Engineer III

Application ends: March 28, 2025

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This professional position will perform all phases of engineering, permitting/regulatory compliance and/or project management for the Division of Solid Waste and Recycling (DSWR) including but not limited to Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects and landfill and transfer station permitting compliance for the Division of Solid Waste and Recycling. Supervision is received from the DSWR Division Director and/or Assistant Department Head/Deputy Director.

Frederick County Government recognizes the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members. If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.

Frederick County offers an extensive compensation package to reflect how much we value our employees. The following is what you can expect in your first year as a full time benefited Frederick County Government employee.

  • 11 days of Vacation leave with increase after 2 years of employment
  • 15 days of Sick leave with unlimited annual carryover
  • 11 paid scheduled holidays, plus 2 additional floating holidays
  • Day 1 coverage of comprehensive Medical Insurance Plan option to include generous County HSA contribution (if enrolled in the high-deductible plan). This is part of a full range of benefits including Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending
  • 100% County paid 2x annual salary Group Term Life Insurance benefit
  • Work/Life balance programs include: Employee Assistance Program and Employee Wellness Program
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • County and Employee funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    • Vesting after 10 years of service
    • Additional service credit for eligible previous public service, military service, etc
  • Other employee paid benefits such as Deferred Compensation Plan, Legal Resources, Supplemental Life Insurance, etc.

For more information, visit our benefits page on the Frederick County Government job opportunities webpage .




  • Prepare requests for proposals for engineering services; assist in selection of consultants; present recommendations to the Consultant Selection Committee
  • Prepare plans, specifications, and contract documents for in-house projects
  • Analyze, review, and approve civil engineering improvement plans produced by other agencies, consultants, and contractors for compliance with local, state, and federal standards and regulations
  • Evaluate technical and price proposals and make recommendations on the award of contracts
  • Compose professional correspondence; memorandums and other written work related to the review of plans and specifications, project management, etc.
  • Coordinate with engineering personnel, consultants, Project Managers, county staff in other Divisions as needed
  • Coordinate study/design contracts with local, state and federal government agencies; secure permits and approvals from regulatory agencies, including any permits associated with landfill and transfer station operations
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the Planning Commission and other groups/agencies; assist in preparing and presenting supporting information to elected officials, citizen groups and others
  • Provide assistance to construction management personnel during construction of CIP projects
  • Research historical as-built records and related information for infrastructure mapping
  • Develop spreadsheets to evaluate calculations in solid waste facility design and/or capacity tracking including the ability to perform or supervise the performance of standard ground and aerial surveys for use in landfill planning and capacity assessments
  • Prepare and present information to public officials, citizens, and groups; interact with consulting engineers, developers and attorneys
  • Manage contractual agreements and related documents associated with consultant services and construction contracts
  • Assist in preparation of the yearly CIP
  • Develop and maintain GIS data layers and databases, including but not limited to: storm sewer system and drainage areas, urban stormwater Best Management Practices, impervious surfaces, water quality monitoring locations, water quality improvement projects and opportunities, and leachate force mains
  • Manage environmental compliance programs, including stormwater pollution prevention plan; spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plan; air and groundwater monitoring; and sediment & erosion control programs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following other duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.



The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology or a related field
  • Minimum 6 years of Engineering and/or Project Management work experience that must include all of the following areas:
    • Field experience in solid waste management infrastructure
    • Field experience in public works infrastructures
    • Experience in the design of water and/or sewer pumping, distribution, collection, storage and treatment facilities
  • Possession of Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) and Landfill Gas Management Systems Certification from SWANA, or the ability to obtain within one year
  • Current Professional Engineer (PE) license in Maryland, or PE license in another state with ability to obtain MD PE license by reciprocity within 6 months after hire
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may reduce the work experience requirement to 4 years.