiction boundaries for purposes of allocating utility values; classifies railroad properties including maintenance and correction of right-of-way maps; reviews lease sites reported annually by railroad companies; advises county assessors regarding sites included in Tax Commission assessment and those subject to local assessment; maintains complete file of maps of incorporated cities and towns showing extent of existing city boundaries;

Reviews, checks and approves or disapproves plans of railroads to build proposed bridges across waterways;

Examines engineering features of applications or petitions relating to grade crossings and separations, automatic signals, and speed of trains, and prepares draft orders regarding these subjects; prepares engineering appendices to orders prepared by legal section; supervises railroad and railroad scale inspectors;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: engineering principles, practices, and methods; efficient use of construction equipment; arithmetic, geometry, calculus and engineering formulas; surveying and mapping, hydraulics and hydraulic structures, and pipelines; statutes, court decisions and Attorney General's Opinions covering wide variety of engineering functions provided or regulated by State.

Ability to: exercise sound independent professional judgment in making decisions on difficult engineering problems; analyze and prepare engineering plans and reports and do complicated mathematical computations; plan, supervise, and coordinate engineering work, negotiate with public officials and industrial managements; traverse rough terrain in all kinds of weather; travel frequently and for extended periods.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Registration as a professional engineer in the branch of civil engineering in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington.

NOTE: Requirements for professional registration as a civil engineer in the State of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college-level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen hours of professional licensing exams. Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve professional registration as an engineer in the branch of civil engineering in the State of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.

Class Specification History

Effective: 5/1/63
Specification corrected: 8-11-65
Revised minimum qualifications: 10-11-85
Revised minimum qualifications: 5-9-86
Revised minimum qualifications: 11-15-91
Revised minimum qualifications: 7-9-99
New class code: (formerly 60540) effective July 1, 2007