STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF ENGINEER, WATER DIVISION
Class Code: 1785-35 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 7-5-9 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform professional engineering and administrative duties in directing and coordinating the operations of the Water Division.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Directs subordinate engineers in determining the location, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of dams and reservoirs owned by the Water Division.
· Supervises establishment of design standards and in reviewing designs, and plans for new construction and for repairs to existing dams and appurtenant structures.
· Reviews the periodic inspection reports of state and privately owned dams to determine that proper maintenance activities are being followed and that no hazards exist.
· Negotiates long-term leases of state owned dams to private operators of hydro-electric facilities to promote hydropower generation.
· Reviews staff recommendations on design and construction plans for proposed construction and/or reconstruction of recreation, flood control and power producing projects.
· Performs studies on and develops water level determinations for major bodies of water in the state to advise subordinates of water level changes and appropriate dam operations.
· Appears before legislative committees to present evidence, for or against, proposed statutes that affect the Water Division and related activities.
· Administers overall day-to-day operations of the Water Division and assumes the role of the Division Director in his/her absence.
· Supervises preparation of operating and capital budgets and appears before legislative committees to defend them.
· Consults with the Attorney General's Office relative to implementation of division orders and the drafting of contracts and other documents.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of system wide programs or services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires agency-wide administrative supervision, including the responsibility for developing and evaluating internal personnel policies. This level also involves the administrative management of a program which affects more than one agency, including overseeing the interaction of agency employees or policies to accomplish organizational objectives or goals.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Independent Action: Requires administrative decision-making in authorizing and monitoring the implementation of major departmental policies and procedures.
Education: Possession of a Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in civil engineering.
Experience: Ten years' experience in civil engineering, preferably including duties related to dam design, soils mechanics and stream hydraulics. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Registered Professional Engineer. Valid driver's license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles of civil engineering with emphasis on hydraulics. Knowledge of modern methods and techniques in regard to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of dams, water diversion and related designs of engineering structures and making complete engineering plans and specifications. Skill in negotiating leases and contracts. Ability to supervise professional and non-professional employees. Ability to make comprehensive recommendations on engineering problems. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and local authorities, co-workers and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02