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HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Civil Engineer,Sr
Position Classification Code: R3031
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Plans and conducts research in field or specialization of an engineering discipline to discover facts, or performs research directed toward investigation, evaluation, and application of known engineering theories and principles. Requires advanced study in the field of specialization. Oversees engineering personnel performing, complex engineering experiments to test, prove, or modify theoretical propositions on basis of research findings and experiences of others researching in related technological areas.
Standard Duties:
Designs and implements research protocols and projects;evaluates findings to develop new concepts, products, equipment, or processes.Applies advanced analytical techniques and the modification and extension of theories and practices in innovative research projects in field of specialty; develops statistical and observational models. Applies diversified knowledge of engineering research principles, practices, and protocols in research projects; may make recommendations which serve as the basis for decision making in a specialty area. Makes independent decisions requiring the application of advanced research techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices in the field of engineering. Operates and maintains sophisticated equipment to conduct research, analyze data, and report research findings; may instruct others in use of equipment. Collaborates with users and principal investigators on design, analysis, application, and reporting of research projects; teaches and advises on techniques. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new and improved techniques and procedures as an individual researcher. Supplies technical leadership and consultation to professional co-workers, collaborators, and graduate students. Receives general guidance related to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Prepares grant proposals to obtain funding in support of research activities. Serves as principal investigator, as appropriate, on sub-projects of complexities consistent with above criteria. May manage or oversee a research laboratory. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.Oversees the supervision of personnel to include: work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science,technology,principles, and procedures. Knowledge of design applications and techniques. Knowledge of equipment and systems appropriate to related discipline.
Skill in applying engineering principles and procedures. Skill in engineering design applications,techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Ability to effectively communicate.Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-