The Director of Engineering oversees the road & bridges design and inspection divisions, the traffic engineering division, the utility (water, sewer, drainage) design and inspection divisions, the survey division, the SCADA division, the street lighting division, and the public works warehouse division, consisting of approximately 135 civil service employees.
The Director’s duties include, providing policy development and management guidance in the area of engineering, evaluating department operations and reports to director of public works on a regular basis; directs the engineering department in formulating and evaluating operating policies, programs and procedures; prepares reports on departmental operations evaluates performance against established objectives, and prepares special reports on operating problems or plans as required; manages daily operations including engineering design, construction supervision of all water, sewerage, streets and drainage infrastructure installation, responsible for traffic engineering, design, operation, and maintenance of signals, signs and markings; approves expenditures and monitors revenues and collections; receives and responds to complaints regarding department operations; directs administrative and field staff; handles personnel matters; and carries out all duties as assigned by the Parish President.
(1) A four-year degree in engineering and active registration as a professional engineer in the State;
(2) Ten (10) years' experience in engineering; and
(3) Three (3) years' experience in local government operations or consulting work.
Louisiana motor vehicle operator’s license required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field; supplemented by fifteen (15) years of civil engineering experience, with ten (10) years’ experience as a Professional Civil Engineer and current license in the State of Louisiana.
About Jefferson Parish Government
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana was established in 1825 and was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, commemorating his role in purchasing the Louisiana territory from France in 1803. The Parish originally extended from present day Felicity Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the St. Charles Parish line. As Orleans Parish grew, it annexed from Jefferson Parish such established areas as the Garden District, Lafayette, Jefferson, and Carrollton. The present boundary was set in 1874, and in 1884 the seat of Parish government was transferred to the West Bank, Gretna, where it has remained.
Once a largely rural area of farms, dairies and vast tracts of undeveloped land, Jefferson Parish today is New Orleans' first suburb - a bedroom community west of the city that received the first great migration of middle-class families from the 1950's to the 1970's.
The parish's largest community is Metairie, an unincorporated area that comprises almost all of East Jefferson. Smaller unincorporated areas include River Ridge and Jefferson. Jefferson Parish is divided by the Mississippi River into the West Bank and East Bank areas. East Jefferson cities include Kenner and Harahan, while Gretna, Westwego, and Lafitte are in West Jefferson.