Preservation Section Manager (Engineering Services Manager III)

Clark County, Washington | Vancouver, WA

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Posted Date 7/30/2022

Preservation Section Manager (Engineering Services Manager III)

Clark County, Washington

Salary:  $90,504 - $127,848


Located in southwest Washington, Clark County stretches from the north bank of the Columbia River to the southern shadows of Mount St. Helens. As a regional hub for transportation and commerce, Clark County is across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and the Portland International Airport, and is a vital player in a bi-state metropolitan area with a growing economy, an exemplary education system and access to high-quality health care, housing, transportation, parks and many other amenities. Clark County is the fifth most populous county in Washington with more than 481,950 residents. Clark County’s seat and largest city is Vancouver, which is the fourth largest city in Washington and boasts a vibrant downtown. With a mild year-round climate, the region is the perfect place to take advantage of outdoor recreational activities.


The Clark County Public Works Department employs more than 300 employees and provides services primarily to 225,000 residents who live in unincorporated areas outside city boundaries. The department is currently divided into six divisions: Administration & Finance, Clean Water, Engineering & Construction, Parks & Lands, Road Maintenance & Safety, and Transportation & Development.


Receiving administrative direction from an Engineering Division Manager, Engineering Services Manager III incumbents are responsible for supervising and planning the activities and operations of an assigned section within a division or program in the Department of Public Works. This position requires an objective engineering-based approach to guide preservation efforts and staying current with the latest technologies in asset condition and analysis management software, including appropriate field testing. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert in these specialized fields on cross-functional project teams. The selected candidate will have demonstrated aptitude in preserving assets such as pavements, bridges, culverts and other structures, have the ability to work collaboratively within Public Works and with neighboring agencies, and prove dedication to continuous process improvement.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or any other discipline applicable to the requirements of the position; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible engineering and project or program management experience, including the supervision of professional and technical staff. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire is highly desired. Bridge Condition Inspector Certification in accordance to National Bridge Inventory System (NBIS) program and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is highly desired. All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Clark County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 29, 2022 (open until filled).

Salary90504.00 - 127848.00 Annual
Job Category
Local Government
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