Organization : Cuyahoga County, Department of Public Works
Job Category : Water and Sewers
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Cleveland
Salary and Benefits : DOQ up to $108,000

Chief Section Engineer – Sanitary Engineer

Cuyahoga County, Department of Public Works

Anticipated Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Reports To: Chief Deputy Engineer

Classified or Unclassified: Classified

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or a related field desirable with eight (8) years previous experience, including one year of supervisory experience. Additional Requirements: License as a professional engineer with the State of Ohio.

Responsibilities: Plans, organizes, directs, and controls assigned functions in compliance with State and local laws, regulations, and engineering requirements; in conjunction with the Chief Deputy Engineer, directs projects, programs, objectives, policies, procedures, and staffing plans; designs and approves plans; develops funding strategies for projects; advises County Engineer and Director on policy and project status. Supervises the assigned section; assigns and reviews work; recommends hiring, promotions, discharges, and disciplinary actions; documents misconduct; assesses staffing requirements; evaluates training needs and provides instruction; evaluates performance; establishes and promotes employee morale; answers staff questions and provides information and conflict resolution as appropriate. Evaluates project progress and prioritizes work assignments; evaluates consultants for new projects; observes and inspects field projects under construction; develops solutions to project problems; observes field conditions of proposed projects. Reviews all incoming and outgoing correspondence; drafts letters to respond to correspondence; responds to inquiries from other public agencies; serves on various committees; attends and conducts meetings.

Preferred candidates will have experience managing all engineering functions in a Sanitary Engineering Division which includes new construction, specifications, design and rehabilitation of sanitary sewers, storm sewers, raw sewage pump stations, waste water treatment plants and waterlines.

Application Process

Interested applicants please apply at: or e-mail your resume to Open until filled.

The is a non-competitive, classified position. The Personnel Review Commission (PRC) will check your application to make sure you meet the minimum qualifications. If you do, the PRC will put your name on an eligibility list. To fill this opening, the PRC sends the hiring department and Human Resources (HR) a certified eligibility list. HR helps the hiring department decide who from the certified list to follow up with for interviews and then a job offer.

Most of our communication with candidates is through email. Regularly check the email address you gave us in your job profile. Watch your Spam folder, just in case.

If we offer you a job, you must pass a drug screen and background check before the offer becomes final. Prior criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify you from employment; the County looks at criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis using the guidelines in Chapter 306 of the County Code.


Cuyahoga County is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, which includes building an environment that respects the individual, promotes innovation and offers opportunities for all employees to develop to their full potential. A diverse workforce helps the County realize its full potential. The County benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when people with different experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds work together.

The County is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, language, religion, citizenship status, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity/expression, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, membership in a collective bargaining unit, status with regard to public assistance, or political affiliation.

If you need assistance applying or participating in any part of the candidate experience, contact Human Resources at 216-443-7190 and ask to speak with a talent acquisition team member.

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