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Assistant Civil Engineer II (Design)

Dutchess County DPW Engineering Division
Poughkeepsie, New York
Salary Range: $91,025-$102,988 (salary will commensurate with experience)
Closing date
Jul 2, 2023

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The Dutchess County Department of Public Works is seeking an experienced engineer that is interested in being involved in meaningful projects that make an impact on the local communities. Our work focuses on County owned roads, culverts, and bridges. We offer a great benefit package which includes 13 paid holidays, great benefits, and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Our office is located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson River Valley and a convenient trade ride to New York City.


Applications must be submitted through the County’s website at



Dutchess County Department of Public Works

Salary Range: $91,025-$102,988 (salary will commensurate with experience)


This is a provisional position in the Dutchess County Department of Public Works pending a future Civil Service Exam. This is a professional level engineering position in the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works. The incumbent is responsible for performing and overseeing design work on county construction and reconstruction projects involving roads, bridges, and drainage facilities. In addition, the incumbent provides training and instruction to the engineering staff, especially in the area of design. Assignments and duties may also include construction supervision, project and consultant management, and subdivision review.


This position differs from the Assistant Director of Engineering in the fact that it concentrates primarily on design work, while the Assistant Director of Engineering generally oversees all aspects of the Engineering Division and performs administrative backup functions for the Director of Engineering. General supervision and administrative direction is received from the Director and Assistant Director of Engineering. Supervision is exercised over staff assigned to design duties.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Researches, develops and designs complete technical plans and specifications for the construction, reconstruction and repair of County owned and maintained bridges; researches, designs and develops complete technical plans and specifications for the construction and reconstruction of county roads; investigates, designs and prepares construction documents for drainage systems and culverts; provides technical assistance, training and instruction to lower ranking engineers as to how a project is evaluated and to initiate the design work and development of specifications in order to complete a project ready for bid; performs field inspections to evaluate project needs, or to ensure project is in conformance with plans and specifications; manages consultant activities for design and construction projects; acts as engineer-in charge for county transportation construction projects; meets with project engineers and administrative staff to discuss parameters of assigned projects; conducts field investigations, traffic and accident studies, gathers pertinent information, and prepares preliminary project status reports; coordinates work with utility companies, contractors, home owners, municipalities and state and federal agencies.



EITHER:            (A)       Licensed NYS Professional Engineer with a current registration;

OR:                  (B)        Eligibility to sit for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Professional Engineer (PE) exam. Information on how to apply for the exam can be found on the NCEES website;


OR:                  (C)        Proof of applicant’s ability to obtain a New York Professional Engineer               license through reciprocity.





1. Applicant must pass PE exam by the completion of probation to remain in the position.

2. Possession of a valid Driver License to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of application and to maintain the position.


NOTE: Applicant must submit a copy of their current NYS Professional Engineer License, proof of eligibility to sit for the PE exam from NCEES or that they have submitted the necessary paperwork to NYS requesting reciprocity for a license issued outside NYS at time of application.


FINGERPRINTING: A fingerprint supported background investigation is required before an appointment is made to some positions. Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, the Division of Criminal Justice Services requires that a fee accompany each such request for a search. It is due once a job offer is made and accepted by the applicant.


For immediate consideration, submit an application on or before 6/21/2023

Apply online at,


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and mail it to the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 An EEO/AA Employer


Posted: 5/24/2023

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