Public Works Director / County Engineer

Garfield County, Washington
Pomeroy, Washington
$125,000 - $150,000
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Director, Engineer
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Public Works Director / County Engineer

Garfield County, Washington

Salary$125,000 - $150,000

Garfield County is located in southeastern Washington, with Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington, 30 miles to the east and Walla Walla 60 miles to the west. The county is bordered by Columbia County, Asotin County, the Snake River and the Oregon state line marks the county’s southern border. Garfield County is home to 2,346 residents and is the least populated county in the state. Pomeroy is the county seat and is known for its great school system, and family-oriented community that is constantly supporting school improvements. Residents and visitors enjoy year-round recreation activities, including camping, boating, hiking, berry picking, and winter sports.

Garfield County’s Public Works Department operates with approximately 20 FTEs and includes five divisions: Engineering, Road, Planning, Building and Recycling. The department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of 447 miles of county roadways and 34 bridges. Department staff are responsible for coordinating the planning, engineering, design and construction of transportation / infrastructure projects, solid waste management, building permits, and county zoning and planning.

Reporting to the Board of County Commissioners, the Public Works Director / County Engineer is responsible for the overall administration of the Public Works Department, performing supervisory, administrative and professional engineering work. This position administrates the planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating of all facets of the department, including road construction, maintenance, equipment maintenance, civil engineering, solid waste, land use planning, GIS services, and building inspection activities.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field, and two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative, engineering or related managerial work experience associated with public works functions at a level equivalent to Assistant Director of Public Works or County Engineer. Must be currently registered with the State of Washington as a Professional Civil Engineer or have the ability to obtain such within six months of employment.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Garfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by February 19, 2023 (open until filled). Applications will be reviewed as submitted.


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