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Supervisor 3, AE (Elko Construction)

The Position

Positions in this series supervise professional engineering associates, technical engineering staff, and/or engineering students; direct activities of assigned staff, organize personnel, equipment and materials, and delegate assignments; evaluate the performance of employees according to established policies and work performance standards; ensure accurate and timely completion of work assignments; and provide guidance and training.


Incumbents function as managers who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate supervisors; develop policies and procedures; and allocate staff and resources to accomplish goals and objectives.


This position is located within District 3, Elko, NV. This position is critical for the development, delivery, and construction administration of the Construction Division and District. Responsibilities include managing the district construction crew, drafting plans and specifications, field inspection and survey of projects, inspection, testing, specification writing, cost estimation, and project coordination at the discretion of the Resident Engineer.

To Qualify

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a closely related engineering field and four years of professional engineering experience, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR certified as an Engineering Intern and four years of professional engineering experience, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR two years of experience comparable to the Staff II, Associate Engineer or Supervisor II, Associate Engineer; OR four years of professional engineering experience with two years of experience comparable to the Supervisor I, Associate Engineer.

Special Notes

Employees in this class who are not licensed professional engineers may not represent themselves as such to other persons or entities.

Special Requirements

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

The Examination

The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

1.     Describe your experience in the following areas: a) Supervision of survey, including calculating and staking horizontal and vertical alignments of highways; b) supervision of inspecting production and placement of asphalt or concrete paving, aggregate base, structural concrete and earthwork for highways and bridges; c) supervision of operating a construction field laboratory and using basic quality control methods for sampling and testing of engineering materials; d) supervision of construction office procedures including recording file data for documentation of contract progress reports, specification compliance and correspondence that may include biweekly contractor progress payment process; and e) critical path scheduling or other comparable construction project management scheduling.

2.     Please describe your experience working with a contractor in the following areas: a) Interpreting compliance with contract documents, b) coordinating inspection/testing personnel to accommodate contractor's operations, c) traffic control requirements, and d) partnering or dispute resolution.

3.     Describe your experience in the interpretation of engineering plans, specifications and technical manuals.

4.     Describe your experience in the application and interpretation of state and federal statutes and regulations in any of the following areas: a) Stormwater pollution prevention, b) hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and c) Right of way.

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #31627. See the official announcement at: 

Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.

Posted on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
This listing expires on: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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