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Civil Engineer III

Oakland County Michigan

This is a Contract position in Waterford, MI posted May 14, 2022.

Job Summary

Responsible for a large engineering project, several smaller projects, or operational and maintenance management of sewer, water or drain system components involving many complex features. Represents the department in project meetings to plan and coordinate work and makes recommendations to the Drainage Board and/or Water Resources Commissioner regarding the awarding of contracts as well as implementation of projects and maintenance programs. Work requires the use of advanced engineering techniques, computer software, and the modification and extension of engineering theories to resolve difficult problems with limited assistance. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Employees of this classification are required to be available for operational problems, equipment emergencies, widespread storms, power outages and other operations and maintenance emergencies as deemed necessary by management after normal working hours, weekends, and holidays. Also, employees in this classification are assigned On-Call duties as required by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

Thoroughly documented work history
Copy of active Professional Engineer License
The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
Valid Driver’s License Number
At the time of application, applicant must:

1. Be registered as a Professional Engineer by the Michigan State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

2. Have had a minimum of six (6) years of full-time engineering or closely related work experience.

NOTE: A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college, university may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement above.

NOTE: The Michigan State Board of Registration requires a Bachelor’s degree and four years of engineering experience to qualify for registration.

NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.

3. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license. Out of the Country driver’s license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver’s license before the hire date.

College Transcripts
If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( This documentation must be attached to your application if you are certifying you have an education higher than high school/GED.

4. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.

5. Successfully complete the six month probationary period.

Work History
You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.

Special Requirements

1. Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license.

2. Maintain registration as a Professional Engineer by the Michigan State Board of
Registration for Professional Engineers.