Engineering Supervisor
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - Forsyth County, NC

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This position is designated exempt managerial and subject to disclosure of a Statement of Economic Interest. This position serves as the Public Water Supply (PWS) Section's regional engineer responsible for the technical and administrative work performed in the Winston-Salem regional office. The position plans, manages, and directs the PWS Section program for this region. Duties of the position include:
  • Provide technical and regulatory assistance to public water supply system owners and operators, local officials, and consulting engineers;
  • Conduct site investigations and sanitary surveys at public water systems to evaluate and document compliance with the Rules Governing Public Water Systems;
  • Investigate maximum contaminate level violations and ensure that appropriate corrective action plans are developed and implemented;
  • Review reports, plans and specifications for new, altered or expanded water systems;
  • Perform periodic comprehensive audits of public water system monitoring and construction programs;
  • Document non-compliance and develop appropriate and legally defensible enforcement action; and
  • Occasional overnight travel required.


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

    Progressive, current and relevant knowledge of environmental and civil engineering concepts, practices and principles. Knowledge of supervisory practices and skills for supervising others, including communication skills, how to delegate and assign work, manage expectations, work effectively with employees and evaluate performance. Following abilities:
  • Independently assess, plan, implement and evaluate engineering work;
  • Recognize problems, formulate management alternatives and offer recommendations for improvement;
  • Plan, schedule and direct engineering tasks and project and effectively document results;
  • Handle internal and public interactions with tact, consistency and sound judgment;
  • Verbally communicate technical and regulatory information to individuals with minimal subject knowledge and to subject matter experts;
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral format in a clear and concise manner, including the ability to accurately convey and clarify technically complex requirements;
  • Apply sound judgment to resolve or improve difficult, complex or unusual situations, anticipate needed programmatic changes and proactively participate in the development of revised or new procedures;
  • Follow management directives;
  • Walk through rough and uneven terrain and work in unfavorable conditions including exposure to inclement weather, noise, dust, fumes, machinery and insects;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software and database applications; and
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Interviewed candidates should expect a skill test to evaluate written communication skills. Applicants must consider supplemental question on application form.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and two years of related engineering experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

    Management preference: Professional engineer. BS in civil, environmental or chemical engineering. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, guidelines governing public water systems. Knowledge of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of water supply source, treatment, storage and distribution systems.

    Supplemental and Contact Information:

    To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION . To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. It multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.
    All degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

    Persons eligible for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.
    DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

    Contact Person: Wanda Shackleford
    DENR/Division of Water Resources
    1617 MSC
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
    919-707-9042