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Maintenance Support Engineer II

King County
Renton, WA Full-time
Posted on February 8, 2020

King County Road Services Division is seeking an Maintenance Support Engineer (Engineer II) to join our team! This Engineer II position performs a broad scope of fully proficient engineering, construction management, inspection and related responsibilities in support of the drainage and unit's engineering functions. In addition this position performs as the Utility Coordination Engineer coordinating all construction work performed by the Road Maintenance Section with utility companies, provides County utility location information to contractors digging in the public rights of way and tracks and manages the One-Call data base and damage reporting programs.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates.

King County values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. The Department of Local Services encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.

Schedule: This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. The typical schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7AM - 4PM, but must be able to work a variety of work hours including attending evening meetings and working nights and/or weekends when required.

Questions: If you have questions about this announcement, please contact Human Resource Analyst, Austin Fulgham at or 206.263.1741.

Job Duties

To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Respond quickly to requests to locate storm drains anywhere in King county
  • Obtain utility locates for maintenance section and traffic operations section field personnel, or others as needed.
  • Work with utility company representatives and locators to assure work is complete, correct and timely.
  • Ensure compliance with state one-call law.
  • Maintain an accurate locate database and keep accurate records.
  • Coordinate utility breakage reports from field crews with appropriate utilities.
  • Coordinate utility monitoring of maintenance projects.
  • Respond to request by others to locate county owned underground storm water facilities.
  • Keep immediate supervisor apprised of project status, design decisions and problems.
  • Maintain database entering project information including location, date started, date completed and other pertinent information as assigned.
  • Review and recommend revisions during construction to resolve utility, and other conflicts as requested by the Construction Crew Lead.
  • Work closely with outside agencies and other staff during storm or other emergency response: perform surveys and evaluations to determine road condition during emergent situations; coordinate removal of downed wires, and broken underground utilities when necessary.
  • Enter drainage program as-built designs into King county storm drainage database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering (BSCE) or closely related field and four years (4) of practical experience in roadway drainage systems and other roadway construction OR the equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates one's knowledge of engineering principles related to the drainage systems and roadway repairs and construction or other infrastructure projects.
Working knowledge of:
  • King County Road Standards and application to road design and utility placement
  • Knowledge of the applicability of state one-call law RCW 19.122
  • Utility franchise agreements
  • Land survey principles and familiarity with environmental requirements, and BMP's
  • Skill in researching and interpreting applicable codes, polices and regulations
  • Skill in reading and interpreting plans, specifications, technical maps and other engineering documents
Demonstrated experience with:
  • Reading and interpreting plans, specifications, technical maps and other engineering documents
  • Microsoft Office software such as Access, Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with other team members, utility companies and districts, field employees, contractors, permit agencies, state and local municipalities, and the public
  • Working independently and as a team member
  • Use of ARCGIS or other mapping software

Additional Requirements for this Position:
  • Work performed in the field for extended periods of time may be performed under unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Works outdoors, which may require walking on uneven, rocky, steep, rough ground, or working in inclement weather.
  • Required to sit, talk, listen and hear; frequently required to use hands to finger, feel or handle writing utensils, computer and office supplies which require repetitive arm, wrist and hand movement.
  • This job would require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., work in traffic environment during hours of daylight and darkness.

Supplemental Information

Why King County Roads Division?

Competitive – healthcare plans
Free – transportation options
On-Site – gym
Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
Paid – vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
Paid – sick leave
Paid – parental leave
Deferred – compensation plan
Ten – paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays!


Application Process: A complete online employment application,, and answers to the supplemental questions. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

Recruitment Process: Application materials will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The most competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and/or testing. Reference checks will be conducted.

Interviews are anticipated to be scheduled the week of 03/16/2020.

UNION: This position is represented by PROTEC 17.


King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.

The King County Road Services Division designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public's investment and facilitate safe travel. The division is committed to ensuring the county's transportation system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. The Division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.


As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures. We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

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Class Code: 7112200 (Engineer II)

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE), or closely related field AND four years (4) of practical experience in roadway drainage systems and other roadway construction? OR Have you demonstrated in your application materials the equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates one's knowledge of engineering principles related to the drainage systems and roadway repairs and construction or other infrastructure projects?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience interpreting King County Road Standards?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you proficient in the use of ARCGIS or other mapping software?
  • Yes
  • No
What is your level of proficiency with Microsoft Office? (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • No Experience
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Required Question