Engineer 3 -4 - Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit Project and Arterial Bus Rapid Transit
Full-Time Engineer 3 -4 - Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit Project and Arterial Bus Rapid Transit at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Construction
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $82,068.68 - $121,937.89 Annually
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
E-Verify: Yes

The current vacancy is in the Public Works department.  Click this link for more information (Download PDF reader). The eligibility list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County.


To perform engineering services relating to the design, construction and maintenance of public works engineering projects; to organize, direct and supervise designated public works engineering programs and projects for the county's multi-modal transportation system; and to perform related duties as assigned. (This is the full performance class in this series. Employees at this level are registered as professional engineers. In addition to performing the duties of an Engineer 1’s or 2’s, incumbents direct designated engineering functions and provide work direction for lower-level engineers and related technical staff.)

If an internal candidate is selected, the salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to Job Descriptions. Once on this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.

Salary Range for Engineer 3 - $39.46 to $58.62
Salary Range for Engineer 4 -  $44.12 to $65.55

The examples of work performed below are from the Engineer 3 job description. To review a complete copy of the Engineer 4 job description please see the job descriptions link above.


Examples of Work Performed

  1. Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  2. Design roads, bridges, bicycle paths, drainage structures, lake improvements, and other projects. 
  3. Provide engineering support to the Deputy Directors and Director of Public Works in the establishment of priorities, planning, programming, funding, and review of public works projects and maintenance operations. Organize and oversee the preparation of reports, plans, specifications and cost estimates for individual projects.
  4. Provide technical assistance on construction projects to Engineering Technicians and Environmental Resource Specialists regarding the design and maintenance of highways, parks, and lake improvement projects; may act as project supervisor on construction projects.
  5. Direct the surveying for and inspection of construction projects on roads, bridges, lakes, paths, and parks. 
  6. Review and recommend action on reports, correspondence, legislation, proposed developments, and technological advances and improved methodologies pertaining to public works projects.
  7. Research documents, textbooks, and legal and engineering manuals to ensure that practices meet laws and standards; certifies that plans, specifications, and construction activities conform to accepted standards in accordance with State law.
  8. Meet with citizens, public officials, other government agencies, department staff, contractors, consultants, and suppliers to exchange information, represent the County's interests, and ensure compliance with County policies.
  9. Prepare budget recommendations, reports, correspondence, and presentations on programs or projects such as highway construction, street improvement, sewers, drainage, lake improvements and recreational facilities.
  10. Coordinate the preparation of information for County attorneys, appraisers and mortgage companies relating to right-of-way acquisitions, road construction and liability claims.
  11. Monitor expenses of division to remain within budgetary allowances.
  12. Administer construction contracts for bridges and road projects, and may negotiate supplements to contracts.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university. 


Experience: Four years of post-graduate experience in civil engineering, with experience in the area assigned.


Substitutions: None.


Certifications/Licensure: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Minnesota. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Qualifications for the Engineer 4
Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Seven years of experience as an engineer, including three years as an Engineer 3 or equivalent.

Substitution: None

Certifications/Licensure: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Minnesota and have a valid driver's license.

Preferred:  Master's Degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration or related field.

Exam/Screening Process Information

The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:

  • Training and Experience Rating = 100% 

The examination for Engineer 3-4 will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating.  The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely.  Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.

Eligible List:  The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as an Engineer 3-4. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for 1 months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list. The names of all applicants who score in the top 25 will be forwarded to the department for further consideration.

Veteran's Preference:  This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process.  Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process.  Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
Criminal Background Checks:  All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation:  Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin. Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of our workforce.
To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.
For further information regarding this posting, please contact Mirian Simpson at or by phone at (651) 266-2711.

Ramsey County

Contact: Mirian Simpson
1425 Paul Kirkwold Dr.
A, MN 55112
Transit: No Transit