The Civil Engineer - Special Projects position provides technical support of in-house one- and two-dimensional hydrologic and hydraulic modeling including: the Dam Safety Emergency Action Plan (EAP) program, the Area Drainage Master Studies and Master Plans (ADMS/ADMP) program, the implementation of new technologies, assistance with maintenance of the Drainage Design Manual for Maricopa County (DDM), and other projects.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of:
The fundamentals of civil engineering, mathematics and physics:
Complex hydrologic and/or hydraulic models utilizing FLO-2D Pro, SWMM, HEC-RAS 2D, HEC-RAS 1D, HEC-1, USGS iRIC, HEC-SSP and other modeling software for flood hazard inundation analyses and emergency management projects, alternatives analyses, and/or floodplain delineation studies.
ArcGIS, ArcMap or ArcPro to create figures or exhibits, manage data, perform spatial analyses, and create scripts to automate tasks.
Writing technical reports, and making technical recommendations of a specialized nature regarding hydrology and/or hydraulics in connection with various projects.
Responding to questions from citizens and agencies on dam safety and floodplain delineation studies.
ADWR, NRCS, USACE, FEMA, and knowledge of FEMA criteria.
Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and plans. Skill in application of engineering theory to field and design problems.
Keeping accurate and complete project/study documentation.
Establishing effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, other agencies and the public.
Effective communication, both verbal and written.
Microsoft Products (MS Word, MS Office, MS Excel).
Represent the District and actively participate in public meetings where the results of dam safety studies, floodplain delineation studies, design projects, and other studies are presented to the public.
ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
Provides critical public safety services by providing technical modeling support to meet the Districts legal responsibilities under State of Arizona AAC R12-15-1221. The technical support is for development and periodic update of Emergency Action Plans for the District's flood control dam structures, and development of Flood Control District strategies to reduce risks to lives and property in dam inundation zones and floodplains that would result from spillway flows and/or structure failure and significant storm events.
Provides technical expertise for the District's ADMS/ADMP program two-dimensional modeling efforts.
Performs in-house studies/analyses/modeling related to one-and two-dimensional modeling for support of the EAP and ADMS/ADMP programs.
Designs, coordinates and reviews the District's FLO-2D post-processing tools and FLO-2D Web Tool application.
Tests engineering software developed by the River Mechanics Branch and others on real projects related to hydrology and hydraulics prior to developing scopes of work and guidelines for use by the District's engineering consultants on various projects.
Reviews/approves hydrology and hydraulic reports, models, data, and parameters submitted to the District as ADMS/ADMP's, watercourse master plans, engineering studies/analyses, engineering design/plans, permit requests, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.
Minimum education and/or experience: A Bachelor's degree in a work related engineering discipline such as, but not limited to civil, chemical, environmental, or mechanical engineering; or in a physical or biological science directly related to the assigned duties and three (3) years of progressively responsible professional civil engineering work experience on dam safety projects, hydrologic and hydraulic surface water modeling, and flood hazard delineation projects to include experience using FLO-2D Pro, HEC-RAS and ArcGIS.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: Registration as a Civil Engineer by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, OR by the technical board of another state, with the ability to obtain Arizona Registration within six months of employment. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
Preferred education and/or experience: A Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources or related fields. Five (5) years of professional civil engineering work. Computer programming experience with Python and/or VB.NET.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements: Association of State Floodplain Managers Floodplain Manager Certification.
Working conditions: Primarily office work in doors. Field work is required periodically and will require ability to walk in rough and steep terrain and endure summer heat and winter cold. Must be able to lift up to 25lbs.
Additional Salary Information: Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.
Internal Number: 690CESP030119
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