• Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Feb 10, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $37.75 - $53.34 Hourly USD

Job Description


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Community Development, the incumbent will manage and oversee professional engineering staff, technicians and site development activities and associated inspections. This position will ensure quality control and provide professional permit review services for development proposals on civil engineering and design, including grading/fill, and public/private infrastructure and utilities in unincorporated Kitsap County.
The incumbent will provide advanced technical professional expertise in the monitoring, review and implementation of development codes pertaining to the civil engineering aspects for grading, survey, stormwater, erosion control, utilities and traffic. This position coordinates extensively with other DCD permit review divisions for land use, environmental, building and fire, as well as other appropriate permit review agencies and County departments. This position will also be responsible for proposing, conducting public outreach and processing proposed amendments to development code pertaining to administration and review of development engineering and civil design.

DCD focuses on enabling and assisting our Kitsap residents in building affordable, structurally sound, and environmentally conscious developments in the Kitsap Community. We provide our team the opportunity to learn and grow within our positive and innovative work environment; we empower our team to make decisions and pride ourselves on a culture of continuous improvement. Kitsap County DCD has earned national awards for its permitting system, public disclosure request system, and risk check program. It has received two Governor's Awards for comprehensive planning efforts and is recognized for its natural resources program by federal and state agencies as the "go to organization" for Puget Sound restoration efforts. The department has very engaged employees dedicated to delivering effective and efficient services to the citizens of Kitsap County. Nearly all employees are Lean Six Sigma trained and have development plans that encourage career growth.

Please learn more about the Department at our County webpage .

This position will be posted until filled.
**Initial screening of applications will occur the week of February 15, 2021 with
video interviews planned for the week of February 22, 2021. **


  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) and two years of supervisory or lead experience; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in related engineering field and six years engineering experience including two years of supervisory or lead experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Note: Engineering experience needs to be an industry specific certification such as a Project Management Professional, Professional Surveyor, Construction Managements Professional

If you use education to meet the requirements for the position, a copy of your official transcripts must be submitted prior to your first day of employment. PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, OR QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Lean Six Sigma training
Driving Requirements
  • The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy.
This position is categorized as:
  • Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle.
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • The duties in this position are performed in an office setting and may be required to lift at least 20 pounds.
  • Exposure to a variety of weather conditions while driving or conducting field work.
  • Exposure to physical hazards from traffic, field site environment and construction equipment.
  • Requires bending/stooping/climbing/twisting while traversing rough, undeveloped terrain or construction sites or while conducting inspections and surveys.
  • Requires reaching, sitting, standing, mobility, and grasping; talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Manage, coordinate, interpret, evaluate and review development engineering applications that propose public and private infrastructure, grading/fill, erosion control, etc to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to professional staff, including workload management, coordinate with other Department divisions on application review requirements, coordinate with legal counsel, outside agencies and County departments on development proposals.
  • Provide dispute resolution skills, resolve conflicts and act as an interface between the general public, applicants, elected officials and professional staff.
  • Provide expertise and key technical abilities in civil engineering, design, construction and inspection needs for site development involving grading, circulation, collection, conveyance and associated facilities.
  • Develop program budget, process improvements, metrics preparation and performance analysis, and action plans in an evolving service environment for better permitting services for public and private applicants..
  • Supervise assigned staff including setting work priorities, procedures, planning, organizing, assigning, advising, assisting, motivating and training. This includes developing successional planning and professional career development strategies.
  • Establish training programs for staff, monitor workloads and develop management analytics (metrics) to identify key areas for process improvements, resource needs, etc.
  • Evaluate the work of assigned staff, establish standards of performance, and participate in the selection of new employees, including making recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, transfer and termination.
  • Responsible for the technical coordination with other Department divisions regarding site inspections, as well as oversight and day-to-day technical assistance to ensure compliance with site development permit conditions, civil engineered designs, bonds, covenants, and permit close-outs.
  • Monitor development engineering permit review times compared to Department goals and statutory requirements.
  • Solicit, negotiate and process contracts that support development engineering services and programs as needed.
  • Coordinate with other Department divisions on code compliance of development engineering requirements and permit conditions.
  • Prepare necessary documentation, presents evidence, provides testimony, and recommends dispositions as required.
  • Attend, present and prepare materials for public meetings and formal public hearings on development engineering aspects code amendment proposals.
  • Prepare and make public presentations of verbal and visual reports to advisory committees, community groups, special interest groups, and elected officials.
  • Coordinate with outside agencies, Department of Public Works and other County Departments on proposed applications, as well as permitting needs.


  • Who May Apply : This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Work hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This position is ready to be approved by the Board of County Commissioners on February 8, 2021.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map