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Date:  Sep 13, 2023
Req ID:  27865

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $69,776

Chief Engineer (Engineer Supervisor)

Position #:     22092623

Grade:          GS12

Salary:          $69,776

Requisition:    27865

Location:       Planning and Development, Little Rock, AR


Closing date:  Until Filled


This position serves as the Chief Parks Engineer and oversees all engineering projects within the State Parks system (i.e. roads, water and sewer, building repair/renovation and new construction).  Job duties will include planning, preparing, and directing the preparation of construction designs and specifications for park facilities (both in-house and by outside design professionals), conducting feasibility studies, supervising inspectors, performing administrative duties and providing technical assistance to other sections and park staff in the solution of engineering problems.  Arkansas Professional Engineer License is required, and the applicant should expect frequent in-state travel.


This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: The formal education equivalent of bachelor’s degree in chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering, or a related field. Plus, five-year experience in engineering relating to the work performed, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval of the qualifications review committee.


EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Applications accepted online only:

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: B015C

Grade: GS12


Salary Range: $69,776.00 - $101,175.00


The Engineer Supervisor is responsible for conducting engineering studies, developing design drawings and/or specifications, supervising employees and performing related administrative duties. This position is governed by state and federal law and agency/institution policy.


Directs the activities of a medium to large professional staff by interviewing, hiring, training, assigning and reviewing work, counseling, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Inspects sites to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and state and federal regulations during all phases of construction and/or inspects existing facilities for fire and safety code compliance and proper equipment operation. Completes reports of findings and takes necessary action to correct deficiencies. Designs, drafts, and/or reviews plans of proposed projects. Reviews engineering reports, plans, specifications for compliance with all regulations and guidelines. Administers contracts. Provides engineering surveys. Reviews various permit applications for compliance with applicable laws and regulations recommending approval of denial of permits. Consults with public officials, consulting engineers, and architects concerning design recommendations and/or design modifications for projects. Responds to inquiries concerning civil and environmental engineer laws and practices within the state of Arkansas. Utilizes various computer programs for data and information gathering, formula calculations, various studies and report generating. Prepares written reports. Conducts meetings or attends public hearings and meetings and presents workshops to local officials providing information and explaining agency policies. Provides information, suggestions, advice and technical assistance to city, county and district officials in various practices and programs by answering questions, interpreting applicable laws and regulations and coordinating with other entities to resolve problems. May act as a team leader on projects by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning, overseeing, and reviewing work, and training new employees. Performs other duties as assigned.


Must be able to work outdoors and on construction sites, if applicable to the educational specialty. May be exposed to hazards in the field or the laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering relating to the work performed. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the field of engineering. Knowledge of construction plans and designs. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to inspect plans and/or structures to determine compliance with regulations. Ability to prepare and present technical information verbally and in writing. Ability to design and draft construction plans and write specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of bachelor’s degree in chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering, or a related field. Plus, five year experience in engineering relating to the work performed, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must be licensed as registered Professional Engineer by the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in accordance with ACA 17-30-301.


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock