Yakima County

Yakima , WA
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Water Resources Engineer

Yakima County
Yakima, WA Full-time
Posted on April 10, 2019

Water Resources Engineer $30.55 - $37.30 per hour Depends on Qualification

There is one opening with the Yakima County Public Services Department Water Resources Division. Serves as technical lead for complex Water Resources engineering projects providing senior level technical and professional expertise.

Required: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and 4 years of professional engineering experience including stormwater and flood control; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


Essential Duties:

Complete project designs, calculations and cost estimates related to hydrology, hydraulics, flood hazard reduction fish passage, stormwater drainage, and water quality. Provide assistance to Public Services professionals. Prepare and run hydrologic/hydraulic surface and groundwater models to help support Water Resources project designs. Provide assistance and QA/QC to Water Resources, Public Services engineers and others regarding stormwater quantity and quality treatment designs and operation and maintenance requirements.

Manage contracts/consultants responsible for conducting multi-objective surface water related projects; reviews, conducts QA/QC, and accepts consultant products for County requirements. Projects may include, flood mapping, flood mitigation, stream restoration and fish/wildlife enhancement, flood planning, and field data collection studies. Prepare scope of work, budget, timeline, selection criteria, QA/QC requirements and BOCC agenda items.

Perform drainage plan review and comment on Public Services projects, public and private projects where review and approval by Public Services is required.

Perform GIS, Auto-CADD, and Civil 3D work related to Water Resources Division projects. Including: design drawings; preparing files for interface with hydrologic models; preliminary mapping in GIS; mapping of storm drainage components; LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging); Global Positioning System (GPS); survey data; velocity and stream flow; sediment, hydraulic structures data; mapping of stream inventory data.   Work closely with County GIS Department on standards, methods, and final mapping and placement onto the County GIS.

Perform Stormwater Facilities investigations, alteration review, and assist with strategic planning and operation. Assist with Stormwater Facility complaints and problem calls from the public including field investigations. Determine existing pipe sizes and materials for Stormwater Facilities

Other duties as assigned. May be assigned to respond to flood emergencies, coordinate with federal agencies such as the Corps of Engineer, WDFW and Bureau of Reclamation.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.