Posted on 09/07/2021Jefferson County Commission - Birmingham, AL 35203

$53,580.80-$83,096.00 per year Full Time

Company Description

Jefferson County celebrates its 200-year birthday and is proud to serve a vibrant and diverse community rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Jefferson County is home to nationally recognized dining, world-class attractions, parks, events, and other activities to see and do. The Washington Post named Birmingham as one of the best vacation destinations to visit. Additionally, Zagat recently ranked Birmingham number one on the list of America’s Next Hot Food Cities. You can enjoy asparagus salad with roasted pecan dressing at an elegant restaurant for lunch and look forward to dinner at a “meat-andthree” serving country-fried steak, collard greens, butter beans and cornbread.

Jefferson County, located in Central Alabama, is a beautiful region nestled in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With a population of 659,300, it is the most populous county in the state. Its county seat, Birmingham, is a wonderfully diverse city with a metropolitan area that features something for everyone. It is young, traditional, vibrant, friendly, cultured, and complex! Economic Prosperity, World Class Universities, Research and Healthcare Options There’s an excitement about Jefferson County. This thriving metropolitan region encourages the innovative spirit of progress and expansion, driving the region’s economic growth. Home to an economic development program, Innovation Depot supports and cultivates 92 early-stage technology companies, strengthening the local economy. Community partnerships align efforts to foster job creation and bolster the region’s competitiveness as a desirable location with a high quality of life. Vibrant banking and education institutions are driving forces in the metro economy. Jefferson County is home to one of the largest banking centers in the southeast, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks in the top 15% of all universities worldwide. Jefferson County’s residents can walk the trails of Ruffner Mountain, the second largest urban nature preserve in the country, frequent the new Uptown entertainment district, sample wine made from local fruit along the local Wine Trail, visit the Civil Rights District, tour the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and enjoy Avondale and Lakeview, two of the newest revitalized, up and coming places to experience. Residents can also enjoy a baseball game at Regions Field and watch the Birmingham Barons run around the bases right in the heart of downtown Birmingham.

The Jefferson County and Birmingham region continues to grow more sophisticated and exude contemporary amenities and hospitality. It is one of the 60 largest metropolitan areas in the country and is a wonderful place to live, work, do business, and play! In fact, in 2022, the city will host the World Games and welcome in thousands of athletes from around the world. 

Position Description

Civil Engineers working within the Merit System focus on the design and review of public infrastructure facilities and proposed construction plans to ensure compliance with professional practices, applicable codes, regulations and standards. They direct and assist sub-professional engineering staff assigned to projects in the field. Individuals within this job class work with senior engineer professionals until proficiency is achieved and their work is reviewed for compliance with project outcomes.




  • Assists with the process to announce, collect, assess, and accept bids from contractors for public infrastructure projects.
  • Assists with the design phase of public infrastructure projects (e.g., drainage structures, sanitary sewers, roads, bridges, culverts, etc.) under guidance and supervision of a Sr. Civil Engineer or Chief Civil Engineer.
  • Assists with the pre-construction phase of public infrastructure projects by reviewing proposed construction plans to ensure they safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public; use accepted civil engineering practices; and comply with applicable codes, regulations and standards.
  • Interacts with parties (e.g., developers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, governmental agencies) taking part in the jurisdiction’s permitting process by providing information about permit requirements, and assisting with reviews of permit applications and plans in order to ensure that permit applications and plans meet the jurisdiction’s requirements.
  • Conducts engineering studies to gather data related to existing and/or proposed infrastructure projects and prepares reports and recommendations based on the study’s results.
  • Investigates and responds to complaints or inquiries made by the public to the department or public officials.
  • Assists with monitoring on-going construction projects that were designed by engineering consultants.



The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

  • Driver's License.
  • Possession of Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field (e.g., Structural, Environmental, etc.).



  • Experience working on ALDOT and/or Utility projects.
  • Experience using Auto CAD, Carlson, Bently Microstation, or other similar Engineering software.
  • Work experience in Surveying and/or Construction.

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