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Staff Engineer

Williams County
Williston, North Dakota
Starting salary ranges from $130,000 to $140,000 based on qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

Job Details

The Staff Engineer performs professional engineering duties related to transportation system planning and maintenance under limited supervision from the County Engineer.


Examples of Duties The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and may change with or without notice. Incumbents must be able to perform the essential function of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Conducts engineering studies related to transportation system planning and maintenance Creates overall design concepts and designs all individual components of transportation systems Utilizes AutoCAD Civil 3D to prepare plan and profile sheets, estimates, and detailed designs Prepares design specifications for transportation-related projects Calculates to determine areas, quantities, and costs associated with projects Conducts or supervises inspections, materials testing, construction staking, surveying, and office processes to ensure construction projects are completed in accordance with contract requirements Maintains documentation such as field notes, log books, daily diaries, and reports according to County, State, and Federal requirements Maintains a comprehensive inventory of County road surfacing types, bridges, and culverts; provides the required documentation to the North Dakota Department of Transportation and other agencies  Maintains project files and performs project management for road improvement projects directly or through consulting engineers Executes traffic count analysis by setting up radar traffic counters on County and Township roads and evaluating collected data Assists with special assessment projects in accordance with the North Dakota Century Code Coordinates and oversees engineering and plat reviews submitted through the County Planning and Zoning Board and Building Department Maintains confidentiality of non-public records and makes available all data and information deemed a public record by the North Dakota Century Code. Typical Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field Registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the ability to obtain a Professional Engineering license in the State of North Dakota Must possess a valid North Dakota Driver’s License or equivalent Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening Supplemental Information Work is performed in an office setting and an outdoor environment with exposure to extreme temperatures and inclement weather Some work is performed on construction sites with exposure to uneven ground, loud noises, chemicals, and construction equipment Must be able to lift/carry 50lbs

Compensation: Starting salary ranges from $130,000 to $140,000 based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Williams County offers a generous benefit package, including paid sick and vacation 12 paid holidays per year, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for single, single plus dependent, or family contracts, term life insurance, long term disability insurance, fully funded retirement benefits through the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.



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All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, drug screening, and reference review.  





Williams County, located in northwestern North Dakota, was officially organized on December 8, 1891; its boundaries have remained unchanged since 1910. The government is comprised of a Board of County Commissioners, four offices lead by elected officials, and 19 departments. Several appointed boards and commissions are also part of Williams County’s decision-making process. Williams County is home to more than 35,000 people and one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Oil and agriculture are the two key sectors of the County’s economy.

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