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Date:  Jul 22, 2022
Req ID:  19338

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $80,242

Position Number: 22077840 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $80,242

Natural Resources 


Hiring Authority:

Cone Building 1, Suite 300

10421 West Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/682-0548



As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to interpret Federal and State Laws, rules and regulations
  • Ability to adapt in new and changing environments
  • Ability to provide oral and written reports
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective time management

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock