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February 19, 2020
Woodbridge, Virginia
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Are you looking for a challenging, yet rewarding job that will help make a difference in the lives of Prince William County residents? The Prince William County Department of Transportation is looking for a motivated, reliable and dedicated person to handle the County's Streetlighting Program.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future by partnering with the public, elected government leadership, County staff and local electric power companies to meet the County's streetlighting needs. This person prepares preliminary designs for upgrades to existing street lighting equipment as well as coordinates the installation of new street lighting to include but not limited to depiction of existing conditions, proposed street lighting locations, existing utilities and potential conflicts. In cooperation with utility companies, develop cost estimates for roadway projects to include field reviews as well as represent the Department of Transportation at various meetings. Prepares comparative cost analysis between private lighting versus utility company prices. Performs plan reviews of all new developments and roadway projects related to the installation of street lighting to ensure conformance with local policies as well as County and state standards. Interprets construction plans, specifications and submitted plan sheets to eliminate potential conflicts for new installations or relocations of existing streetlights. This person also responds to citizen requests received through the Board of County Supervisors and multiple County agencies to clarify standards associated with street lighting. Make decisions as to variances of adopted policies and standards, such as the required number of streetlights based on the traffic volumes and inability to meet standards due to unforeseen circumstances. This person prepares correspondence on street lighting related issues for the Board of County Supervisors, utility companies, consultants, homeowner associations, citizens, and various other organizations. In addition, reviews consultant's documentation for compliance and propose recommendations and corrections when applicable. Generates quarterly reports of outstanding street lighting requests for the Board of County Supervisors and provides updates as requested. This person attends various utility meetings as well as quarterly meetings with the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association to represent the County to ensure compliance of all applicable lighting standards. Conducts field meetings and field reviews of sites for compliance with approved plans. Provides direction to power company designers of potential conflicts and make recommendations for upgrading existing equipment and new streetlight installations. In addition, coordinates with consultants on lighting designs and optimal locations for roadway lighting on County construction projects.



This class is part of the Engineering Job Family. Incumbents perform, as assigned, general engineering work such as coordinating elements of contracts or projects and supporting individual components on projects in one discipline. Responsibilities may include conducting engineering work, such as contract administration; assisting in preparing and reviewing plans and specifications; performing cost estimations; reviewing and preparing project special provision and construction specifications, monitoring contractor work for compliance; and providing coordination and consultative services for the tasks assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This position is responsible for supporting individual project components or phases through general engineering work.

TYPICAL CLASS RESPONSIBILITIES (These responsibilities are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
1. Prepares documentation and materials for engineering projects, which includes: developing engineering plans and preliminary cost estimates, conducting field investigations, writing bid specifications, and/or performing other related activities.
2. Ensures plans are developed in accordance with established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy; interprets construction plans, specifications, and submittal information using standard engineering procedures and practices.
3. Monitors compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances; conducts field inspections of sites for conformation with plans and specifications, performs selection of contract works and provides work direction to contractors, consultants, and part-time employees.
4. Provides consultative services by responding to requests for clarification and explanation of applicable code requirements, code modification and variance requests, and other applicable requests.
5. Prepares a variety of correspondence, technical documentation, studies, and/or reports related to applicable projects; reviews related project reports and other submissions to ensure accuracy of information and procedures applied.
6. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Engineering practices and principles;
Engineering contract design;
Engineering project design;
Project management principles;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations;
Customer service principles;
Database management;
Methods and Principles of qualitative and quantitative research;
Computers and related software applications.
Inspecting and reviewing work for compliance;
Gathering data;
Analyzing engineering data;
Preparing work estimates;
Coordinating project work;
Contract negotiation;
Interpreting and monitoring project-related information and statistics;
Monitoring project schedules;
Providing work direction on projects;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Incumbents assigned to Development Services assist with construction or maintenance engineering projects and participate in the Special Inspection Program with a focus on critical structures.

Incumbents assigned to Public Works assist with engineering work related to utility operations including: watershed safety and management, stormwater management, geotechnical grading and planning, and materials.

Incumbents assigned to Transportation assist with engineering work related to transportation planning including: traffic, roadway, motorist, and pedestrian safety projects.

Responsibilities are typically broad in nature, usually requiring some originality and ingenuity to ensure an appropriate alignment between assignments and organizational policies and objectives. Incumbents typically have appreciable latitude for determining the appropriate actions, decisions, or processes to utilize. These determinations are guided by advanced training and knowledge in the area of assignment.

Incumbents apply departmental and organizational policies and procedures to specific situations; may adapt standard procedures as necessary to achieve objectives; and work under general supervision.

Incumbents may assign/delegate work assignments to lower level employees; troubleshoot problems and issues commensurate with relevant experience; may instruct others in work methods and procedures; and verify the work of others.


REQUIRES a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and one year of experience.


Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, extreme temperatures, intense noises and travel.


The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

The positiondescription does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Prince William County Governmentoffers medical plans with corresponding pharmacy and vision coverage,as well asdental plans and a supplemental vision plan.
Full-time andPart-time Prince William County Governmentemployees are eligible to participate in our plans; however, the level of benefits depends on the classification of the position, and number of hours worked.

The followingappointment types accrue no leave and are not eligible for holidays or other fringe benefits:
Part-Time Non-Benefit Eligible (work less than 15 hours a week)
Seasonal employees

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Prince William County Benefits Programs
I understand that information provided on my application is used to determine my qualifications. Information on my resume will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. Only information provided at the time of the application submission will be considered when determining my qualifications. Only responses to Supplemental Questions that can be verified in my submitted education and work experience will be credited.

  • I have read, understand, and acknowledge the above statement
  • I decline to proceed any further in this process.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and one year of experience. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering?

  • Yes
  • No
Quantify your years of field work associated with roadway projects.

  • 5 or more years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 1 to 2 years
  • Less than 1 year
Please select the option below that best reflects your level of familiarity with the Prince William County Design and Construction Standards Manual.

  • Uses Manual to complete work on a daily basis
  • Uses Manual to complete work on an occasional basis
  • Has used Manual with assistance to complete work
  • No usage of Prince William County Design and Construction Standards Manual
Please select the option below that best reflects your level of familiarity with Photoshop, and/or other similar computer software.

  • Uses the software to complete work on a consistent basis
  • Uses software with minimal assistance
  • Has used software with assistance
  • No familiarity with Photoshop
Have you ever established/updated policies or procedures in engineering manuals and/or guides?

  • Yes
  • No
Are you familiar with the roadway network in Prince William County?

  • Yes
  • No
Have you written any technical reports?

  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had to convey technical information to a non-technical audience?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have a current Engineering-in-Training (E.I.T.) or Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certification?

  • Yes
  • No
Please select the option that best reflects your level of familiarity with reading and understanding plan sets.

  • Understand standards and identify plan features without references
  • Understand standards and identify plan features with occasional references
  • Understand standards and identify plan features using references
  • No understanding of standards

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