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Company Name:Wayne County Government
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Project Supervisors perform civil engineering work as a member of a survey crew, field inspector, materials testing technician or traffic technician on construction or maintenance projects. Ordinarily, the work is closely supervised by the survey party chief, by an engineer or by an inspector / technician of higher rank. Work assignments will be in connection with construction of roads, bridges or storm water drainage systems, making routine inspections and tests of construction materials, oversight of work performed to assure conformance with contract specifications, and will also include first stage documentation of all construction project activities.


At the time of application and appointment, eligible candidates must have:

• A valid driver's license and an acceptable safe driving record. (INDICATE MICHIGAN DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER ON THE APPLICATION); AND

• One of the following criteria; either a), b) or c):

a) An Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or higher level engineering degree as determined acceptable by the Department of Personnel/Human Resources; OR

b) A Bachelor's Degree in any discipline and two (2) years of experience surveying land, inspecting projects, reviewing traffic reports and specifications for construction and maintenance projects, and testing construction materials such as soil, cement, aggregate, and asphalt; OR

c) Two (2) of the certifications listed below, with two (2) years of experience surveying land, inspecting projects, reviewing traffic reports and specifications for construction and maintenance projects, and testing construction materials such as soil, cement, aggregate, and asphalt.

• MDOT Field Manager Certification

• MDOT Computerized Office Technician

• MCA-Level 1

• ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician-Grade 1

• ICET Michigan Certified Aggregate Inspection Technician Certification-Level 1 or 2

• ICET Michigan Certified Density Control Technician Certification

• ICET Michigan Certified Bituminous Laboratory Technician Certification-Level 1

• ACSM Surveying Technician Level One

• ICET Michigan Certified Bituminous QA/AC Technician Certification

• Nuclear Gauge Operator Certification

• IMSA Sign and Pavement Marking-Level 1,2 or 3

• IMSA Work Zone Safety

• Construction Storm Water Operator Certification

• Comprehensive Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certification

During the probation period, candidates must obtain at least one of the above certifications. If the certification is not obtained, the employee will be removed from the Project Supervisor position pursuant to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources and Department of Public Services procedures.


Candidates will be required to lift heavy tools and equipment, soil/rock/cement samples, and must have the ability to drive stakes into the ground.


"On-line virtual testing and testing at the WCCCD Northwest Campus is now available."

Written Exam will be rated at 85% and will include knowledge of basic construction principles, mathematics, engineering technology, materials testing and the use of surveying instruments, measuring devices, materials testing equipment, project data entry, construction software knowledge and construction tools. (Calculators may be used during the Written Exam) Experience, Training and Certifications will be rated at 15%.

(Credit will be awarded to applicants who submit certifications prior to the written exam)

Candidates must pass all tests to be placed on the eligible list. In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or such other tests as the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants for appointment

Equal Employment Opportunity

Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

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